New Scaper with a cool build. IM 25g lagoon
Hey so quick background im 28 living on Long Island and im new to planted tanks and aquascaping. Ive had several fish tanks in the past to include successfully breeding guppies and betta fish i also had a thriving African Cichlid tank while growing up. long story short a number of Years with the Marines Corps and other jobs which had be bouncing from place to place i never really had an opportunity to get back into the hobby. Im since settled and have already begun to hammer away at the research and dive into purchasing some cool new tech thats developed since i was last in the hobby. I would be extremely receptive of any great input and helpful advice on how to maybe better my setup or point me in the right direction of better products. I have a few goals that may not be achievable, i also understand that i may have to settle on a few of all the idea i have for this tank. This is what ive come up with so far im still open to change things such as design, function or hardware where it make sense to do so.
Goals for this Tank:
Heavily planted tank to include a carpeted foreground tall plants to group to the water surface of 12" and maybe even floating plants.
Wood and blue stone to add to the density
Get red color in some plants
Potentially have Male and a few female bettas in tank. Also Cardinal tetras and a few fancy guppies.
i understand bettas dont get along but im going to test it with a large shallow tank with lots of plant to create separation.
Originally I bought the Innovative marine 25G lagoon for a nano reef tank, i always wanted a salt water tank growing up but never got the chance. I later decided that I still wanted a new challenge to my fish keeping hobby but also keep the tank beautiful and slightly more manageable, so i have decided to go with a planted Betta tank!
ok now TECH! so i probably spent more then i should have but im really looking for lower maintenance and a finish art look.
Tank- Innovative Marine 25g Lagoon (24"x16"x12")
Heater- 75w Ehiem
Filtration- SoMatic UF-1 (media reactor) filled with sand and an Eheim 1000 (220gph) inline with the Might Jet (326gph)
- Media basket with Seachem matrix in bottom 2 layers and fine mesh in top layer
- Filter Sock filled with filter mesh or sponge to reduce clogging
Lighting- Kessil 360we Tuna Sun
CO2- 5lb bottle Seachem 27mm beetle difusor
Stand- APS Black stand
Substrate- Seachem fluorite black to match the tank and stand
Treatments- I plan on using Seachem Purigen and Flourish
i will be updating this thread with pictures and progress soon for now just couple of questions for you guys to start
looking for help with a hard bamboo wood that doesn't leech tannis or too much organic waste?
also do i have to little or too much water flow with the all the filtration and sand reactor?
lastly as many planted tank beginners i need help with choosing plants!
Last edited by Freescape; 02-13-2020 at 12:52 AM.