I had a 55 gallon setup as an emersed tank but decided before moving to clean it out in set it up as a real planted tank once I moved. I had (still have) no money to put into this tank so I am letting things kind of just fall into place with this tank.
It has an aquaclear 70 for filtration, and it has a dual T8 shoplight sitting on the glass lid. There is no heater, co2, or fish. I add a bit of ferts every once in a while when I feel like it, and It gets a 20% water change a week. I am trying pool filter sand for the first time with this tank.
Since this tank is new algae such as diatoms are booming. And of course my ever so favorite bladder snails found there way into the tank as well.
I also have one of those dwarf lily bulbs in there waiting for it to sprout.
I am planning on adding some crypts later along with some anubias. I am taking a break from buying plants so I am having to grow my own for this tank. So I am hoping I can get some of my other plants to grow faster.
I just added a sailfin pleco (or at least that is what it looks like) to this tank. I kind of had to. I had posted another thread with the story about it a while ago. He has cleaned the tank up overnight though! I am astonished!