It is 2:30pm EST here in Ohio and I am counting down the hours till I get home so I can start on my 55 gal planted tank. Over New Year's break, I tore down my 55 gal artificial tank to begin to get ready to turn it into a planted tank. I ordered my lighting, eco-complete and a few other items and they arrived today as did my plants. I will be starting in on the tank around 6:00 tonight and will post live updates of my progress as well as taking suggestions along the way. I will be a long but enjoyable evening so stay tuned. I will post pics off the tear down later.
Having a little set back. My aqualight was damaged in shipping and they are sending me a new one which will be here next Wednesday. I ordered supper for my daughter and I and will be getting started very soon. I have a few modifications I need to do to the base then I will get started. Uhhhgggg!!
55 gal tank
Whisper 3 power filter
Coralife Aqualight w/ (4) 65 watt 6700k bulbs
(6) bags of Eco-Complete substrate
power head to disperse DIY CO2
Ludwigia, Broad leaf
Dark Red Jungle Val
Narrow Leaf Chain Sword
Will be adding fish in a couple weeks. I want the plants to get astablished before I add any fish so they won't tear it up.