EQUIPMENT (Updated 7/25/22 with final equipment list)
Waterbox 4820 Clear w/ White Stand. Black background.
Fluval FX6 with spray bar mounted to the back glass panel.
48" ATI Sunpower 6x54w. Bulb combination will be Giesemann Flora/Tropic/Actinic/Powerveg633.
Pressurized CO2 with regulator from CO2 Art. CO2 will be injected into a 24" tall reactor I purchased from NilocG.
Inkbird controller with probe connected to a Finnex 500w titanium heater.
Jebao 4 port wifi dosing pump. Will be using the PPS Pro fertilizer method with daily dosing of macro/micro nutrients.
Magtool Optical hooked up to a 5g bucket below the tank in the stand.
UNS Controsoil 30L Normal, 30L Fine
First post on this forum is to start a photo-journal of my new planted aquarium. I'm originally from the South Texas area, but now live in Boise, Idaho. I have always been a fan of the water, offshore fishing, diving, the outdoors and aquariums.
To start, I recently tore down my standard 75g African Cichlid Aquarium that was housed in our living room. I have kept African Cichlids for many years, and if you have ever kept an all male African Cichlid tank before, you know that "chaos" is a bit of an understatement. Here is the tank that I just tore down and sold:
Before I get started with equipment, the one stipulation from my wife was that the new tank must fit the theme of our kitchen, which is a shared space with the living room area where the new tank will be housed. The other design criteria is that the stand must be white:
Another part of my inspiration for the hardscape is to recreate nature scenes and to make the tank look as natural as possible. I really like George Farmer's Aquascape in the below journal from UKAPS - HERE.
Other inspirational hardscapes that I plan on trying to recreate: