Hello. I've acquired a used All Glass 45g 36"x12 5/16"x23 13/16" (Tall?) tank and need some expert advice on setting it up right.
The tank needed resealed, so I finished that over the weekend, and I put water in it yesterday to check for leaks.
So far I've purchased a Fluval 304 Canister from ebay, and probably go with a Hydor 200 in-line heater.
What I can't figure out is the kind of Lighting. I've read all about the WPG
rule, and read several articles, and many forum posts, but I don't really know what type of light would be best for me. I'm on the fence as far is investing in compressed C02, and I really don't know anything about the type of plants I'd use.
Is there a type of light that I could get, and upgrade the bulbs or add a second bulb when/if I go with C02? If you could possible give me a link or two to help me along as to the model of light you recommend.
Do you recommend that I get one of these all glass tops?
Aquarium Hoods & Canopies: All-Glass Twin-Tube Versa-Tops
I'm a bit confused as to hoods/lighting and how they all fit together. A nice light doesn't come with a hood does it?
As far as substrates, maybe Eco-Complete if its not too expensive for my 45.
Hope you can help!