Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Setting up a 55 gal, have a few questions :)
I'm super excited to be back as it has been about 5 years since I had to break down my 29 gallon planted tank! (I had a house fire.)
A friend of mine gave me her old 55 gallon tank the other day. Luckily, I held on to a never-been-used Rena Filstar X4 (or XL, if you will.) I will be ordering 5 bags of Flourite next week along will a few other vital items.
On my old 29 gallon I used a Current USA HO light... can't remember the exact wattage or model, but it was a moderate-light tank with no CO2. I am trying to read as much as I can about lighting but I am getting a little frustrated, as I see WPG is no longer a thing and the LED lights I keep seeing are new to me. I am looking for any suggestions on products that will make this 55 gallon a moderate-light tank.
Also, the tank that was given to me has that wood grain trim which I am not a huge fan of. Any suggestions on paint products or is vinyl tape the cheapest/easiest option?
Thank you for any help you can provide!