120 Gallon Long Low Tech Planted
hi all... it has been almost 9 years, but the bug has hit me again. Lots have happened. I still have my ADA 120P, albeit, nothing like it used to be. But that is a different story that will be retold as well.
Today, its a new set up that I am excited about. I recently purchased a 120 gallon long tank (72" by 18" footprint) and am super excited about setting up a planted set up. I have been planning this for several months and have been going through many ideas. One day I want discus, next day red head tapajos, next day angels, the day after all of the above. One day I want all one nutrient rich substrate, next day half that and sand and the day after all sand. You get the picture.
Here is where things stand as of today. I already have the tank in my office (home office). It has water in it and driftwood soaking (manzanita). One of the wood has sunk, the other still floating, the water is all tea color, but there is no fish in there (see pic below). I am not going to do anything until the second wood has sunk. I will start with the hardscape then. There is no fish in there at the moment. My one goal for this tank is that I want to keep it running for a while, at least 5 years or more (unless of course I have to move for some unforeseen reason). That's it for now, I will slowly but surely add details.
Aqueon 120 gallon community (planted)
ADA 120p - 65 gallon community (planted)
Eclipse system II tall - 30 gallon - mixed community (non planted)
AGA 20 gallon - lake Tanganyika shell dwellers (semi planted)
6.6 gallon nano planted red cherry shrimp (planted)