This is a thread for the progress of my new 40 gallon soon to be planted tank.
It's a 40 long which is 48x12x16. A very uncommon sized tank. I know, it took a lot of looking to be able to find one. Finally my regular LFS was able to order one for me. I really wanted an Aqueon tank, but they were not available at all. The only other company that I was able to get one in a 40L was Marineland.
I've had a 55 setup before this since April 2015 and after me and my wife moved to our own place, I decided to go a different route instead of going with the 55. The cheapest and most cost effective choice for me in the long run was a 40L rather than a 40B, since it shares the same footprint as a 55.
I'm taking a bit of time setting up with this tank because I'm still not sure what I want to do for filtration and substrate, but here's a few pics of what I got so far. I'm thinking about pool filter sand possibly and using the Aquaclear 70 filters that I already have.
Plan on using the Finnex 24/7 that I already had
Playing around with the hardscape
One of the last shots of my 55 before I tore it down
I will definitely miss my 55 gallon, but for now, I still have it tucked away maybe for a rainy day. I debated selling it. I definitely will not miss trying to reach into the tank however to clean it and do water changes and such. Now it will be a lot easier!