About 3-4 years ago I had a 20G planted tank, it wasn’t high-tech, just diy co2, 2 fluorescent tubes and some weekly fertilizing, was nothing special, but it was quite nice for the time. Anyway when the tank was at its peek, I had decided to upgrade to a larger tank, the 55g I have at the moment. Thing is that the new tank never took off, and I never managed to set it up properly cause I was always busy.
Until last August, when I decided that I wanted to start the tank again, and while searching the net, I came across this site. From then on I got hooked again and with me a couple of friends too
So below is how the tank looked last November, sorry for the lack of pics between September and October, but I was a month away.
After that photo, I had an algae breakout, which now seems under control. I haven’t fertilized since than, but the plants are looking better now.
This is how the tank looks as of yesterday. The cacomba has still to grow a bit.
These are the current tank specs
Tank: 48"x15"x18" all glass tank
Substrate: Tetra Complete Substrate with normal gravel on top
Filtration: Eheim 2026 with Installation Kit 1 and 2
Heating: Hydor external 300w heater
CO2: Pressurized co2 system with JBL 0.5Kg tank, Bioplast Regulator, Aquamedic Solenoid and Eheim diffuser.
Lighting: 2x 30w Fluorescent tubes with reflectors
Misc: 6w UV sterilizer, Eheim 300 compact circulation pump
Any comments or suggestions are really welcome
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