whoops it's a 110 wide
Hi, first post here.
I was looking at some youtube videos wondering what to do with my newly acquired 110 gal wide, (2'x4' x22" tall).
and I came across this tank setup seen here:
I'm still in the gathering stuff mode and haven't filled her up yet. So far I have; fluval 406 with seachem matrix, ac110 with double sponge, 2 pieces of glass for the tops, cobble stone rocks from a landscaping store, large piece of drift wood, and 150 pounds of pool filter sand.
As far as lighting goes the tank came with a diy light that consists of a place to screw in 4 bulbs, I screwed in some regular house hold bulbs just to see if it works and it does.
I also have a 4 foot aquarium strip florescent fixture with a cheap o "ge hardware store aqua light bulb" that the guy at the aquarium shop told me is terrible.
I'm wondering, can I buy something cheap and achieve good results, I would like to do a planted tank with maybe dwarf cichlids, corries, plecos, congo tetras, barbs etc... or maybe rams and rainbows etc...?
I don't want to have to spend more than maybe $150 at most on lighting, and I don't want to have to buy co2 tanks and all that stuff.
Weekly water changes are fine but I would prefer low maintenance.
Can you guys maybe link me examples of commercially available lighting solutions that are plug and play. I don't have a canopy to hide lights under.
on a side note a guy offered to sell me this if you think it might be enough:
"I have a standard tank light strip
And 1 powerglo 18000k new in box "
and a eheim 2222 with extra media and pads
so with my florescent and his 2 bulb fixture I could run all the above bulbs, would that work?
feel free to move this if it's in the wrong section