Hello everyone! I am starting a 40g tank. I have been discussing this on MFK for a few weeks, I highly suggest checking this out as it has a lot of information about where I want this tank to go...http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...ild&highlight=
Here is a basic breakdown of where I'm at so far...
I have been moving a lot and finally found a place close to campus and I will be there for the next year, so I've decided to buckle down and do a high-tec planted tank. I currently am still in the research stage of what I actually want to buy, but I have a good idea of what I want to do with everything. I'll post pictures as I progress through this and hopefully I can get some feedback, negative or positive! This is going to be a lot of info at once,but it's everything I plan on doing.
HERE WE GO!
CUBE GARDEN 75-P HIGH CLARITY GLASS (40 gallon rimless)
36" 4x39W T5 HO, got it from a guy online.
Going to suspend it from the ceiling.
These are the bulbs I'll be using...
Giesemann PowerChrome Aqua Flora T5 Lamp http://www.aquacave.com/giesemann-po...amps-2306.html
Giesemann Power Chrome Midday T5 Lamps
The lights will be automatic and will be run for 10 hours a day.
Hydor ETH 200 In-line Heater.
I want to put this on the out take line so that the water running through it is clean and not full of junk
265 GPH AQUARIUM CANISTER FILTER W/ 9W UV LIGHT & MEDIA.
Read some good reviews on this so I ordered it.
SMS122 pH Controller + Milwaukee C02 Regulator MA957
So that is it for the physical "hardware" I'm going to be building a custom stand to put it on and will be designing my own lilly pipes for the intake and output.
Here comes the substrate and ferts section!
You can find the individual items on their site, but here is a list:
3x 20lb bags of Malaya Normal Type Aquasoil
1x Penac W 200g (Aquarium)
1x Penac P 200g (For Plants)
1x Tourmaline BC
1x Bacter 100
1x Power Sand SPECIAL-M 6 Liter
2x Aqua Soil Malaya (3 Liters)-Powder Type
This should be enough to give me good coverage and nutrients.
Pfertz High tec+
What else should I be dosing?
Siamese algae eater x2
Breeding pair of Snakeskin Discus
Cardinal Tetras x25(maybe less)
Open to suggestions!
Ill figure this out more when I get the hardware and everything!!! Suggestions are welcome though!
I have the tank,filter,light,ferts,stand. I need the bulbs,co2,substrate,plants,fauna.....
There is a bit more info on the MFK thread so feel free to look around on there............let me know what you guys think