Wow, Necro thread! Since this thread went dead, I broke down and got a 110 tall, and re-finished a stand to go with it. A few weeks ago I introduced something nasty into my aquarium and lost 3/4 of all fish. Nothing visible, but I think it was some microbiome in my canister filter had a major battle and lost so my water quality went to hell. I tried everything to recover, and all I could do is wait for it to settle out.
The kiddo got bored with the hobby and dropped it for a few years, but then won a goldfish at the fair a few weeks ago. He set up a 10 gallon and off we go again!
Oh, then I got a real aquarium:https://goo.gl/photos/79GpFEpTBjA8enqi7
Best, most fun thing I have ever done! This album was a few years ago, and we are still enjoying it. It is fun to swim with the fishes! It however has taken a lot of time away from the computing hobby.