New tank plans
This is my first post here. I was hoping to get some feedback from you. Right now, I have a 38 gallon low tech tank, which I have had for about a year. I am planning on starting a new tank in the middle of August. I love my current tank, including taking care of it. I decided that I wanted another tank and to add another challenge to it- high light plants.
Here is what I have bought so far:
-29 gallon tank (30" long by 13" wide by 18" tall)
-Clear lid for tank
-T5HO light fixture with two lights in it, each 24 watts (48 watts total)
-Aqueon Quiet Flow 30 filter and cartridges
-CaribSea sand and gravel
-150 watt heater
-Under gravel heater
I may return the under gravel heater. I read that it is good for plants, but then I read that it doesn't really matter if it is in there. What do you all think?
I will probably use Flourish for liquid fertilizer because I read that it's good. I am also strongly considering CO2 supplementation.
The most important thing to me is the health and wellbeing of the fish. My second wish is for a stunning tank. I picked out a bunch of options for plants (most of which require high lighting), but I haven't picked out which ones I am going to put in yet. Do any of you have any feedback about what I am doing so far? I don't want to mess anything up and end up with a tank full of algae.