Oh my guys. I haven't been on this forums in forever. First off, i would like to say WAZUP! some people may remember me, and i certainly remember some people.
First off, my background. I have had over 5 fish tanks throughout my young life, all of which were taken down. I had to take down all my tanks because of power outages where i lived. At one point i had a 20 gallon long saltwater with sps and a goby, that was as far as i got. I also had 2 planted tanks, a cichlid 55gal, and a small 7.5 gallon beta tank. As u can tell, i was addicted
. As i said, power outages made me quit, but now i have a generator, which can run a tank. I sold most of my expensive fish equipment on craigslist, but i just had to keep my 7.5 gallon cube.
For some reason i cant stay away from the hobby, so i have decided to set this tank up. I want the tank to be set up perfectly, price is not an issue (to an extent). I want to do a planted tank with only shrimp and maybe ottos. I dont remember all the fish compatability, but i am sure once i look at it a bit it will all come back to me. For plants i want it to have either an overgrown/jungle feel (easier to keep) or the perfectly trimmed look. If i were to go overgrown, i would have some dwarf lillies, and a lot of taller plants, whereas if i went trimmed it would be mostly moss with a bit of background plants.
What i need help with for this tank is lighting and filtering. I had a light for it which was 20 some watts, but i sold that, along with the filter. I want the best for my little aquatic friends, and i also want it to look amazing. this tank will be on my desk in my rec room for all to see so it needs to look clean. This means no HOB filter, glass tubing, preferably a clamp on pendant fixture, ext. i can make a bit of the stuff, like a stand for the light, but i cant make the light itself. I think you guys get the point. I also need the filter to be able to fit a heater to heat the tank. I can do a tiny refuge if needed, but like 5 gallons max. Then again, an overflow could be a problem. Oh well, im ranting.
Thanks so much! thanks for helping me when i was a newby and getting me obsessed with this amazing hobby.