I know its been about a month but I finally received my BML 63k Dutch Light last week so I had ordered my plants. Received them on Weds and got the majority of the planting done yesterday. I'm pretty excited to finally start the DSM on this thing. I purchased some Christmas moss with my order but the majority of it was brown when I received it. I hope I can bring it back to life!
In other news, I purchased an Apex controller and should be receiving it on Thursday! I know most people would say its not needed but I figure the investment is worth it since eventually (hopefully soon) I will be starting my first Saltwater Mixed Reef tank in my living room and I wanted to have a piece of equipment to really help protect my investment. The Apex will do just that and I can use it now for my FW planted tanks as well.
Short-Term things to accomplish:
Purchase Canister Filter, In-Line Hydor Heater, Lily Pipes
Program Apex (Timers, sunrise-sunset)
Purchase Dosing Pumps and dosing containers for EI
Decide if I'm doing a Shrimp or Micro-Fish tank
Onto the photos: Sorry the quality wasn't quite what I expected
^ Showing some prep-work. Each pot of HC Cuba was cut into 6 smaller "plugs" for planting, same thing with the DHG.
^I used dividers in this tank quite a bit to A. Shore the substrate to prevent erosion, as well as dividing the areas where I am planting DHG close to HC Cuba in order to try and prevent inter-mixing of the two plants.
^showing everything including fixture hanger
Thats it for now. will continue updating and I'll post some pics after I determine where I want to put my Christmas Moss. I'm going to try DSM with that as well.
I'm open to comments as well as constructive criticisms.
Thanks for looking!