I have a 120g reef tank that I am converting to a freshwater planted tank. its all drilled for overflows ( replaced the bottom pane, resealed and drilled it myself) I have not decided if I will use the overflows for a sump or just cap them off.
After a disaster with an automated top off unit crashing my salinity and killing several thousand dollars worth of live coral, fish, and anemones, not to mention other invertabretes etc. I just dont have the heart to rebuild the reef for now.
I used to breed several species of fresh water fish (many) years ago before I got heavily into marine aquariums (Angels, swords, guppies, oscars, etc) but I never really got heavily into plants. lots of the tanks did have your usual suspects when it came to plants (ferns, moss, etc) but nothing spectacular, more function than form, if you will. so I feel like branching out, and trying my hand at creating a planted wonderland with many smaller fish.
I am sure I will have dozens of questions probably a lot of simple ones untill I dig the basics back out of the recesses of my mind.
but I may as well start at the beggining. The first order of business would be substrate. I am considering a laterite, ecocomplete, and sand mix. what are your suggestions? and what would my minimum depth be? I am thinking no less than 3-4 inches at the from maybe 6 at the rear? any thoughts and suggestions would be great. or just pop in and say hi.
Last edited by ReefkprZ; 08-21-2010 at 07:01 PM.