Hello there folks! Thanks for coming to my journal! Hopefully you all will be able to help me and give me tips and tricks as I go through this process! So I will be starting out with a little background information!
I currently have a 75g Mbuna tank that I have had for some time ( started with fry in a small tank and kept upgrading as my fry got larger ). I have every intention of keeping this tank for many years to come! However, I have slowly gotten the itch to try for a planted tank!
Over the past several weeks ( right at about a month or just a little longer ) I have been doing research and slowly gathering all my materials. With any hope and maybe a little luck, I have just about got all things covered and covered well!
My current equipment list is as such:
15g Aquarium (24x13x12)
AquaticLife Dual T5HO Light fixture (will be replacing the bulbs to something more plant friendly)
ZooMed Ultra Sun 6500k light
AquaticLife 6000k Light
Fluval 206 Canister Filter
GreenLeaf Aquariums Atomic Co2 Diffuser
Fluval Co2 88g kit: I know a lot of people would not recommend this, but after talking with the fiancee, we decided it would be better to try a small pressurized Co2 kit like this before going headfirst into a full fledged system. We managed to find this kit with an extra 4 cartridges for about $80 dollars so we decided that would be a good way to test things out. If it works well, we will be purchasing a full system
ADA Aquasoil: 3L bag and a 9L Bag
Tools( of course
Ferts: Purchased these from nilocg here on the site. Great guy honestly and a pleasure to do business with
Driftwood: I have one more piece of driftwood coming in so that I have some good options with how I want to scape
Plastic Mesh for a moss wall background
So currently I think I have a lot of good going on here. Pictures coming in the next post. I would love any suggestions for equipment I could be missing or anything else you can think of! I have done some research on similar PH and difficulty plants and created a list which I will post on here in a