I just had new carpet installed and took advantage of having to move my 55 gallon 16-year-old tank with canister filter and several led lights.
I bought a Seaclear System II 50 gallon. I was very rushed to transfer fish. I transferred very little of the substrate which is a mix of eco complete and pea gravel, pulling up plants and just dropping them in.
No problem cycling. Installed one Aqueon Floramax 24-in T8. Lots to do.
So, first, can anyone tell me how to add more light fixtures to the included light compartment? It looks like it could take a total of 3 but only 1 fixture/holder was included. Would overheating be a potential problem?
Or... If I opt instead for a Coralife or similar (would that be better?) what would be best to use to cover the large hole on top here the light compartment fits?
I'd like more plant growth - maybe add CO2 - more automated the better - recommendations? I have Java ferns and cryptos- that's it.
As you can see from the pic, the plants have to be re-planted - I'll rinse and add back in some of the gravel.
Eventually I'd like some moss but not sure if that's possible. I have a population of 13 bristlenoses - may have to give them away all but one albino - all tank born - 2 zebra loaches, 5 tiger barbs and several skirt tetras and a few danios - all "glo" versions (gifts from my late husband).
I'd like to do this as well as possible. The light is quite dim so that may be the most urgent problem. I know there will be a learning curve with algae and acrylic.
Thanks for advice - I would do little if any diy - have 2 yeast co2 diy canisters but they require too much maintenance for consistency.
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