After having been Taken in by the whole immersed planting and riparium style tanks on here and one awesome one on a forum over here in the uk, I thought I'd hang up my high tech gear, sell off my equipment and go for this.
Tank is lxdxh 120x70x30cm on a homemade stand.
Here is the tank on day of delivery
And sat on the cabinet
I have purchased shower/bath suction caddies to use as hang on planters which I'm only planning on using in the rear right corner. I'd like that part full of immersed plants.
I've currently got some cyperus alternifolius going in the planters, and will possibly try to squeeze in a peace Lilly but will be having a large echinodorus growing right out of the water in that same corner.
Hardscape is redmoor wood and as a substrate I'll be using John innes top soil capped with columbo flora base.
Lighting is an ati sunpower 4x54 w but am only using two tubes and having it suspended 3 feet above water level.
Filtration will just be a small eheim 2213 but I don't want fast flow, I'm aiming for little if any water changes.
Below water will be crypts, mainly wendtii, rotala rotundafolia,,juncus repens, some smaller echinodorous species and various mosses.
In their ill be keeping chocolate gouramis ( hence the name chocolate Puddle) shrimp and some corys.
Cabinet varnished and tank filled but very muddy as the hosepipe went on a dance spree
Will pop up some more pics tomorrow of how it's progressing as its been filled and running two weeks. The cyperus has gone mental already and I've had to raise the light unit.
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