Ight so I'm no longer doing the ADA tank. I found a 10 gal in my attic and I decide I'm gonna just go with that for now. I de-rimmed the top of it earlier, and think I'm gonna leave the bottom rim on, but I don't know. I kinda screwed up a few times on the top, and chipped the glass on a couple of the edges. Will this effect the integrity of the glass and possibly cause a leak? Its mainly on one lip of the glass, so I can turn it around.
For filtration I'm now looking at the Eheim Plus 2215-37. Is this overkill? I read somewhere it is rated for up to a 93 gallon aquarium, but I might have read wrong. Is it even possible to have too much filtration?
Lighting will most likely be the Archaea Clip-on 36W from ADA. Will that be enough light? It says it is good for up to a 12 gallon aquarium, but I guess I'm used to most companies overrating their products and I am a bit apprehensive about taking their word.
I plan on using pressurized CO2 as well, but I don't have the time to go the DIY route, so I was considering the semi-automatic setup from Foster and Smith. http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...35&pcatid=9935
Does that seem like a good CO2 system, or should I just go all out and spend $500 on a complete system with better equipment? From the reviews that just seems like a so-so system and I would need to replace the needle-valve and bubble counter.
I'm still probably going to use the AquaSoil Amazonia multi-type for my substrate and I plan on dosing with ferts, but I'll have to look into that more as I haven't researched it at all.
For the layout I plan on an iwagumi style layout with HC for sure, but I'm not sure what else I will add. For fauna I'm hoping to do a school of some tetra, probably neon, since the tank is so small, or maybe some CPD. I might use some cherry shrimp in it too, but I don't know.
Anyways any thoughts or concerns on my plans? I"m still in the planning stages and any help is greatly appreciated.