New 65g setup, looking for comments/help
Just got a new 65g tank that I've been looking at for a long time. I'm really excited to get it setup, but my head is spinning with all of the possibilities. I'll try to give you all my details and my plan, and I would love any and all suggestions and tips for a successful planted tank.
RO/DI water-aiming for low KH/GH and Ph 6.5-7
Filter-Eheim 2215(95g) and HOB AC 70
Light-36" Finnex Ray II, Stock T8(replaced with Floramax bulb), 24" T5
Here is my idea for a layout.
I'm looking to use a piece of driftwood as the hardscape on the left side and using corkscrew val and bacopa as background, ludwigia repens and some anubias as midground.
Kei stone as hardscape, and HC as carpet.
Sand "river" in between.
I have several questions.
Is my tank wide enough to really pull off three "zones", or will it look too squished?
My lighting plan was to have the Finnex and stock light covering everything, and the T5 over the right side to give me enough light for the HC. Will this work?
I was also wondering if, to save money, I could get away with using Eco-complete on the left side for the moderate light plants, and using Aquasoil or Controsoil on the right side for the HC?
Thanks for your input.
Last edited by Troxey; 01-23-2015 at 07:45 PM.