New house, new tank. 240 gallon adventure
It's been a while since I've been on this forum, (posting from an iPad, last time I posted here, IPads didn't exist) but I've been through many aquariums over the years, but I am particularly excited about my most recent project.
I moved roughly 75 fish, 25 lbs of driftwood and wildly large growth of regular and thin leaf java ferns (2' Tall, 1-2' across each), java moss by the pound, a few emerged bacopas and riccia to round it off.
I phased through the "tech" tank a few years back, and found that I just didn't enjoy the dosing and co2 regimes. I resorted eventually to heavy planting, low light and letting nature do its work in my 125.
The new tank is a 2'x2'x8' layout. I am building the stand and canopy (currently in use, but no molding) at 40" tall stand, 4"x4" uprights, and an 18" canopy finished in oak.
Tank specs as it sits: 240 gallons
Fluvall FX5 filter
4 x finnex ray 2 7kK fixtures
~14 bags of Eco Complete substrate
75 assorted fish
Will add pics tomorrow. This system has been running for 1 week, filter, 2 bags eco complete and wood transplanted from 125 gallon.
Hope you enjoy the process as much as I am.