First off, let me say I have been lurking here for a while absorbing all the great info. You all are a true wealth of information for the un-initiated.
I was given control of my wife's 75L aquarium after her bearded dragon headed out for the big desert in the sky this past November. While Frank Sinatra Jr. will be missed, I am really excited to start up a planted tank. I had the standard 10 gallon fish cemetery tank when I was a child, and for years have dreamed about trying to really do things right as so many of you have. So, today I picked up my equipment, and got started assembling things. Here is what I have
75L tank and stand
2x Emperor 280 power filters
2x Stealth Pro 200w heaters
1x SolarmaxHE 248 double T5 light system (2x 28watts)
I have some driftwood I've been soaking for about a week and am almost done rinsing my gravel/flourite mix I will be using as a substrate.
My goal here is a simple planted community tank. I wanted to have the option of getting into CO2 sometime in the future, but decided to start simple to learn first. I plan on getting some simple hardy plants and fish and working up from there as I gain experience.
I have one question about heater set up. I got 2 heaters so as to keep temps balanced in the tank. I am planning on setting one on each side of the tank near the bottom. Is this a good idea, or would they be better set along the back wall? I am going to try to stick in a picture here, we will see if it works.
Thanks for any advice, I look forward to spending some time in the lights here now instead of just lurking in the shadows. =)