I got a hagen 33g - 33"Lx12"Wx18"H.
It's kinda in a bad position right now, it just has a powerhead (MJ400) w/ sponge + an aquaclear 20.
Also alot of guppies in there that i need to get rid of.
Anyways, some of you may have seen this thread over in the general planted section... but noone replied to it .
Hell i got bored so i started planning :
Stuff for 33g:
[x]2x32watt CFL 6500k bulbs - $8 (Need two more bulbs)
[x]Sockets x4 - $10 (Rona)
[x]Power Cord x2 - $5 (wherever)
[x]Can of white spray paint - $3 (Rona)
[x] Timer - $7 (Rona)
[x] Elite Mini (Already have)
[x]Maxi-Jet 400- (Already have)
[x] Aquaclear 50 w/ AC30 motor.
[x] Spare AC sponges to cover intake
$10 Rocks (whereever)
[x]$45 Driftwood (Manzanita wood (: from GillsNFins ;D)
[x]$17 2 bags/10kg of Shultz's Aquatic Soil (Good cheap stuff)
[x]Some plain gravel to mix in that i already have. (Hagen Geosystem substrate)
[x] Plywood 36"x14" $7 (Rona)
 2 litre pop bottle
[x] Silicon tubing
[x] Jar of Yeast
[x] Black background (PJ's) $10
 Buckets x2 for water changes ~5 gallons
-The tank itself is a standard 33g made by Hagen, so it includes a canopy, which i will be retrofitting.
That's the stuff i need.
33g, dimensions 36x12x18
Stand dimensions: 32x16x25.
So i position the plywood right and move the stand over a bit and try and get a balanced 2" hanging off each end supported by a piece of plywood.
Objective: Decent planted tank - Able to grow Riccia & HC.
Fish: Not guppies? Who wants guppies?
[x]Java Fern "Narrow"
[x]Java Fern (Normal)
[x]Some other stem plant - I believe it was hygropghila compacta?
Yup, i was planning to do this with the Phillips Marathon Daylight Bulbs, as i've had good results with them over my 2.5g.
Also nice suggestion wit the black light.
I'm thinking that 2x27 watt isn't enough, and i might add another 13 watt 6500k bulb + the 13 blacklight bulb in the future.
As for filtration, i'm going with a very basic 2 powerheads approach, and there will be total of around 400gph being pumped out by both, which should be plenty of flow, and prevent deadspots, also providing good flow for nutrient distribution.
Also plants, not sure what to use, but i think i should be able to grow a pygmy chainsword carpet in the front with moss carpets here and there too. Midground of woodwork and rockwork w/ moss and ferns, Looking for a nice centre piece of wood with branches coming out, and a nice rocky base.
In the back, I'll have stems, Rotala, dwarf hygro, and ambulia, unsure of placement yet, also i want to slope the substrate a but as well with in one corner some slate making a nice retaining wall and another species of plants there.
Also, i got most the lighting together for the most part, it's going to be a retrofit of my current canopy -
Just lacking the bulbs, unsure of what combination.
Reflector will be just white spray paint.
Also substrate, i'm undecided between Fluorite black or Eco Complete. Also, if the option is there, do they sell SAS or SMS in Canada?
Also stand needs to fixed which is why i need the plywood -
The tanks been sitting on that for 2 years now .
So yeah, comments, suggestions, etcetc.