Greetings Planted Tank.
I have been lurking about the shadows unregistered for about 3 weeks now. I finally worked up the courage to go ahead and join and share my journey of a complete novice from start to finish.
I will be doing this with my brother and step father for a 3 pronged attack. I got the tank from a friend for free including stand and whats left of the eclipse hood.
Create a minimalistic asymmetrical scape. I would like drift wood on one side with a lot of tall plants and then have it slope down to a carpet.
-30gal Tall glass rimmed tank
-Eclipse hood (missing all pieces except hinged doors and light strip, no filters)
-Plan on Purchasing-
-Eheim 2215 Can filter
-Jager or vistherm stealth heater 200w
-Flourite black sand substrate
-I dream of HC after all the awesome tanks i have seen but i dont think i am skilled enough yet.
-moss of various forms. I would like a moss wall too maybe.
-Myrio (this is cool looking)
-prob will just end up with whatever at first tell i get established
-killifish (i like Fundulopanchax gardneri looks a lot)
-Rams of some sort ( i like the german blue and the gold, electric blue is nice but $$)
-shrimps (something colorful)
-open to anything else that is colorful
I am extremely open to suggestions on all equipment, plants and fish. This is my first time doing this. I am super excited!
Well thats all i have for now. I plan to order the filter and the substrate with in a day or so. Would the eclipse hood lights be sufficient for the time being or do i need to upgrade? Also how long should wait after i put plants in tell i get fish i was thinking about a two week's was enough time for plants to cycle?
thanks to all who read this!