Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Shiremanstown, PA
New to TPT - Hi all!
Hi all. I'm new to the forum, but not to aquariums.
I haven't had a tank in about 10 years, but have a lot of experience with aquariums. I my last tank was a dirted and planted tank back in 1995. We didn't have all this new tech stuff back in the day…we McGuyvered the hell out of everything!
I'm going to be setting up a tank that is 40-75 gallon range with medium plant density and lots of roots. I'm not going to get a lot of fish, but I cant resist Cardinal Tetras and I DEFINITELY want a pair of Discus. (I'm quite fond of Pigeon Bloods)
I'm thinking I'll dirt 1/3 to 1/2 the tank for swords and such, and go straight substrate other side with some carpeting looking foreground plant (suggestions?) . I'll cap with half and half "Eco Complete" and "Flouro Max" mixed 50/50 black and red, to give it a deep red coloration, maybe some sand...Unless someone can give me a reason that doing a 1/2 dirted set-up would be a bad idea.
I'll have to drag out all my old gear and rutch around to see what I have to work with. See if the old Marineland H.O.T. Magnum filter will fire up!