Guess I should start a journal here and make things more official.
Equipment list so far:
Eheim Classic Canister 2217
Hydor ETH In-line Heater 200w
Build My LED: Dutch Planted 6300K LED Fixture 36" 75 degree beam + suspension mounting kit.
Aqua Logic Digital Temperature Controller - Single Stage
Manual dimming switch for LED
Will have pictures soon.
Last edited by derik999; 09-03-2014 at 04:08 PM.
And here's both pieces together. I bought them thinking I could have both in there but I don't know if it's too congested and if it causes the tank to lack a real focal point. Worst case I use the second one in another tank sometime down the road as I think the first has the most interesting features.
First piece has a lot of character but could be difficult to incorporate. I really think you could use the second piece alone for a nice stump look, but it depends on what you were thinking for plants. I would also get some substrate in the thank so you can get a feeling for how the pieces will sit in the tank. That will definitely help visualize what you're trying to do.
Co2 is not entering the equation whatsoever. So I'll adjust accordingly. The dimmer on the lighting should give me the ability to dial in an appropriate setting as these plants have low to moderate requirements.
Last edited by derik999; 09-23-2014 at 10:40 PM.