just getting started. northern NJ area.
Okay, I've been lurking here for a little bit, and I'm finally ready to post.
I ran into some plant guy!? at Absolutely Fish in NJ and he tipped me off about this forum. I did want to thank him. -Thanks!
I have 3 tanks, one of which I've set up as a planted tank.
The tank is a 40g Breeder.
Lighting: 250 w HQI Pendant 10K.
Filter: Eheim Cannister
(not to age, but it's got years of service under its replaced O-rings)
CO2: 20# tank with diffuser/ wired through an AB solenoid & Pinpoint pH Controller set at 6.4
I'll post a few pics later when I get home.
If this plant tank does well, I've always got another 40Breeder and a 120g that I'm thinking of converting. Or I could always switch the 40s to 65s.
My problem is that I was getting a black string algae, and I'm not sure if anyone knows how to get rid of that. It seems to weave its way through lots of plants.
I was also getting algae growing off the anubias, but I moved that to a different (lower light tank) and I've backed the halides off the tank more.
Also, I am looking to acquire some good plants, so if someone else in Northern NJ wants to put an order together or sell off some stuff, send an email.