First planted tank supply list
Hello everyone, let me just introduce myself. My name is Keith, I'm from upstate ny. I just got into aquariums a few months ago. I own a small business and placed a 30 g inside of an old box tv. It looks great, and is a huge hit, but now I've been looking at planted tanks, and aquascapes all over and I'm in love. I'd like to do another 30 gal and slide it inside a tv. So I've assembled a supply list if you guys could look it over and give me any advice. Cost is not a real issue. But space is. This entire setup must be efficient and compact. And also idiot proof. Any input would be appreciated as I don't want to make any major blunders right from the start. I've done a fair amount of research, but there is a lot to learn, and much of it seems to come from experience. Here goes.
29gal tank (petco selling them a buck a gal)
aquasoil (open to suggestions)
Finnex ray 2 30" light x2 (if they'll fit)
fluval 306 can filter
hydor inline heater
Dr Foster fully automated co2 system (Do I need a co2 system? Is this overkill? Please help?)
I'm going to keep my first grow reletively simple. Covering with dwarf baby tears, and building a tree on a hill with driftwood/java moss. Plus obv some other smaller stuff. The water where I live is fairly hard. Constant 7.5. It seems like I'll have to lower the ph to do this well. Will this fully automated co2 system allow me to adjust the ph of the water where I need it full time? THanks fort your help in advance!