I bought the Galaxy 5 from WalMart for $29 on sale... It came with an 8 watt eclipse tube in it.. Matter of fact, it is an eclipse tank marked AquaTech, Galaxy 5, sold by WalMart.
The sand is Carribsea Flamingo Reef Sand and it is about 7 lbs worth.
The rocks are some that came out of my tank at home, also about 7 lbs.
I took the filter mechanism that came with it, out, and replaced it with a HOB
filter for a 10 gal
.. Something cheap, I believe it is Primo or something like that... Anyway, there is no filter media except for carbon. No floss or anything, the LR
do that for me..
I also went to Wal Mart later and bought two 13 watt PC
desk lamps and tore them apart, re-wired them. I took out the 8 watt POC that was in the hood, and replaced it with the 13 watt PC
's.. I then ordered 2 50/50 13 watt PC
's from AH Supply
. These will be in today and I will change out the yellow looking bulbs for those.. BTW
, the Desk lamps came with 6400K lamps in them.. and the lamp was $10...
Anyways, I change about 2 quarts water per week, and try to keep the PO4
down... The carbon keeps it crystal clear...
I am battling some hair and cyano
in it right now, but it will be overcome.
If you do this at work, beware that you will get a lot of visitors at your desk... And soon have to charge 25 cents for viewing... Lets face it, it buys an ice cold Coca Cola every now and again..