I've done a few planted tanks so far, (see www.angelfire.com/emo/closure/fish.html
) and am now stepping up to the world of big tanks, which I originally purchased because of a) i wanted to keep arowana and b) there is only space for one tank in the house, so I made it as big as possible :lol: )
*Addendum: The aim of this tank as opposed to the smaller tanks that I have had will be to have something that will take time to grow in.. being such a deep tank I do not want to be continously pruning. *
I have good working knowledge of aquaria, so it is a matter of getting the goods together and putting them in place.
The tank will pose problems however, its 270 gallons (6ftX2.5ftX2.5ft), I will probably be limited to medium to lower light plants due to it's incredible depth (it's hard for me as a 6ft guy to reach the bottom, so planting will be done with long long tools)
In the first photo is the goods I've gathered to start the tank:
Regulator, electronic ballasts (5 X 20 wt, 5 x 40 wt), Co2 tester, Sea Chem Flourish Iron (will have to get normal flourish, used to dose with PMDD), Tetra Initial Sticks (i can't find these anymore?!), Hydor automatic feeder (i'm lazy) and Aquarium Plant Paradise by Amano, for me to gain inspiration from.
The second photo is the tank, as it is now, with very little gravel and some of my mum's gold fish (who actually live in a tank outdoors)