Originally Posted by Rcguerra
So far, this is what I have in mind:
Tank: low iron Mr. Aqua 12"x12"x12" glass cube on amazon for about 60 bucks;
Light: AL-12WM: Finnex FugeRay Unibody Ultra Slim LED Fixture - 12" Daylight +Moonlights. About 50
Heater: mini heater from hydor (15W) for about 15 bucks.
I just need help now with a good filtration system for a 6.6g tank that will not create a lot of current.
Plants will come once I read more, but with this light I can even ru some red leaves that they will be fine.
Same thing about gravel, substrate, ornaments and (if necessary) the silk plants.
Mr Aqua tanks are very good quality for the price, from what I've heard, so that's a nice choice! I have a 3.5 gallon tank from the "sister line", ADA, and haven't ever been happier with a fish tank.
For the heater, I'd bump that up to a Hydor Theo 25 or 50 watt adjustable. I think you can find one of those for 20$ or so on Amazon, much less if you buy from one of the third-party sellers linked on the website. Those 15$ mini-heaters aren't adjustable and could freeze or fry your fish. Plus, I'm not sure that such a low wattage will heat a 5 gallon at all.
As for the filter, I highly recommend the Eden 501 mini canister. I'm running one on my 3.5 gallon mentioned before, and the flow is not too strong for my halfmoon male. To make the flow REALLY weak, you can use the spraybar provided with the filter and point it towards the tank wall, which reduces the current to the bare minimum. If Eden brand isn't available where you are, don't be tempted by Red Sea or Azoo Palm nano filters. From what I've heard from people on other forums, those filters are terribly made and break at the drop of a hat.