Converting 150 gallon to Planted tank
First, Hello to everyone and thank you all for sharing your wisdom. I have learned a lot from just lurking around here for a year.
I have had such a great experence with a 46 gallon bow front tank that I planted last winter, that my wife suggested I plant the big tank that we have in our family room... (150 gallons)
I have 3 more bags of SMS that I will be using for substrate and 2 Ehiem 2217 cansters.
I don't really want to use ferts or CO2.
I really want to have a HUGE stump of driftwood and lots of different types small plecos, tons of Cory Cats, Ottos, and a huge school of some type of smaller fish that I haven't decided on yet...
Now for my questions!
I know the WPG rule doesn't really apply with a tank this large. Currenttly I just have plain shop lights over this tank, but nothing is currently growing in it. I have the 96 watt AH kit over the 46 gallon and would like similar results.
What amount of light would give me similar results?
I liked the AH pc light kits.. how many would you put over this tank?
Any other suggestions?