Planted and Filled Jan 23,2020:
Full tank shot day 15:
Full tank shot day 22:
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
-MP 10 powerhead
-Aqua labs dual stage regulator
(turned out to be broken so I hope to get a replacement from the store)
Was replaced by store.
-5 lbs co2 tank
-In tank glass co2 diffuser
-DIY co2 reactor 18"
-Jabeo automatic dosing pump
-DIY glass water bottle dosing reservoirs
-DIY glass dosing tube holder
-200 w hydor inline heater
-ADA power sand
-ADA substrate additives
(Tropica 1-2 grow cups)
-Hemianthus callitrichoides (Baby tears) cuba smaller (cup) x 6
-Hemianthus micranthemoides (Monte Carol) (cup) x 9
-Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini' short grass (cup) x 3
-Helanthium tenellum green (pygmy sword) (cup) x 2
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.