Hey there, so I've wanted to start up a planted tank for a while now, and after moving to a new house with a bit more space I've bought a tank to give it a go.
I've currently got a nice starter tank, it's a Juwel Rekord 800, which is full of very beginner species and it's taught me a lot, I've had crayfish, malawi species, guppies, platies, rainbow loach, plecs, crabs, shrimp, tetras, all sorts.. It's all a bit boring now, so for the planted option I've gone for the following:
Fluval Roma 125 with the new (MUCH nicer) cabinet, Never liked this tank before because of the cabinet but the new one is brilliant.
Going with an external canister filter (Fluval 206) to save space inside the tank, I'll sell the Fluval E3 online I guess.
Bought the Fluval 88g CO2 kit too, quite basic at this stage but I'll see how it get on.
Lighting wise, I'm researching what to do.. I want an Arcadia OT2 4*24w Luminaire, but we'll see.
Everything arrived 2 weeks back:
The new-look cabinet really is great!
Now the next part you'll have to just go with me for a bit - I'm growing everything a bit before I fully aqua scape everything. I've got some Java moss on the bogwood that's growing pretty quickly, the rest's all looking OKAY, hasn't done much in the last 2 weeks.
Substrate is Eco Complete, with 9kgs of sand on top, will be taking this out, really don't like it!
Will keep updating.