Well, I was recently able to pickup a Cadlights 'Zen' 7 gallon tank at a LFS. Low-iron tanks such as this have only become available locally within the past 3-4 months. Before then I would have had to make a multi-hour trip to a bigger city to find a 'starfire' tank, or order a custom made one for big $$$
. When I got the tank home I was very impressed with the build quality, and the fact that the tank came with a glass lid, lid clips, and a mat.
This tank will be for CRS/CBS (and maybe some other shrimp types that can deal with the parameters). Here are a few pics while cycling (10 day difference in the pics)… I will post a few updated shots shortly.
Info on the tank setup:
Tank: 7 gal low-iron glass
Lights: IKEA desk lamp with 13 watt bulb
CO2: Was started with DIY fed into filter intake. I have since quit the CO2 (I assumed that the pH swings with 0-1 kH would be too much for the shrimp), and am 1/2 dosing metracide.
Filter: Eheim 2213 with DIY acrylic pipes
Substrate: Netlea Lambo
Hardscape: Malaysian drift wood
Constructive criticism is always welcome.