My son and I set up a new 60L planted tank for our White Cloud Minnows a while back and It's given us the bug to attempt a higher-tech project.
I have no exact plans with décor or scapes at this stage although we'd like to try keeping shrimp and as it's a tall and narrow tank I like the idea of long vertical branches covered in moss, Anubias and ferns etc.
On the bottom Crypts and micro sword would be nice with minimal hardscape.
Here's some specs:
The tank's an old Aqua One curved glass, 24 x 20 x 13", 27gal/100L, ex turtle tank with the dock removed.
2 Door cabinet for filter,co2 and other gear.
Filtration: Eheim 2213 filled with 40 Marine Pure spheres.
Lighting: Will probably go with an Ai prime freshwater, I have 2 HD26's on my marine tank and really like them.
Substrate: 2L Ada Power Sand small covered with 9L Amazonia.
Since filling the tank 4 days ago I've done a 50% water change daily using water from my 2 other established freshwater tanks to help kick start the cycle
and it's already cleared up nicely.
No ammonia spike as of yet?
My plan is to let the tank fully cycle for a few weeks while I save up for the light and co2 gear and look for some nice wood.
Please feel free to comment!