Hey everybody, so after the recent crash of my 20 gallon reef tank, I've decided that instead of investing more money into a failing project, I would try my hand at a planted tank.
So here is what I have:
- 20 Gallon display tank
- 10 gallon sump fuge with return
- HOB overflow from display
- Kora nano powerhead
- 2 15 W heaters
- 24" 2 X 18W T5HO (1 10000K, 1 Actinic)
- 24" 65W Coralife PC (10000K)
- Original Hood from 10 gallon, with 2 life-glo screw in PC bulbs over sump
- 14 Kg Flourite Black
- Lava rocks
I tore down the 20 gallon reef, scrubbed out the tank, cleaned out the sump, and painted the back glass black.
Then I put in the flourite black, two bags and slightly angled it, making it a little deeper at the back. Next I placed a few lava rocks in the tank, which were "live" in the reef tank, so I am hoping the die-off from that will start my cycle.
Then I took three baskets of glosso, separated it, and planted it in the tank. Finally I filled the tank and got everything running.
Look forward to any comments! or suggestions!