I've had some past with aquariums and I've been completely out of the water for 5+ years due to moving and I'd like to get back in but I've got a few questions.
1 ) Aquariums
- I really love the look of rimless ADA aquariums but is there anyone whom makes them in a rimless Acrylic style? Acrylic is just so much clear than glass. I'm looking for something in the 20G-Tall range.
2 ) Lighting
- I never really into the technical side of things but I was looking at these for lighting the aquarium. As I said earlier the tank will most likely be a 20 Tall - >18" deep. Can I get away with a 75W or 1x65w CF or do I need the 150w/2x65w? Ideally, I'd like to be able to grow most of the common plants out there well but I absolutely want to have some kind of lawn effect with Glossostigma or something similar. I'd also like to have some kind of red background plant.
That's all I really have for now. My end goal is to create an aquarium that would have thriving plants and a school of some common fish (tetras) and maybe one or two unique fish along with maybe a pleco or whatever algae eater. Obliviously, I don't want it to be high-maintenance.
3 ) Filters
There some new canister filter with integrated heaters, spray bars and even a surface skimmer. I'll probably go for the one with the heater but has anyone had experience with these? Which brand is preferred if any?