steve wrote:This is a great post, thanks for sharing. I liked the fake substrate, what do you plan for this tank and what type of lighting are you going to use?
The fake substrate looks nice and is easy to keep clean... but got kind of boring. Moe has nothing to grip on a bare bottom tank and struggles a bit to get going. I think sand would make it easier when he wants to lunge and capture a guppy. I read through the sand sticky on this forum and decided to give some play sand a try. Let me tell you how nice it was being able to buy a $4/50 lb bag of sand versus buying aragonite calcium sand for my reef tank.
For the basking area Moe has an exo terra 125W MVB on his basking area today. It's in a dome hung from a stand. I'll be moving the fixture and the bulb over to the new setup. When this bulb goes, I think I'll replace it with a 100W megaray.
The problem that I have is this light stand is made to sit under a tank. It looks like this...
The Aqueon stand for the tank only supports the tank around the bottom rim. The middle of the top of the tank stand is hollow. If it were flat like a table, I could use the same lamp stand no problem (would need to verify height). I'm thinking about taking the vertical piece of the lamp stand off of the foot and making some kind of bracket to hold the vertical arm to the rear of the hood.
Worst case, I could get a bracket and hang the lamp from the wall but I'd really prefer not to do that.
If anyone has ideas or suggestions on how to mount this stand to the hood...let me know.