Eric's 40G Planted
I'm relatively new here - after I lost my 2 goldfish in my 29 gallon tank after a move, I decided to try a planted tank. Bought a bunch of plants from Petsmart, set up DIY CO2, etc. It only took a month to realize I wanted to do it all over!
That's about the time when I found this forum. I began researching for a new setup, which included replacing the cheap 29G glass tank with a new 40G. I've purchased all new plants (mostly through the S&S forum) and all new equipment.
Most of the plants and equipment have been running in my 29G over the past few months. Today was the official teardown of the 29 / setup of the 40 day. Photo of the new 40G is attached.
Substrate: Sand / Flourite black sand mix
CO2: Pressurized (5 lb through Victor Regulator / Fabco needle valve)
Lighting: 4x24W Current Sundial with moonlights and built in timers
Filter: Eheim 2236
Ferts: EI dosing (macros and micros) supplemented with Excel
9 Tiger Barbs
5 Spotted Cory Cats
Polygonum 'Porto Vehlo'
Looking forward to learning more and seeing my tank develop! We sold our house last year and moved into the city, leaving my 3500 gallon formal koi pond when we moved. I'm already sensing the addiction of planted tanks - it's helping me miss the koi pond a bit!