So tomorrow is my birthday and I'm thinking my gift to myself will be to start a small NPT. It will be hard. I haven't had any success with regular planted tanks (everything but the anubias, java ferns, java moss, and marimos had melted/died), but I really want to try it.
I'm mostly worried about getting the wrong light, but I'll need to start with getting the tank itself, and want help picking the right one. I want it to be an upgrade for my new little fishy, Chimmer, who is now in a 2.5 gallon tank, but the only surface left in my room for his tank to sit on is a side table so it can't get much bigger than 5 gallons.
I love the look of the fluval spec 5, marineland crescent 5, and fluval edge 6 (in that order). These all come with lights in their kits. Are any of them acceptable for a NPT, or will they need to be replaced with something else? If they do, which ones are the easiest to remove and replace? And what should I replace them with?
Any suggestions for other tanks that have a similar style to any of these? (I love seamless or rounded edges)