I am looking to kick off a new thread...
I have never had a "real" planted tank. Yup, I've dabbled for sure, generally leading to a spiraling algaerial disaster...however this time is for real...I hope. I am on a budget but I think I could make this work with your help.
The tank will be in my office which I am at Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Does that pose a problem? Should the tank be monitered daily?
I have a plan... please tweek and suggest where you feel necessary.
Here is where I am...and what I have so far.
I have a 54 corner bowfront.
I want to keep various Anubias, Java Fern, Crypts, Narrow leaf chain sword and whatever you can suggest.
The tank will be filtered by an Eheim 2620 pro. II
I don't want to use CO2...yet...I would rather save and get a good system.
Lights 24 or 30" fixture...
or could I get away with something cheaper.
Today I bought Schultz Aquatic Soil...3 bags and some peat. I am going to cover the peat with the soil then cover the soil with pool filter sand. I have various pieces of Swahala wood and pieces of puddingstone.
As far as inhabitants that also is in the air...
I like discus...but want to keep shrimp so one or the other is out.
I like German blue rams and Appistogrammas. What are you all keeping?
Please throw thoughts...