Hello planted people. I just sold my reef tank to help fund this project. This system will include the following. 180P ADA Aquarium. A custom stand to mimic the ADA one because they don't sell it in my area. The lighting will be three Ecotech Radion LEDs. Filtration will be two Fluval G6's with two Hydor 300w Inline heaters. I am going to use a combination of Fluvals soil and Eco Complete. I would love to get some Unzan Stone but I don't know where to get. Lights will be here next week. The stand and tank will be delivered by the end of the month. Although I'm really excited about getting this I'm not looking forward to transporting this glass. I think it's close to 400 lbs.
If you're not committed to it, I would go with all ADA soil or all Fluval soil. I'd skip the ecocomplete. It offers essentially nothing.
I can get the Fluval soil cheaper and it has the same look. However if there is a big diference between the two I'm not completely sold on Fluval. I use the Eco complete underneath the soil just trying to mimic ADA's power sand. In the last video of Amano's Unzan stone build I watched he just used all soil. Is this the latest style?
I got a package in the mail today from Hong Kong. My glassware. I went with the cheaper glass for now as I would cry if I broke an ADA pipe. The tank set me back quite a bit and there is no substitution for there quality of aquariums. I also picked up the hanging kits for the lights.
Got a few more things in. FLUVAL Soil, inline heaters, Radion LEDs. I can't get the glass yet as I am still waiting for the stand to be constructed. He ran into a couple of snags so it's been delayed to the end of the week. Oh well I still have to find some stones. Also I have to have a custom light rail built once I get the stand as well. These lights are incredible.
Thanks. I'm pretty excited to get this going. I'm new to this forum but I've had aquariums for over 25 years. Mostly saltwater. I've set up one planted tank before and had success to a certain extent (some algae issues). I still have a lot to learn tho.