I've had this aquarium for many years. We transported a large goldfish when we moved from Virginia to Colorado, and we were given this tank by family who knew we were attempting this transport. The fish lived on for many years. Well, then, we had a salamander that lived many years in this tank.
For almost a year and a half we've had this tank as an attempted terrarium, but I am in no way able to grow plants. Not in my ability. I admit it.
On a whim, I decided to make this an aquarium again. I really wanted some little tropical fish. We still had most of the supplies. I needed to buy new tubing, chemicals, food, water heater, bubble stone, and fish. I got 3 of each, tetras, black mollies, and male guppies.
I had a heck of a time trying to get a bulb for my tank hood. I kept getting the wrong size. Finally, I decided to get a new hood. There are many advances in LED lighting that wasn't available when we first had this aquarium. It's energy efficient and doesn't emit the heat that a traditional tank bulb. Now, the LED lights have neat effects. This light has a day and night setting. This night setting is very cool. I wish you could see, but it makes the fixtures and the tetras glow a little, almost light a black light, but not as harsh. The cost of the traditional bulb is $8. The LED is $35, but it's going to last longer and use less electricity.
I love aquariums. The water sounds and watching the fish swim is so relaxing.