For the lighting, I just hot glued a piece of clear plastic on the lid, sealing off all the lights. Since the lights should last for 10+ years, I don't think accessability is much of an issue.
The tank itself detaches from the stand, and therefore the electrics of the motor are already sealed. I left the previous electrics so that I could easily revert back to how it was (not likely) plus I could always add those fake fish and turn the motor on causing water movement without a pump.
Another benefit is that since the tank is detachable, I can change the water very easily.
The unit costed me $20 AU many years ago, but now you could find these for about $10 AU at cheap bargin stores.
Last edited by vwboy53; 07-19-2005 at 03:24 AM.