Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Closed System Planted Carboy.
So I have two 5g carboys for brewing wine/beer that I will be experimenting with as closed system planted tanks possibly with RCS. I have figured out most of the logistics so far, but as I have never played with a closed system I would love to hear from anyone that could chime in with experience with unfiltered nano tanks and/or closed system.
So far I will be using a 5g glass carboy and perhaps a 3" substrate of ecocomplete or fluorite. Small HC type plant in front, larger crypt/sword on the back with several dried reeds inside holding riccia/java. Suspended CFL above. Corked closed.
Was thinking to let it run for a bit and see how the water params work out and how the O2->CO2 cycle works out. Then possibly add RCS, snails.