hehehe, you have no idea how many "reinventions" this tank has gone through.
It started out life as tabletop "home" for a lonely betta, and then just seemed to get more and more stuff thrown at it, then it was a home for some white clouds after the poor betta met an untimely end.. I then went planted, and then futher went heated and planted, and then heated, planted, CO2 injected, and put in our bathroom.
I was never really that happy with it's appearance,seeing as it had all this junk at the back of the tank and everything always went wierd. The substrate always let me down just not letting much grow apart from vallis, and after a myriad of attempts to get it right (some a little erm, "agricultural") and always ending in algae, we gave up, just at the same time as we had fry appear in my 50 gal.
It then became a bare grow out tank, and the fruits of my labour are now swimming in the 10 gal.
Anyway, it has laid dormant for a few months, till I decided that I needed to set it up with EVERYTHING right this time, starting withthis
As it stands, here is the tank. it's an 8 x 8 x 10 3 gal high
and the pipe work is all acrylic, and was built like this
The lighting comes from a single 15w 6500k CF, so hopefully it should work nicely.
the reflector is just simple aluminium foil, spray bondeded to the hood.
The hood incidentally is actually a display box for some georgio amani perfume, it's been modified, sealed, sprayed metallic black and viola, instant hood!