Starting my first planted tank so thought I would share my setup.
I used to have a SPS dominated reef tank of about the same size but with a sump. Unfortunately after it started to really take off at the two year mark I had to break it down for moving. Was a really hard choice and I have always missed not having it.
I decide this time I would go for a planted tank as the maintenance will be a little less as there is no need to mix salt water.
Old Reef Tank:
New Planted Tank:
-Custom low iron rimless tank with 10 mm glass (25 gallons 24" W x 15 3/4" H x 15 3/4" D)
-Ikea cabinet with high gloss door as stand
-Kessil a360x Tuna sun with spectral x controller
-Ehime pro 4+ 350 filter
-VIV glass lilly pipe and surface skimmer
-Aqua labs dual stage regulator (turned out to be broken so I hope to get a replacement from the store)
-5 lbs co2 tank
-In tank glass co2 diffuser
-Jabeo automatic dosing pump
-DIY glass water bottle dosing reservoirs
-DIY glass dosing tube holder
-200 w hydor inline heater
Will be setting this up as a Iwagumi style tank with Seriyu stone.
I have planned my hardscape in a sandbox the size of my tank, just waiting until after a vacation over the summer to fill the tank so I will be around for the settling in process.