I wasn't happy with my 3g eclipse (mainly because i kept scratching the acrylic and the filter is crap) so i decided to upgrade to a 5.5g aga. I have a 5.5g derimmed and i just built a hood today which is pretty crude but it will get the job done.
Here's a list of the some of the future specs:
-filter: tom rapids mini canister filter
-lighting: 20 watts of 6500k lighting (may up it to 26w if co2 isnt necessary)
-substrate: either eco complete or flourite (it depends which one my lfs has)
-plants: marselia minuta, downoi (hopefully), and that's all the plants i know i want for sure...got some thinking to do.
-livestock: some microrasboras (maybe 5-7?) and 2 otos.
-ferts: flourish comprehensive and flourish iron
-co2: flourish excel
Thats all i have planned so far. I'm hoping to get this tank setup within the next week and a half. Time for pics. Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
The hood (excuse the quality because it was made with basic tools). It will be painted black with a 10g hood fixture retrofitted and chrome tape everywhere on the inside.
The ridges holding the hood on the lip of the glass.
The tank and the hood.