Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: rushville, indiana
This is a update to my proposed 75 gallon planted tank log. I have already setup a 35 gallon and a 10 gallon to serve as plant farms for my 75. I have used some leftover glad containers filled to about 2 inches with some oil absorbing material on top of an inch of some miracle grow in each container. Been doing this for a few months now, seems I can grow plants well as I have had to “Mow” the lawn almost once a week. I got some good plant species here on the forum from some great guys. I am using in place of my to be built led light setup 4 – 175 CFL lights over the tanks each at about 20 inches from the substrate two on each tank. Seems my cleanup crew that came with one of the batches of plants is keeping any bad things from happing seems I can keep snails also.
Since setting this up a few months ago I have been gathering a few items trying some ideas using the 35 as a test tank I have been gearing up with a filter system using a Hamburg setup for the 75 using one of my magnum 350’s which I have attached a surface skimmer a cheap one that works well I would suggest one for anyone who has a tank. If you pm I will advise which one I am using.
For my tank stand that I had way over built and have made adjustments to make it more user friendly and functional for myself. As I get older it seems the more things I can make easy to manage makes life so much better. As many of you know the economy is not good so I am having to take a bit longer to gather the things I need to get this up and stocked but nothing worthwhile is done overnight. The lights are next once they are built and functioning like they should I will gather a couple more things a acrylic sheets some filter material for the 75 and some other plumbing items and some more Miracle and another bag of the oil absorbing material, also to get the tank purchased and here on the stand.