This will be the journal for my 55G that I am building for my Calvus.
I will use clay rich yard soil and BlacK Diamond as the substrate, assuming it works well in my 10g.
Filtration will be a Penn-Plax Cascade canister that I have plumbed to an hob filled with lava rock. The intake will have a sponge placed over it.
Lighting will be dual fluorescents that will fit into my existing fixtures. Open to suggestions on tubes.
Here is the legend for the layout map:
A: Stacked sandstone rock pile with embedded Calvus caves. The sandstone will have moss placed around the pile.
B: Bladed, short type plants. Unknown seeking suggestions.
C: Granite block: I am going to use rubbing compound and a Makita buffing wheel to polish the face some. I will place moss on top of the granite block.
E: Another tall plant unknown. Suggestions please?
F: Lower height bushy plants. Suggestions welcome and appreciated.
G: Moss bed
Livestock will be two Calvus, 6-8 Cyprichromis leptosoma, and trumpet snails for soil aeration. Open to suggestions for additional tank mates.
Ideas and suggestions welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.