Need help planning my first heavily planted tank
i'm making plans for a 220 gal planted tank. i've decided to bite the bullet and go for the two 3 x 96 watt fixtures from AH supply. i'm also going to spring for the fully automatic Co2 sys so there's less worrying.
substrate will be a thin layer of peat moss covered with 2" of silica sand(a coarse, clean sand). i've used this sand before and it worked very well. it's also $7 for a 100 lb bag from the local body shop so the price is right.
any suggestions on filtration? i'd like to go with cannister filters, unless you think plumbing a sump would be better(something i have never done).
this will be a warm water tank(temp 82-83F).
i'd love suggestions for plants or help with drawing a landscape. i have lots of texas driftwood that is sort of chestnut color.
what other trace elements should i have handy? city water is pretty neutral(ph 7.2-7.6). my water change plans were for 25% weekly(discus are adults).
occupants will be discus, rainbows, coaries, rams, and either cardinal or rummy nose tetras. i have lots of fish experience but very little plant exp.
thanks for everything,