Finally, after two and a half years without an aquarium, I got my new 75 gallon tank started. I refer to it as “archway” because of the piece of manzanita wood going over the sand trail in the center. Some specifics:
- 75 gallon Aqueon tank;
- Fluval G6 filter;
- Hydor powerhead;
- 2 x Ecotech Radion XR15FW LED lights, with ReefLink and rail mount;
- Compressed CO2 using an older Greenleaf set-up with in-tank diffuser.
Currently running the lights at 40% power set at 6500K color temp, on a 4hr on, 2hr off, 6hr on schedule. CO2 is roughly 3.5 bubbles per second.
- Echinodorus ozelot;
- Cryptocoryne lutea, wendtii, and undulata;
- Echinodorus parviflorus;
- Cabomba caroliniana;
- Glossostigma elatinoides;
- Brazilian Pennywort.
Some pictures, 5 days after initial planting:
So far, problems have been minimal. There is some bacteria or fungus growing on the wood, but I imagine it will dissipate with time. Looks gross for now, though. Plants have already started to show new growth.
Thanks for looking!