Standard 55 gallon aquarium
Light- 48" Finnex Planted+24/7
Filter- 2"thick 20ppi foam mat filter, siliconed glass strip at bottom of tank to keep the substrate off of it. Using a maxi-jet400 powerhead behind it
Soil mix-(can't remember ratios, but There in order from most to least used)
Glacial rock dust( almost identical to Azomite)
Diatomaceous earth(instead of dolomite lime)
Capped with flourite black sand
This substrate should last for many years if I maintain it well
Hygrophilia polysperma "sunset"
Several Bucephalandra species( forgot them all)on the mat filter
Cryptocryne cilata, retrospiralis, lucena, pygmea and nevelli
Baby tears(non dwarf) only plant not growing well, but baby tears can be delicate
Amazon frogbit behind the mat filter
Still Going to add driftwood with anubias barteri and attach all the buces to the wood too. Then I'll add either flame, or weeping moss to the mat filter to create a filtering moss wall
Tank has been going for about a week now and all plants are starting to grow fast. Tested water and its appeared to be fully cycled. Saw lots of detritus worms,snails(pond,bladder,and 2kinds of ramshorn)
, and various Copepods and things still alive after hitching a ride on the plants. So I added my hairy snails(thiara cancellata) and some cherry shrimps. Shrimp have lasted almost 24hrs so I think all is good. Still going to wait another week to add fish.
This will house my Flag Killifish colony(Jordanella Floridae, aka Cyprinodon Floridae). I have to let the dwarf sag root because they love to rip the tips off and graze on it. They also love any type of hair algae.