So I took the move about 4 months ago to sell my trusty 190ltr corner tank I have had for years to a 4ft 260ltr topless tank.
I've always loved the look of planted tanks and always wanted to try an open top with plants growing out.
Unfortunately I missed my initial setting up as I wasn't a member of the forum but would like to now track the progress.
Tank: 4ft long 260ltr
Lighting: Fluval fresh & plant 2.0 46w LED
3x spot lights each with 7w cultervating LED bulbs
Filter: All pond solutions 2000ef+ UV system
Substraght: Tetra Active Substrate topped with natural crushed coral
Fillers: 3x large slate slabs, bogwood and mangrove root
Plants (in tank): Xmas moss mainly, various other mosses, banana lily, red tiger lotus, anubus and a couple others I had in my old tank I don't know the name of
Plants (top of tank): devil's ivy, peace lily, dwarf iris, various wondering Jew, ivy, more Xmas moss and some others I was given to try
Plant feeds: easy life easycarbo liquid and a Columbia flora grow which I bought by mistake and caused an algae bloom
I have more plants turning up tomorrow which I will update.
I am wanting an umbrella papyrus to grow out of the tank but wondering how easy it is to control? Any thoughts?