Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NY; LETS GO METS
first post/ new 55 gallon
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Long story short, I've always loved aquariums and have been involved with the hobby on and off for many years now. My father got me into it when I was a kid and we would pickup 10 gallon tanks at garage sales. I've made many a mistake since then, which are always great teaching tools. Fast forward a few years and I got a 29g tank while in college. That was up and running great for a number of years until I had to move and that sat empty since about 2002 until the end of 2013 when I set it back up. Since then I've got the itch again and also set up a 23 g flat back hex and a 10 gallon that was recently swapped out for a 20g high.
But I've always wanted a big (relatively anyway) planted tank. So I recently got a 55 g tank along with an AGA megaflow sump and lots of other goodies to include an aquaclear 110. I know its probably more filtration than I need; but I've got it all so I intend on using it all! I picked up a 48" finnex planted+ and plan on dirting this tank and planting rather heavy. I'm thinking I would like to eventually get some discus in here along with GBRs and some rainbowfish.
I got a gl[censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored][censored]s.com overflow and just finished all my plumbing to the sump. So far so good! Shes been running for a few days now with no issues and hopefully in the next few weeks I can finish up wiring some float switches and get my automatic top off system completed. Then the whole setup can be moved into its permanent home at my office.
Heres a quick vid of the tank with the planted+ on top and the sump/plumbing. Let me know what you think!