Having been a saltwater hobbyist for 9 years I knew at some point I would start a planted tank. Im happy to be part of The Planted Tank forum and hope to contribute and learn some valuable techniques to further my skill set.
Today I setup a Innovative Marine Fusion 20. My intent is to setup a clean, low maintenance high tech tank. I would love to ditch the screen top.
The tank has the AIO false wall removed and drilled for a Fluval G3 canister filter. I have also installed an inline heater. I have the idea of using an inline diffuser, but i do not like micro bubbles. Lighting the tank is a Fluval Plant 3.0 -Bluetooth. I know from experience Fluval makes a good product.
A Vortech MP10 will be kept low on nutrient transport. Atleast I think i might need the flow, but otherwise ill use it on cleanup day.
Topping off the equipment list is a micro ATO.
I placed pieces of slate to separate the foreground and background. I consider the waving stone wall to be in the center. I want a nice hedge along the top of the wall with plants building height to the back left. I will strategically place other plants around the right side, but want to keep it a medium height. Im not sure what to do with my sandbed yet.
I chose Fluval Stratum for my substrate. It is 2"-4" in the back and 1/2" in front. Covering the soil is a 1/2" layer of black sand. I really like how it contrast the slate wall.
I like the forest look and plan to cover the drift wood with mosses. This wood is really nice and dark.
Ive already planted some Monte Carlo. Im going to pickup some micro hair grass, christmas moss and a few other plants i can get going.
The tank will sit dry for atleast a month or until the mosses get a foot hold.
Let me know what you guys think. Any tips as a noob are appreciated. I still need ideas for the foreground and rockwork plants.
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