Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brampton, Canada
What do you think???
Hello Planted Tank!
I’ve lingered through these forums for almost a month now, and I’ve decided to convert my 10g breeder into a planted low-tech. Here are my plans:
Substrate: 7kg (15lbs) Flourite Black Sand (This should give me about 2” depth)
Filter: AquaClear 20 Power Filter (should I be concerned that this filter may interfere w/ my co2 injection?)
co2 injection : diy w/ one 2l bottle and Hagen Plant Gro co2 bubble Counter (diffuser)
Lights: Currently have one T8 15w, but looking to upgrade to T5 (is it worth buying a brand new fixture or will a new bulb suffice?)
Powerhead: I’m interested in developing a small current in the tank, but afraid it would be too overkill with the filter I have. Any suggestions??
I’m starting this tank to gain experience so that I may plant my 55g community aquarium successfully in the future. I’m looking at covering the substrate w/ HC and planting other things over time. I’m also interested in adding various shrimp species (it seems like a lot of members here love them!). With regards to fish, I might add a school of tetras, but my main goal is to attract all the attention towards the aquascaping.
If anyone has any comments/ suggestions about my set-up or ideas please let me know.