The time has come! I've finally started putting together my tank! It only took 3 months to get everything together haha.
So, the specs:
24x12x14" or 60x30x35cm curved corner tank
55w CFL aqualina light and fitting. Not sure of the K values off the top of my head, but there's a slightly blue and slightly red bulb.
Eheim 2213 with CalAqua nano lily pipes
Hydor 200W inline heater
CO2PRO CO2 system - 880ml tank, regulator, diffuser, drop checker etc.
CalAqua Black Earth Substrate
Accessories: Master Test Kit, Planting Tweezers, Floating Thermometer, Glass Scrubber, Syringes etc.
(Just so you know, I'm writing this away from home, so I'll double check everything later and update accordingly)
Anyway, after finally getting the substrate, hard scape and plants, I started setting the tank up. Time for pics!
I inserted some DIY substrate supports for the slopes.
There are 5 stones in this scape; one large, one medium, one small and two nano.
It looks a little messy, but I split apart 4 pots of HC and planted them. I'll be growing them with the dry start method. A little worried about that, but I'm sure it'll be ok.
The photoperiod is 10 hours at the moment, and I'm misting the plants twice a day.
Anyways, I'll be updating periodically, but I hope it all looks ok so far!