Salvaging a tank from all my junk
New to Freshwater bit not to aquariums. I have always had marine tanks. I decided to switch after my bubble tip nuked everything 7 months ago. Long story on that for a other time.
What I have is a 75 gallon tank. I ordered 2 of the fluvel 306 canister filters from Amazon. Should be here tomorrow. I know I should not have done this on my first build but decided to use miracle grow topped with 1 mm diameter black sand. I added in 4 granite rocks that I found at work. So far I have the tank half full of water and am using a HOB filter to start the cycle. Dosing ammonia daily.
Now comes to my salvaging issues. I have two Mars Aqua 165 watt lights suspended 16 inches over the tank. Will these work for plants if I only use the white side?
Can I use the moonlight? I really like the shimmering effect at night on the water and would like to keep it.
Will I need co2? I have the tank and regulator from the calcium reactor I had hooked up to the marine tank.
I am still not sure what my stocking will be. I have hard water from tap, 8.5 PH and DH of 17 (got to love LA City water). I do have a RODI system I can use to make water. I have time to decide while it cycles still. I do want shrimp though so that will limit my stocking.
For plants I am planning on Amazon Fern, Java Moss, Myria, Ludwigia, Micro Sword, and maybe Water Sprite. Oh, and a single Brazillian Sword or Amazon Sword.
Long first post, but believe I have everything. Feedback appreciated no matter how bad it is.