Well, this is my first post on the forums, and I decided to go big. I am building a 300 gallon hi-tech planted tank for a customer (Hi Dan!) who is currently out of the country. I thought this would be a good way to both keep him up to date on the progress and perhaps be a interesting project for others to follow as well. So, here's the plan.
A 300gal (96x30x24) acrylic tank has been ordered, built and will be shipped shortly, in the meantime I have framed out a stand and will be finishing it after the tank arrives.
All supplies are on-hand, waiting for the tank to arrive and are as follows:
8 bags Eco-Complete
8 bags Fourite Black
8 bags Onyx Sand
12 48" T5-HO bulbs w/ Parabolic Reflectors
40w U.V. Sterilizer
2 Fluval FX-5 Canister Filters
800w JBJ True-Temp Titanium Heating system.
Final Aquascape composition and species selection TBD
. We are currently leaning towards bala sharks and other mid-east/Asian/Australian species (denisoni barbs, rainbow fish, clown loaches). Suggestions welcome!
Feel free to follow along, post ideas comments, ask questions, and give advice. I'm looking forward to watching this thing develop! The first round of pics will be posted soon, and follow-ups posted as the build progresses. Stay tuned...