Since I'm always looking for improvement on my setup I figured it'd be smart to start a thread and update it with the plans I've got on changing stuff so I can get some feedback.
This is my first real try at setting up and maintaining a fully planted tank and I know for a fact there's quite a couple people on here that know a lot more than I do.
Of course I'll also post some pics of the tank and setup themselves because I know how much everybody likes peekin' at those. I know I do!
Ciano Emotions 100 (175liter,closed lid) with original stand.
It came with 2 39watt t5 bulbs and I've built in another 30watt fluorescent t8 bulb behind them to get a midday blast.
The 39's go from 1300h to 0h and the 30 watt goes from 1500h to 2100h although I sometimes shorten this still trying to find balance.
I've recently replaced my JBL cristalprofi e701 canister for a tetra ex 1200plus.
After my canister I've got a small (about 4,5 gallons) sump installed to house my equipment.
My heater, an uv light and some extra filtration media that I put in mainly to deal with loss of co2 and having a new canister filter.
For a return pump i acquired a new jebao dcs 4000. Very nice toy
Started injecting pressurised co2 about a month ago through an inline atomizer and seen great improvement.
Due to getting a rack diffuser with the set which also counts a bubble counter I don't have a bubble counter yet.
It's in the mail. Been going with my co2 checker and the look of fish and plants.
I fertilise with 4ml of easylife complete fertiliser every morning before the lights come on except for sunday.
Started combining my pressurised co2 with a daily dose of easylife carbo, I read this can inhibit algae growth a lot and even kill it off.
Also have some supplements coming. Noticed with a test today that there's hardly any nitrites/nitrates in the water.
50% waterchange every sunday at the end of the day.
About 20 cherry barbs.
6 petricola cats
1 L number not exactly sure.
about 40 RCS
3 bamboo fan shrimp
Now let me see about a decent picture of the lot, if I can't find any I'll post some tomorrow.