I like the Helios quite a bit. I've just been using them to overdrive some NO T5 bulbs and they're holding up well. The greatest part is that there's very little heat. The 2x9W PCs that I was running before created way more heat and doesn't produce as much light. The downside to the setup is the legs it comes with. They could have used another mechanism to attach them to the fixture (they just snap on). I stopped using them and just have the fixture sit on top of the tank nowadays.
No issues w/the canister so far. I prefer it over the HOB filters due to the noise factor and ease of maintenance. The black from the tubing blends in with the background extremely well. It would have been perfect had the spraybar been black as well
How did you get the aqualight minis to stay up like that?
Can you post some up to date photos of your tank? It looks(looked) really nice. I might buy a tank from World Marine Systems too.....I want to see the quality of the tank. I want to buy a 21" long x 9 " wide x 9 1/2" tall tank (7.7 gallons). I want it to be like yours, its awesome!!!