my first run at a planted tank in 10 years
hi, i recently just put up a 75g planted tank about 2 weeks ago , maybe 3. right now it is low tech, will probably stay that way as i also have a 150 gallon turtle/african cichlid setup, as well as a 200 gallon saltwater system. currently lighting wise, i have 2 40w phillips daylight deluxe flourescents, and will be adding a 3rd, but may go with a differrant bulb, possibly an 8000k . plus it gets natural sunlight that shifts throughout the day. at 730, it starts to light up the right corner, then fizzles out around 7 in the left corner. i am not running co2, and dont plan on as of yet, may incorporate it eventually.i have a fluvar 305 and an old aquaclear 110 as filtration. for substrate i have 60 lbs of flourite, 100 lbs of play sand, and the gravel from a long running cichlid tank that exclusively ran an under gravel filter. all the muck came with it and everything was mixed together. stocking im still in the air on, cant decide discus or angels, possibly a pair of both. current plants are water sprite, ambulia, leapord val, hygrophora polysperma, and some java moss. im considering moving the ambulia to the background. any suggestions ?