Hi everybody, just wanted to share the progress I've made on my most recent tank. This is my first venture into a setup with pressurized CO2 and dry ferts so it's definitely been a learning experience!
32w 65k T8 x 4
55 gallon long
Black diamond sand blasting grit substrate supplemented w/ flourish root tabs
IKEA dioder backlighting
I did the dry start method to allow my hairgrass to establish a decent root system. It was like this for a couple of weeks before I flooded everything:
Here the tank is right after filling. There's no cloudiness here at all - it took a LOT of rinsing to get the blasting grit washed clean but it turned out ok.
And now here it is today, about ten days after filling it in. Now, before everyone freaks out about the door like I encountered on another forum, there is an industrial grade door stop drilled into the floor here. I measured the swing of the door and it stops with plenty of room between the glass and the door knob
You can see in the last picture how the lights are suspended from the ceiling. The cords are all hidden with a cable track that I painted the same color as the wall.
Thanks for looking, any advice at all would be appreciated!