I am curious about the ballast though, is the top going to be covered with glass? I know you'll have tons of evap in the hood part if it isn't and can the ballast take the humidity when the door is down?
I have a dream that this tank will one day be a discus biotope. I know you have invested a lot in plant growing lights but you have also invested a lot into this being as maintenance free as possible. I love plants but you have the perfect setup for this.
the plan is a quasi-biotope. I want something similar to the ADG set-up, but with anubias and java fern on the branches to make them look like the sunken branches of over hanging trees and maybe a few biotope correct swords planted in the substrate in the back corners. All low maintenance slow growing plants that require little to no trimming.
95% of the lighting wiring is done now. Will start booting up the Apex and trying to turn them on and control them this week.
Gas shocks I got for the door are WAY too strong. Going to have to do some looking around and trial and error to get shocks with just the right pressure. Found www.spdhardware.com, so going to give them a call and see what they recommend.
Seventeen pages and we don't even have water in the tank! I love when people take their time and do things right. All this extra work is going to really pay off down the road!
All this extra work is really honing in on my reading skills and stressing my ADD to the max! Started this thread from post one & I am afraid what I may find as I get near the end. I am hoping for SOMETHING in that tank!
55 gal plant newb
48" finnex ray2 slim led