Join Date: May 2019
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Help - My First Planted Tank
I have recently purchased a used 75 gallon tank which I want to make my first planted tank. I've had aquariums before but not planted. The tank sizes are 48"x19"x19". I have found a specific aquascape online which I want to mimic in my tank. I have attached a picture of the aquascape to this post. The plants I am planning to use are: Dwarf Hairgrass, Valisneria Nana, Anubias Nana, Amazon Sword, Java Moss and maybe some other plants.
My dilema is I can't decide what king of substrate/soil to put in the tank. I want the tank to be low tech and to last a longer time, maybe up to 5 years?
I was initially thinking to put as bottom layer a mix of EcoComplete, ADA AquaSoil and Crushed Lava Rock (especially for the hilly parts), then the top layer just clean EcoComplete substrate and sand for the foreground and middle ground.
What do you guys think will suit better considering my tank and plants? I am really afraid to fail and waste a lot of money. 😞