Current pic Feb 2015
It's been a few years since I kept a planted tank due to the demands of military life. Anyway, I picked up a new 75 gallon reef ready tank last week and I'm pretty much planning to make everything else. Details below:
Marineland 75 gallon Corner Flow with dual bulkheads
DIY "primitive" stand. This will be 2x4 framing with reclaimed pallet wood exterior and doors. It will also have hidden removable side panels for access options. This is currently in progress, pics below.
DIY Wet/Dry filter,
still researching my options on this. I've seen many designs but my space is limited, so I probably won't be doing the plastic tub/plastic drawer unit model.
Ecoxotic E series 48"
2x AquaticLife T5HO (4x 48W bulbs)
I guess I lied, these obviously aren't DIY, but the mount will be.
Dirted, capped with play sand or whatever else I decide when I get that far. Pool Filter Sand,
in an effort to save money more than anything else. I don't plan on going hi-tech, even though I do have a pressurized CO2 system from my old 50 gallon tank.
Standard DW and
rocks, maybe slate, maybe
I have not even put thought into plants and fish. It will be low-tech, so the usual flora suspects I suppose. As for fauna, maybe rainbows and a big school of Pygmy Cory. Well, what do you know, put some thought into it.