So I have been trying to get the stuff together for this tank for almost a year now. I have the following equipment:
SunSun HW-302 canister filter
Odessa 30" 96w light with 4 6500k bulbs
Paintball CO2 regulator from JaggedFury here.
Then earlier this week, I noticed a craigslist ad for a 29 gallon tank with stand for $60. I went and picked it up.
When i got there, I realized it really needed a good cleaning
And the guy said something about it being a "special size" of 29 gallon. said it was 31" not 30" like the standard 29. So when we got home, I decided to measure it. Its not a 29g at all.... after some research, I realize its a 38 gallon.
Anyways, here it is all cleaned up.
I don't know if I like it in front of that window, but its right next to my chair, so I have the best view in the house.
I'm planning on using Black Diamond for the substrate. Adding CO2 via a DIY Inline reactor, PPS Pro ferts via DIY auto doser. Also looking to use a Hydor Inline heater.
I ran GH & KH tests on my tap water last night. Have 15 degrees KH and 17 degrees GH... is this too hard for plants in general? If so, what should I do to soften it?