Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Baton Rouge, La
56 gallon, Asian inspired tank (photo heavy)
I bought a 56 gallon tank this week after about 8 or 9 years out of the planted tank hobby. I am soooo thrilled to be back. I will be posting tons of details about this setup as time goes on.
My idea for this tank will be low-moderate lighting with low maintenance (well what I'd consider low maintenance anyway). I'm probably going to do a bunch of crypts and anubias and I'm considering vals and maybe a couple swords. This is a rather tall tank (24") so crypts would be a great foreground.
Based on all the info I've gathered from the lighting (distance, PAR, etc.) this will be a high/low-low/medium lighted setup. I am going to be DIY'ing a light hanger and suspending the Finnex 30" 24/7 planted fixture above the tank rather than resting it directing on the tank itself (which would give me higher PAR [which I don't particularly want]). I'm unsure of whether I'll need to be dosing or adding CO2 just yet, so stay tuned for that.
Substrate will be a mix of Flora Max (black [2 bags @ 20lbs.]) and Fluorite (red/brown [3 bags @15lbs.]).
I'll think of more specs and add more photos soon!
Last edited by josephla; 03-15-2016 at 03:05 PM.
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