Just before the end of the year, hubby decides to live up to his promise on helping me start up the 75 gallon. This is going to be a planted goldie tank. The goldies will be fancys and fantails. Maybe a BN pleco and a few dojo loaches. I'm honestly thinking of not doing the pleco if I get the loaches.
Now as far as my plants, I'm thinking of going with these:
Anubias(tied down to my DW)
and either Cabomba or moneywort or wisteria
So my husband was paranoid about the stand that came with the tank. It was handmade and made with 1"? thick wood. To me, I think it was very sturdy. But hubby wouldn't trust it. At. All. So he went and blew $150 some odd on some particle wood PetsMart stand.
So the previous stand:
And the new stand. It looks really nice. To me it makes the tank look bigger. I PRAY it will hold. If not, I know hubby won't let me get another tank until we buy our house :(
So the tank didn't come with a top. So hubby bought a sheet of plexiglass and cut some pieces. This is 1 large lid. It will be secured to the edges with velcro.
Now, my lighting. I'm thinking of using 2 of these: Mainstays Clip Lamp, Black: Decor : Walmart.com
I'd love to do something like this: 150-Watt Incandescent Clamp Light-CE-300PDQ at The Home Depot
But I'm worried that if I lay the lamps down flat like polukoff's lamps: Need Lighting Help for a 55 gallon planted tank.
BUT, I'm worried about the lamps getting too hot against the plexiglass. Do you think these would be enough lighting for my NPT? I'm thinking it will be. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy. I'll be posting updates on the tank as I get new stuff in. I'm really excited about this.
We're also replacing the silicone....there's not much of it left