I have decided to start a planted tank. I had already ordered a tank, it was supposed to be used for an additional reef tank, but I changed my mind since I always wanted a beautiful planted tank.
The dimensions are: 60x60x45 cm, and I have some nice african petrified wood for decoration. For lightening I will use four 24 watt T5 tubes possibly at around 6500 K (I have already purchased this, except I have marine tubes right now)
My idea was to have a moss-like carpet growth, and I have looked at various plants including Riccia Fluitans. I would like to known what managable with this form of light? If anyone knows. I will use CO2 addition aswell.
I will also have higher plants, currently considering 1 or 2 of these:
Since we don't have flourite available in Denmark which would be a good choice I think, I am in the search for some good substrate. Any ideas? There's humus available and Sera Flordepot. I could mix it with gravel or sand perhaps? I think a 7-9 cm layer would be sufficient.
For filtering I consider eheim external filter. A small school Kerri tetra and a handfull Amano shrimps will inhabit the tank.
I appreciate some feedback, since I'm new to planted tanks, and I want to do it right.