Reviving an old JBJ 12G, thoughts/suggestions?
Well I have decided that my first step back into this hobby will be to convert my old 12g nano-reef into a planted tank. Figured I would save some money and use what I have laying around even though I would love to get a setup with LED (limited to small size as I will have to move tank during summer months)
I think I will be using around 20-25 pounds of Fluorite and/or Eco-complete plant substrate, and will be replacing the bulbs (2x24W PC's) with two 10Ks or perhaps a 10k and 6700k. Would like to have a nice dense foreground (something really short given the tanks small size, with either rock or driftwood as a center piece.
Also will be ordering the ingredients to make some good ol' PMDD for liquid fert, and plan on using a DIY CO2.
Has anyone used a JBJ 12G Nano for a planted aquarium? Any thoughts or suggestions for substrate/filter (planning on using foam blocks mainly in the rear filter compartment.
Will also need to replace/upgrade the pump that I currently have, what is a good flow rate for a tank of this size? I am hoping to eventually have a pair of Blue Rams and possibly a few tetras once the tank is established for a while.
With 48Watts of PC and CO2 will I have any limitations as far as foreground plants?
Any suggestions or thoughts are greatly appreciated!