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Old 04-19-2012, 04:11 AM   #45
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I really love the tank and think it's well-suited for moss and shrimp. It's so short that getting adequate flow is no problem. And lighting? Even this cheap-o eBay LED fixture I bought does the trick.

Bonus of the AC20: way more media options. You can even run a standard bag of Purigen if necessary. Parts are cheap and readily available. More sturdy than the Red Sea Nano (which is a great filter for standard 2.5gal tanks).

You'll likely need to cut the intake pipe with a Dremel tool or hacksaw but that's the only real modification necessary. I also cut part of the intake strainer down so I could pull the sponge up a bit higher.
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