Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lathrop, CA USA
I need your expertise and hands on help. I have finally decided to start over on my CBS tank. Yes, I mean START OVER. I only have a few left from the 25 or so that I started with.
I need to rip this thing down to the bear glass and start from the beginning. I am too far into this project and way too obsessed with the CBS to stop.
So this is what I have as far as a blank canvas. I have a 20 gallon long with a standard (one bulb) T5 30” light. I have a small EHIEM canister filter, a Sponge filter ran off of a small power head, and a quiet flow HOB. Should I introduce an UGF to the mix? You and I can decide on which ones to use later. I would like to talk and ask about substrate. Which one is good for CBS? How do I prepare the substrate? How long does it need to soak before adding it to the tank?
Basically I am looking for a sample of your successful step by step in setting up and maintaining CBS or CRS. Please help and don’t worry about ranting on about detail. I need the help. Thanks so much.