So I have had this tank for about a year and a half and have not really done anything with it due to annoyance of working moving me from one location to another in such a short notice but as that has changed, I have decided to start it back up.
I have also been tasked by my partner not to spend a lot of money and to re use what I have if I can and then buy the things that I really need.
Here is the parts list that I have so far
2 x Eheim 2217 classic filters (had them for years and still going strong)
2 x Hydor inline 300 watt heaters
2x 36 in 4x39watt Nova Extreme 36 in fixtures(total of 312 watts of light)
200 lbs of Eco Complete
50 lbs of blasting sand
Here is a list of what I need to purchase / build
1 x CO2 regulator with solenoid (picking that up this weekend from AquaTek)
1 x Inline CO2 reactor (will build this myself)
Right now I am planning on the following plants (if these will not work with what I have I am open for suggestions)
Anubias barteri var. nana
Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green'
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'
Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'
Rotala sp. 'green'
Lastly here is a current pic of the layout.
Pic of the left without sand
Pic of the right without sand
Pic of the left with sand
Pic of the right with sand
Full tank shot with sand