Hey, guys! Decided few days ago to convert my current 55g goldfish tank into a planted one
So far I have the following:
Tank - 55g AGA
Filter - 5x Aquaclear 110, 2x Fluval 405 (won't be using all obvi, just have them heh)
Decorations - manzanita branches and some sort of other driftwood that insta sinks and stains water fairly heavily with tannis.
On the way:
Lights - Catalina 2xT5 65k bulbs
Substrate - 3x 20lbs Eco Complete
CO2 diffuser - Fluval Ceramic 88g
CO2 system - tank, regulator, tubing etc.
Here's the picture of the current tank, pretty boring, but can at least see what I have for branches. Hopefully this will look a lot more interesting with plants in there
Still not to sure what to do about the whole CO2 system, but hopefully I will find something soon. For the substrate, aside from the eco complete, I plan to add 20-40 lbs of sand on top as one article here suggested. Filters, I'd rather use the aquaclears, but I understand that they might counteract the CO2 infusion, so will likely plumb the 2 fluvals to the tank.
Also as some background information, I have kept fish tanks for quite a few years now. First big one I had was a 125g oscar tank. which eventually was joined by a 120g tank and converted into a dual tank coral reef system, which I kept for about a year. When I got out of the coral hobby, I set up the 120g tank as a discus tank. You can check it out on my youtube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/bd1243
Anyways, if you have any suggestions or comments please reply!
Thank you for the input.