My Parent's Planted Tank
So, I've been home for about a month before I begin grad school and my dad wants me to set up a 50gal (I think) hex-front planted tank. I'm using the equipment that I saved from my 29gal tank I took apart back at my old apt, which I think will be adequate for his tank. He's not planning on overstocking, maybe 3 or 4 angelfish and a small school of some kind. We've pretty much finished the whole set up and I'll be planting the tank this week.
As far as plants...I'm mostly slow growers, but a few stems in there to begin with. And with the lighting, it'll be about 2.4 w/gal, and if I did the math right, that should be about medium lighting right? I think he won't have too much trouble growing the plants he wants. He'll also have a 20lb pressurized CO2 system for the tank, so it should last a while. I dunno if he plans on fertilizing, but I have dry ferts left over from my last tank.
Aside from all this technical hullabaloo, this'll be my dad's first planted tank, so I hope he'll like it. I'm kinda just using this thread to plan and maybe get some suggestions for plants and stuff. I'm thinkin' swords and vals in the background, some lobelia and stems in the middle and maybe dwarf hairgrass as a foreground.
I'll get pics of the tank in a day or two, after I start planting it. I hope that wasn't too confusing, I'm a little tired...
ps. Anyone know of any good LFSs in North Jersey?