First let me say thanks to all the great people that share their knowledge here on TPT.
I have always want to setup a planted tank but just never taken the time to do so (mostly out of laziness). But about 3 months ago a co-worker gave me his old 55 gallon tank and I thought know would be the perfect time to do so.
The more I read on TPT and other forums I decided that a 55 just wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to do. So I decided I would buy a new 90g and I started acquiring equipment to that end. I even started a tank journal about a month ago to document it. At the time I started that journal I hadn’t purchased the tank and as it turned out I found a 150g tall on craigslist that I ended up buying. So I have started a new journal about this tank.
The tank just after moving it in:
Using a 40g breeder for a sump:
Using Black diamond as the substrate:
I wanted to build a rock wall and have to different levels but I am not sure it worked to well:
Using a BeanAnimal style drain:
Under tank pluming – I thought using mostly Flex PVC would make pluming more forgiving to poor measurements but in hindsight all it did was make everything crooked. So a side note having never done pluming before I expected a lot of leaks but after having water in the tank for a week know I haven’t had one:
Filling the tank:
Cyrpts (wendtii “Topica” and parva) from Ibacha:
Green Leaf Aquarium order:
I still have an order of Anubias b. nana petite from EdwardN for the rock wall and some plants coming in from aquariumplants.com. Hopefully these should be in today.