If anyone has seen my previous threads I haven't had the best of luck with my current tank, started off with just getting the wrong advice, after seeking help here from some really great people my plants are back on track, but i've decided to scrap the current tank (was a second hand, not good condition, scratches everywhere etc) and start again!
Im going with a custom built 4ft with a different type of glass on the front and sides (starfire I believe to make it clearer), I've chosen to go with the frames on the outside still, like the 'more support' part.
Still throwing up wether to get 45 or 60cm high. And want it to look nicee, would love no algae, thriving plants, and a sweet scape I can enjoy instead of stressing about it. So i've decided to use mainly ADA Products. I know alot of people say its overpriced etc, but i've seen plenty of pictures/videos with ADA setups and it looks great. I'm also willing to pay more to get better end results.
Equipment I have currently:
AquaOne Series 2 Aquis 1050
AquaOne Nautillus 1400
AquaOne Coral pro light, 4x 54w tubes, only use two though.
1L Co2 System
ADA Products (planning to purchase, just want some opinions first)
Following this ---> http://tinyurl.com/mdl9ejo
video for what products to use and setup.
- Penac W 200g
- Penac P 200g
- Tourmaline BC
- Power sand special S – 2L
- Clear Super 50g
- Bacter 100
- Aqua Soil NEW Amazonia (Normal) 9ltr
- Aquasoil NEW Amazonia (Powder) 9ltr
- Green Brighty Step 1 500ml
- Green Brighty Step 2 500ml
- Green Brighty Step 3 500ml
- Green Gain 50ml x2
- Green Bacter 50ml
- ECA 50ml
- Do! Pinsettes L
- Do! Scissors M (Curve type)
- Clean Bottle
- Wood Tight
- Moss Cotton
(Couldn't justify spending hundreds on tools
I don't know if ADA products come with instruction? lol Im not sure how much of anything I would have to use when it comes to additives.
Im going with 3 bags of the Normal soil, and 2 of the powder soil, and 2 bags of the Special Sand S - Does this sound about right for a 4ft (and am going to follow the method in the above video)
Not 100% sure on the scape yet (trying to decide between wood/rock or both) But I would like to have a focal point in the middle with wood/rock and have some hairgrass towards the back along with some high stem plants, and mainly HC at the front.
I do have fish in this current tank, so I have a 100ltr setup waiting for them to be housed in their whilst I do the whole daily water changes after planting/flooding to bring the ammonia down and make it stable again.
So, with buying the above products, having (what I know now) the right amount of lighting/co2 levels, and a proper co2 system! Not a nano one, someone please tell me I shouldn't have a massive outbreak of algae that will wreck all the plants! haha I know algae can happen and im fine to deal with it, I just would love an easy tank (or is there such a thing :P)
Cheers guys! Sorry about the book, I'll be posting pictures of everything thats coming in the next few weeks.