First "Real" Planted Tank - 75 Gallon
Hi, everyone! I am looking to do my third ever planted tank, but do it well this time. I am in the research stage, as I am still working on my 10 gallon brackish right now and even though it is almost done, I am on tight funds. The lighting I think I need is almost $150 alone, the tank doesn't have a canopy (which I want and will build to suit the lights), the stand and back need painting, CO2, substrate, plants, fish.... This tank is months, if not a year away from even having water in it.
I have been doing a lot of research and wanted to originally do a Walstad but I just can't find nice, heavily planted Walstad tanks. I don't want to go too high tech but I would like to use decently high light so I am not limited much as far as plants go and I am pondering about CO2 because I really don't want to spend a FORTUNE. From my understanding, I would need a couple CO2 diffusers in this tank due to sheer size. I want to dirt this tank. I don't have a clue about what dirt to use besides MGOPM and I want a play sand/pool filter sand cap.mmIf there is a thread you can link me to or any advice you can give, I am all ears and I want to learn.
Thank you in advance,