Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Naperville, Illinois
55g high-tech, My first tank
So, this is my first planted tank, when i was 7 i had a 10 g with 2 fancy goldfish, that was before i knew about all the details like cycling and bio-load. In July i finally bought a 55g with a stand for $60 on Craigslist. I threw some random petco gravel in, because i had no clue about substrates. The more research i did, the more i wanted a planted tank. My tank was barren and i had decided that i wanted some java fern, so i bought some driftwood for it to anchor to and to fill in the tank. I decided against the java fern because one of the employees told me that regular lights weren't going to cut it. This was a chain store, so I didnt trust him, but i went home and found out that there just wasnt enough light for plants. The guy turned out to be quite knowledgeable, and he had multiple planted and saltwater reefs at home. I decided to convince my parents to get me a co2 system and lighting. I got a Ray 2, a cheapo Azoo regulator because i couldnt afford a better one, and some Eco-Complete. That brings us up to the present day where i am hopefully ordering a package of plants from a forum member. I just installed a co2 reactor that blew water all over my room, i fixed it and now everything is going smoothly, no pictures because the tank is embarrassing right now. I will post pics when i get the plants in.
Last edited by sohankpatel; 02-22-2016 at 09:27 PM.