Thought it would be pretty cool to start a journal so here it goes...
This is my first attempt at a planted tank. I have been reading and collecting items for a couple years and finally had time to start.
Standard 75E tank
Coral life 4 foot CF light 4X65W 6700K- Lights are on a timer-2hours using 130W then six hours of full 260W then back to 130 for the last hour...
A ZOO CO2 regulator, needle valve, bubble counter...
CO2 is currently injected into a glass diffuser then bubbles into a Hagen mini filter... CO2 is misted every where but Im not sure how effective it really is?
Eheim 2217 standard media, stock spray bar.
first layer pure laterite thin layer on bottom
3-4" of red flourite in the back
2-3" of eco complete for the foreground
Root tabs sperad through out
using full tap water... Our local water seems pretty good... PH at 7.4, GH at 6 KH at 4...
Bacopa M.- picked up at a local golf course!
TU TH-CSM and Excell
Sunday water change about 6 inches from the top...
I didnt really have a "plan" for a scape just kinda threw it in there. I knew I wanted to have the HC carpet though!
DIY STAND- costs 40 dollars and about 5 minutes to build! I know it looks like crap but its not finished yet...lol
DAY ONE AFTER FILLING:
CO2 20lb bottle
HC Pearling nicely!