Here is my 3 days old tank in all its glory:
Tank: 58Gal Oceanic Ultimate
- I like its low iron front glass and dimensions - 36x18x21.
Substrate: 3 bags of flourite.
Lights: will have 36" 4x39W T5HO TekLight.
Assorted plants donated by fellow enthusiasts.
Eheim Classic 2215,
Hydor ETH 201 200W In-Line Heater,
10lb CO2 tank with regulator, bubble counter, DIY reactor and a check valve.
Here is a view under the hood:
This is where fun begins:
The TekLight fixture burned three lamps and had to be sent back to manufacturer. In the meantime I am using a 2x 40W T8 shoplight.
See the filter sitting in water - it is leaking at the bottom inlet. It is also much nosier than it used to be when I tested it in the garage.
See the green CO2 tube above? There is a check valve and yes, there is water standing in the tube AFTER check valve - that cheapo check valve is not doing its job.
The plants are doing great though and are pearling:
Even those that I did not manage to plant well:
So my plan is to fix filter, replace the check valve (I already ordered a brass check valve), add 3 more bags of flourite, redo aquascape iwagumi style - plan to go hunt for 3 stones and get RCS over the weekend! Yes, and the TekLight should be back too. Boy, is it fun or what?