Abnormally Shaped Tank: Do Needs Differ by Dimension..?
Today I received my plants in the mail, so I set to work planting my new tank. I absolutely love it, as it is a 32 gallon Mr. Aqua rimless/frameless tank. While beautiful, the dimensions (24x18x18) are different from other aquariums of similar size, and I'm concerned that things I'm reading in other threads (i.e. lighting, CO2...) would not apply in the same manner... I'm terrified of killing my beautiful plants, so I want to make sure I've got things down from the get-go.
For example. I have a Current Satellite Plus running, but because the tank is so deep, I'm concerned the light doesn't stretch far. For my filter (canister, Cascade 500) does the squareness of the tank affect the flow?
Other than lighting, my biggest concern is CO2. I know people already have a hard enough time diffusing it how it is, but in a square-ish tank like mine, maybe I need a special system? I am setting up CO2 tomorrow (used Excel tonight at least to give it something in the water...) and was planning on doing the DIY CO2 reactor I got from Amazon with sugar + yeast and a ceramic diffuser ring. Do you think I need an inline reactor to get it throughout the tank? Is DIY strong enough to feed everything?
Thanks for the feedback; I look forward to hearing your opinions. I want this to live!! I've invested a lot of time, money, and emotional energy into this tank and want to see my plants thrive. I've attached two photos of the tank (not quite full yet) so you can see what I'm talking about (especially in regards to the light; you can tell on the side-photo).