If you won the lottery...
What sort of setup would you do?
This is what a customer just asked me.
I’ve pretty much got everything covered except the substrate for a 180 gallon.
We’ve got kessil lights, decent canister filters (I’d prefer a sump but the tank isn’t drilled and he wants quiet so an external overflow is out), and a 5# co2 tank with a ph controller and bubble counter. Only thing I’d want after the substrate is a uv sterilizer but I’ll have to find out if the canisters have enough head height to allow for one.
So cost not being an issue, what is the best out there as far as growing lush plants and longevity?
I don’t want it to crap out on me in a year or two because I doubt my customer would want to pay for me to have to redo everything again so soon. If anything, I suppose I wouldn’t be opposed to using root tablets if that would be necessary instead of swapping the substrate.
I’ve gotten out of the fw planted tank game for a while and more so into reef tanks because that’s my job now but this customer loves planted tanks and I’m not sure what’s out there now. Is ADA Aqua Soil still the bee’s knees? I’ve never used it but I’ve used others similar (read less expensive) for my own tanks that were on a budget. But remember, we won the lottery here so there is no budget.
Any other suggestions?