Planted tank gadgetry - Where to go from here?
Hi everyone! I've been reading your forums here voraciously for the past few days now, and i must say i wish i had found this place years ago!
So I was wondering if I could pick the collective brains here and get some ideas for my tank. I like to experiment, try new things that maybe have nto caught on so well and see how they work out. So any gadgets, concepts, ideas, or even idle thoughts that anyone might have had about how to improve a planted tank would be more than welcome! To give you a baseline for where I am at currently, my current tank equipment follows:
62.5 gallon Custom acrylic tank, 36" wide tall, built in overflow,
24" under tank refugium/sump.
1 inch black sand covering a Tunze substrate heating cable, several inches mix of flourite and small gravel.
Sump bio balls, carbon packs, etc.
ehim 1250 pump for sump main line, feeds an integrated tank spraybar
Fluval 404 Canister filter
9 watt U/V steralizer
Lifeguard fluidized bed sand filter.
36" Coralife fixture, 2 bulbs, freshwater lights
8" Coralife refugium light, on alternating day/night cycle so the plants in the refugium produce Co2 during the day and and oxygen at night when the upper tank does the reverse
LED Moonlight on the upper tank
Hydor green NRG pressurized CO2 system
1 inline heater, 1 Tunze substrate heater.
So thats about it so far. I get great plant growth, but I'd like to push the envelope further if posible. Thanks in advance for any ideas / feedback!