Hey there, Im from singapore, so i got my tank from MY LFS .. the location wldnt be much use to anyone on this board hehe :P
But i got it second hand coz the owner started specializing in planted, and stopped in terrarium/vivarium type set ups. Got it at a bargain for 200 singapore dollars including lights and cabinet.
The wierd front end missing tank is good for me here in singapore, since its humid, i donthave to worry about the humidity dropping, just using a fogger to keep the wood moist at most times.
Gives me easy access to all the plants and shifting things around as well.
2 problems I didnt forsee that i have since noticed.
Problem 1. Water can tend to splash out since I have a water fall in the back on the right. So i have to make sure it splashes softly. haha..
I guess thats problem 1.5 , if its not splashing well, its gonna be really noisy 24/7 especially since its not a closed tank.
Problem 2. My Lights are somewhat situated in the back half of the tank if u can understand what i mean from the pictures.
I am wondering if there is enough light going into the tank. I am using 2 2 foot 18 watt Arcadia Freshwater bulbs. ( Any one have any good things to say abt them???) I used them in my nano planted tank and they worked fine to the point of algae problems.
I do have 2 Hitachi LUMICD 18w Tri-Phosphourous lights, and I dont know if these are good? I just saw another LFS here using these bulbs, and the plants look healthy too. So if possible, I need to construct some kind of device to hang the second set of lights over the front half of the tank. OR is this overkill??? Does anyone know?
Waiting for my plants to root and start photosynthesis, hopefully thats soon.
. IF so,. then i guess I dont need so many lights.
Secondly, my land is made up mostly of driftwood. Abt 4 pieces in all, had to somewhat imagine it in my head and bring it back home and spent like an hour arranging it all so that it all fit snugly and tightly into place, but with easy disassembly as well. Theres 2 pieces of lava rock there but its mainly for show, hoping some moss will grow on it. Ripped out some Mossy + Fern in my backyard and stuck it in there too. Have no clue what it is, maybe someone on the board knows? Waterfall is made from Granite Bricks, well at least i think granite, and am trying to cover that with moss.
Heres a pic of that mossy fern thing in the back ground