This journal is going to start sort of halfway through my progress. So I already had a 12 gal long that I've been running for about 3 weeks with 5 months of DSM (Ikr!). A couple days ago a bought another 12 gal long and I decided I wanted to put them right next to each other to create a "6 foot" long. With the one on the right I was disappointed that I made the mountains so low. So for the tank of the left I want to make huge mountains that come out of the water. I will also be making the mountains out of Dragon stone since I was unable to find large enough Seiryu stone like the tank on the left.
I want to incorporate some sort of red plants in the left tank but I'm not sure what type yet. I have decided that I want both tanks to look like they connect to each other so the right side of the left tank should be dwarf baby tears like the right tank. Also I will have micro chain swords running along the back as well.
This is the idea:
2 finnex 24/7
Ada substrate Amazonia
2 finnex px-360 filters
20lb co2 tank
Sh**ty Red Sea co2 regulator (has now been replaced by custom dual output regulator built by AlanLe)
Dwarf baby tears
Micro Chain swords
"Unknown high light plant" (left tank left back corner)
Not sure, CRS is a possibility.
Right tank params and info:
Ph 7.4 (checked at end of day after co2 was off for 2 hours)
Kh 3 degrees
I am currently fighting small amounts of BGA, I don't want to nuke the tank, I'm hoping I can get rid of it without any chems.
Fertilizing with Pfertz Micro and Macro. Trying to do MWFS macros TTh Micros.
I'm still tweaking co2, using Tom Barr's ph/kh chart. Ideally I want it to drop to 6.8 ph. Don't have a drop checker.
If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment. Right now I need suggestions on setting up a dual co2 system. The problem is that I am running these tanks on top of the chimney so I have about 15+ feet of co2 tubing to the tank. Where should I place the needle valves, near the co2 or near the aquariums? Also best way to split co2?
Oh one more thing, has anyone tried to combine two finnex lights together? I want to get the tanks as close as possible but I can't because of the light holders. Anyone have any ideas how I could hold them up next to each other. This is what the hinge looks like:
I'm going to continue posting updates on both tanks.