This is my first high tech tank. I decided to do a dry start since I don't have all my co2 equipment yet and I haven't drilled the holes in my stand for the filter.
Tank: Ultum Nature Systems 60U (60x36x36cm)
Stand: Ikea BESTÅ
Lights: Twinstar 600e
Filtration: Eheim 2273 w/ Hydor eth201 inline heater
Lily Pipes: ADA P-2 outflow, ADA V-1 inflow
Substrate: ADA Bacter 100, ADA Clear Super, Power Sand S, ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia Normal with a bit of Powder on top.
CO2: GLA Pro regulator w/ atomic inline diffuser, 5lb tank
Hardscape: seriyu stone
hemianthus callitricoides 'cuba' (foreground)
echinodorus tenellus (mid around the rocks)
utricularia graminifolia (background)
Fauna: (none purchased so far, just my initial planning, could change)
15 or so trigonostigma espei (though I'm a bit wary as I've heard they are accomplished jumpers)
5 otocinclus cocama (zebra otos) if I can find them
caridina japonica (amano)
neocaridina zhangjiajiensis var 'white' (snowball)
caridina cantonensis sp 'blue' (blue tiger)
Just planted everything yesterday, thinking it'll take a least a month before I flood the tank. Any advice about dry start with these particular plants is welcomed. Some of the HC was a bit yellowed when I got it so I'm hoping it will be fine. All of the plants were cultures as I didn't want to deal with snails etc. I have the light on a timer for 10 hours a day.
This tank is low iron glass like the ADA ones and this tank is similar to a 60p except it's 6cm wider so it's 20 gallons as opposed to the 16 of a 60p. Also the glass is mitered on the edges which looks pretty cool.
Here is the tank on the stand. I currently don't have it there as I still need to drill the stand for the filter. This is two besta stands stacked as just one was a bit too small and the 'double sized' one was too tall so this is like one and a half. It also allows me more storage as the bottom will pretty much be taken up by the co2 tank and the canister filter.