I have decided to redo my small aquarium at work that I built just before Xmas (see https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=783650
I wasn't happy with the Finnex 2.5G tank. I don't know what it is. It just doesn't feel right.
So, the new plan is to start from Mr. Aqua Joy 3.0 bowfront and keep all accessories. Also, I am doing some custom acrylic work with it to make it nicer.
I have cut and glued (using silicone) piece of 1/8" thick black acrylic, so the aquarium has a nice black background.
I am working on custom tank 1/4" acrylic cover. It will have 1" raisers for the Finnex FugeRay Planted+ light, cutout for the filter, and some little cutout for feeding. I will also add 2 - 3" high strip of smoke grey acrylic in front of the light so the light will not shine in my face when I am at my desk.
The landscape is going to change considerably. I got some new piece of wood and rocks, little ceramic cave, and some small Anubias Nana, Staurogyne Repens and one Crinum (Calamistratum)?. Hopefully I will reuse some plants from existing tank and maybe get some cuttings from my home tank.
The Crinum looks so cool. I am not sure whether it will go into work or home tank ;-)
So here is the plan:
Mr Aqua Joy 3G bowfront (from eBay)
http://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-06080-QuietFlow-Filter-100GPH/dp/B000SP65N8/ cartridge filter with a little extra bag of ceramic donuts
Update - all done
All done. The acrylic cover is finished. I put a panel of gray acrylic in front of the light so it doesnt spill into the room that much.
Here is how it looks like right now
So, what do you guys think? Critique, advice?