Just want to share and get some critics from your experts.
I setup 100G tank with the following parameters.
I use 4x65W 6700k PC, Pressurized CO2, Eheim 2217. Also I put a diatom filter to filter out the cloud during the setup. As the substrate, I use 50lb profile with 50lb pea stone on top. Since I have another tank full of baby tear, I put a lot of baby tear in it. Besides that, there are some sunset hygro, water sprite etc. Not much diversity.
Any suggestions are welcome. The picture is taken 1 day after setup.
UPDATE 9/27! Photo at 2nd page
UPDATE 11/05! Photo at 2nd page
UPDATE 11/14! my 46 gal rescape Photo at 2nd page
UPDATE 1/20/07 my 46 gal and 100 gal update Photo at 2nd page
Here is the tank with DIY stand.
I got some plants from a local hobbist. Thank you jgc for your help! Here are some pictures.
I did some replant yesterday. Now it is:
I found there might be algae problem. Found some thread algae. My nitrate is 0 and phosphate is 5ppm. I think the phosphate causes the problem. I added NO3 to 10ppm yesterday. Now I think I need add some K+ such as K2SO4. Do you think I can find it locally? Anyone have experience?
Here is a detail shot.
It has been more than one month since I setup the new tank. Here is some updates. I won the war of fighting staghorn! Now the tank is algae free... No sign for any algae! wow! It is my first time since I started planted tank. I test the water. Nitrate is about 2ppm after I did the water change. It was 10ppm couple days ago. The phosphate is about 2ppm which is still high. PH is 7.0 and KH is 4 which gives me 12ppm CO2 which is kind of low. I injected more CO2 now try to get above 15ppm. Also add 20 nero and 4 small angelfishes last week. Here is the photos. The first one is my 46 gal low tech tank. Any advices are very welcome!
This one is the 100 gal tank 40 days after setup. DIY the canopy to match the stand.
One of my fishes in 46 gal tank