For the hardscape you get a 10
, but I feel I got to give you a little heads up. If I were you there are a few things I would consider differently, most regarding your lighting.
I would have got a 2x65w, 48' fixture instead and use the extra money to get a good canister filter (I'm thinking an XP3). Here are the reasons why:
- 4X65w put you at almost 5 wpg, which is way too much for your size tank coupled with DIY co2 set up
- Even if you did have pressurised co2, it would still be too much light. However with pressurised you would be able to experiment with a 2-3 hours mid-day blast of all 4 bulbs.
- Although DIY co2 is doable on a 55g, you have to make sure you are on top things. By that I mean constanly making sure your co2 producing potion is blasting away, and avoiding any surface movement to prevent any co2 loss. With 2 HOB filters, you got your work cut out!
So in the mean time make sure your tank is filled all the way to the top to minimize surface break. With a canister that would be much more manageable and will also give much more flow, which is a good tank for planted tanks.
Next is getting your tank cycled. Right now you only have slow growing plants and only 5 stems of fast growers. That is not enough. You need a lot of fast growing stem plant in the initial stages (first 2 months) in order to keep algae to a minumum.
Algae in a new set up is almost inevitable. But when you have only slow growers and lots of light (even at 2x65w = 130w ~ 2.4wpg), than you have and algae disaster just waiting to happen.
Right now you need to keep your light on for no more than 7-8 hours a day, perhaps even less. Check to swap/shop section and get your hands on a lot of fast growing starter plants. Learn how to dose your tank with dry ferts and traces, daily.
Welcome to the hobby!
It is fun and addictive. The initial algae battle and learning curve can *seem* steep. But once you learn how to balance your tank (ie lights, co2, ferts) than you are on cruise control and the real fun begins!