I really do love the pico deluxe - but although I like the concept of an open tank ... I'm at the same time terrified of them! LOL!
I really like the concept of the clipped lights or hanging lights ... but ... I don't think I could ever manage to actually do one and not continously freak out about them - I have visions of earthquakes sloshing water right out along with fish - to the light falling into the freaking tank and electrocuting everything in it - how you guys manage to not trip on that I have NO idea LOL!
I saw a ADA cube (I think) at the fish store yesterday and I kinda tripped over it - it had a glass lid, but was rimless, and I'd never seen one before and I really liked that look. But that won't work for my office as I want to have it on a shelf that is a part of my desk and I think it's rather narrow - I'll be measuring it on Tuesday when I go to work lol.
My other half has always loved my tanks - but he's always wanted to go to saltwater, and frankly I'm too chicken still ... even though my dream tank is a little rock with a couple of shrimp, maybe a few corals or anemones and a goby and a little shelled crab, salt just really intimidates me for some reason. Just a lot of chemistry and so much can go wrong and I do fall in love with my tanks pretty hard. (I am such a weirdo LOL)
But I had established tanks that were like decades old when he met me, and I was deeply into breeding then too - so he never got to explore the hobby from scratch ... from having an empty tank to deciding what goes into it, and then watching it bloom, but he went with me to a few stores yesterday and kinda liked a few tanks and I kicked around maybe us replacing my 60 gallon that cracked and he was getting that little beginning gleam that I well understand! LOL!
So just going to start small - I have my 30 in my office that's been around for about 10 years now - it's just had no attention really and then a nano specifically for a few shrimp will be good. Then I am sure we will get a nano for home and then .... well I guess we'll see. Nice thing about having them at work - I don't pay for the electricity.
Just went into my garage to actually look and see what tanks I had easy access to (my storage shed can be a pain to get into sometimes lol) and took some pics, and dug out my little 2.5 gallon setup - it's soooo dirty lol, so will have to get her all cleaned up - lots of mineral deposits and dried algae - once my frogs all finally died, I just left it alone and the algae just took it over I guess lol.
But anyways, here it is ...
And then with it all together ...
Should look much better once it isn't all grody! LOL! That *should* be big enough for a little shrimp tank right? I actually think it might only be 2 gallons as opposed to 2.5 though.