Originally Posted by sinibotia
My 150 gallon at home is the same dimensions as this. I always wanted to do real plants for it but it seemed like too much cost and hassle to light a tank that deep. But yours looks so beautiful I regret thinking that!
Thanks! Must admit it is too much hassle and it's too deep. 😀 Some of the guys here with planted 6ft tanks must have deep pockets as its all LEDs, ph controllers, backup co2
bottles and lots of punnets of plants.
I did clean the plants up of bad leaves and bleach the ornaments. But after a week it seems to be settling down well. Fingers crossed over the next few months. I'm hoping to take some pics charting growth and not a BBA over-run 😱
I do find it gets expensive until the plants get going and trimmings can be replanted. There's some loss from fish and algae, and I've found its either all in so there's heaps of plants to spread the damage around or just bear it.
I did look around here for LED
lights to replace the LED
light that went, however the cost was 4 times a t5ho. I tried ordering one with led
moonlights that was a good deal but they wouldn't ship to here
Everything is working well though so it's been really nice to work in the tank and then watch it at night.
All the mystery snails are in a small tank. Seeing if their shells improve and might see if neighbour wants them. I think they worked ok on algae(?), but it seemed like as algae went, then plant stems seemed to be getting eaten out or something.