New here but it seems like you have quite the community, very nice! Recently I have come across some very cool planted nano tanks, I had bought a 5.5 gallon to be my fuge for my 3 gal pic tank but I found it to be easier to just mod a HOB filter for the same purposes. I lost the receipt for the tank, so I started thinking what to do.... Another salt tank is kinda out of the question, I just dont have the money for lights, rock, and everything it takes for a proper reef aquarium, so I decided on a heavily planted freshwater tank. I already have a 55gal which is planted, but it isnt running co2 and has less than stellar lighting. I concluded on making a sister tank to my 55.
Anyway, due to lack of funds I decided I would do everything in a DIY manner. I have a clamp on flood light with a 75w daylight bulb, a palm filter which I had from my pico, substrate from my 55, a heater that was just lying around, and a co2 reactor made from a water bottle, airline tubing, and a chop stick.
Total, this tank has costed me just over 30 dollars.
In the pictures the light seems to only light the middle, not totally sure why. It lights the sides too but is more concentrated in the center. I like the look of it though.
Chopstick diffuser. lol