The time has arrived that I build a Journal for my Planted 40G tank. (Mostly for myself, but hopefully someone can learn a thing or two as I go along.)
So, The Basics.
: 48'"L X 18"H X 12"D
: FLUVAL 306 Canister Filter
Aqueon AT30 Internal Filter
: FINNEX 24/7 Planted Plus
Lighting currently sits 6" off of water surface, 23" for the Substrate level. Plans are to build custom Hood and Cover. Which will keep the lights closer to 25/26" from the Substrate.
: Current set up Organic Potting Soil. Roughly 4" deep. Topped with some ECO-COMPLETE.
Further plans are to add a 1.5" cap of Black Diamond Blasting Sand.
: 4 Pieces of native Lava Rock. Manzanita Branch from local Alpine Lake Trail.
In no specific Order; Hygrophila Compacta, Staurogyne Repens, Dwarf Hair Grass, Anubias Barteri, Vallisneria Spiralis, Bacopa Monnieri.
I am Currently not dosing anything. But Have Seachem Flourish, and some KNO3 on the way to help some of the plants along. Also will be adding Seachem Root Tabs. trying to give them as big of a bump with out a CO2 injection.
: Currently have 7 RCS, 3 Otocinclus. Have some MTS on the way. Looking to complete the stock with some Neon's and either Gouramis or Blood Noses.
A Local Failing Planted Tank Artist
-40G Planted Tank (Work In Progress)
*ORGANIC SOIL, ECO-COMPLETE, FLUVAL 306 CANISTER.
*8 RCS, 3 OTOCINCLUS.
*2 24" 24/7 PLANTED+
-20G Tall (NO PLANS, ADOPTED FISH)
*White Sand (Deep Bed), Local Lava Rock (Desert).
*Internal Filter (Aqueon AT30)
*1 Yellow Chichlid.