Well, the project has started. I fractured my shoulder blade at work, so have found myself with loads of time on my hands, (or hand, as it is at the minute!)
I'm recycling a tank from my friend, 65l, that he used to keep crickets in for his lizards. I have cleaned it up and sterilised it with antibac etc. (Pic 1)
As I'm looking to have this as an aquascape, I need some decent lighting. But I'm also a big fan of the minimal-equipment look... So here comes my first bit of tank DIY...
As you can see from the pics, the high intensity LED
strip runs round the front of the tank and both sides, and will be used as a "viewing light". More light will be needed from the top to ensure healthy plans growth.
I was quite lucky with the size of the LED
strip and the black rim on the top of the tank, as it conceals the lights perfectly from the outside! Also the wire is thin enough to run under the black rim, and down the seam if the tank, so is also hidden well, satisfying my hunger for hiding the equipment!!
Any further suggestions or criticisms welcome...
I'll keep the project running and obviously keep you guys updated!