Planting my 55g
I was given a 55 gallon tank, decided to make it planted. I currently have a 29g tall with a couple angelfish, bristlenose pleco, and blue gourami. When the tank is ready for fish I'll move those and plan on adding a bunch of corys, maybe a couple more Angels. But first I'm setting up this tank, have some questions. I've been digging into the forums but I'm getting confused.
Substrate: A few days ago I added a few bags of ADA Amazonia aqua-soil. Right now it smells pretty earthy, but I think that goes away soon (my wife will like that). Should I add plants now, or wait a bit?
Lighting: I got a Current Satellite LED light, but while I like the effects, I don't think its strong enough. So I picked up a couple t-2 HO lights. I think that'll be enough. At least I hope so.
CO2: I believe I'll go with CO2. I want a variety of plants. I read the thread on pressurized CO2. Getting the rig together looks like a bit of work, but so it goes.
Filtration: I currently have an aqua clear 70g HOB on it. Until the other day I also had a 30g aqua leaf, but water started dripping out of the motor or its housing, so I took it off. I'm thinking of getting a canister (I have a fluvall 305 on my turtle tank). Do people use two smaller ones or one large one? And how does the CO2 get injected?
Plants: there are so many I get confused. Basically looking to make a carpet up front, so I'm thinking hair grass. I have some driftwood, so maybe Java moss on that. Then some taller plants in the back, still working that out.
Any advice or links to helpful threads welcome