I've been doing saltwater fish tank for the last 3 years, but ever since I started looking at this year IALPC 2012 submission I had the itch to start freshwater back up.
So these past few weeks I've been busy tearing down my saltwater tank and planning to set up a freshwater tank again.
- 150G Rimless, measured 48"x36"x20" with overflow.
- 36"l x 20"w x 15"h
The sump have 4 chambers total, and the inside will be lit up via LED.
First Chamber will be use for mechanical filtration, essentially I will just stuff it with filter floss to catch detritus.
Second Chamber will be filled with Lava rock or so Seachem Matrix for biological filtration.
Third Chamber is undecided, but I can grow plants in there if need be.
- Ecotech Radion XR-30w (2)
I will be turning down the blue LED in the radion, using only green / red / white. Of course unless blue have some kind of benefit for plants (I don't remember if that's true for freshwater or not). But I will be upgrading the LED puck when new one comes out to get more light over the tank.
- Reef Octopus Water Blaster 5000 or 7000
- 20lbs tank, undecided on regulator
- ADA New Amazonia
- ADA La Plata 9L (6)
- 100-200lbs of Seiryu Stone
so far - Baby Tear, Fissiden / Rose moss (small leafy moss type), Pennywort or similar.
I'm still fairly rough on freshwater plants name so I will decide as I go, but overall theme will be small plants, so there'll be stem tank in this aquascape
- Reefkeeper Lite 3 - Use for measure Temperature / PH and controlling some of the equipment
Currently I'm still in the process of breaking the tank down, should be complete in a week or two. Then I will have tap water in there with Vinegar to wash out Coralline Algae / calcium deposit / whatever else that've grown in the tank. And prep it for freshwater.
Picture of tank when I first got it
as a SPS tank
As a Macroalgae Tank