Well, upon further inspection of the 125gal, I decided against it. It was already resealed(not well) and it looked as if they scrubbed the algae off with rocks
Even though the filters were almost worth the tank......Anyone want a brilloed fish tank???
there was a used saltwater Oceanic 30gal Biocube with stand, full hood, all accessories, protein skimmer, circulation pumps, 5 gallon bucket of salt, and master test kit, in very good shape. Everything works, including the bulbs and led
's. Pretty much just need live rock to get it going...
It's sitting in the garage now
Now I have to learn about SW
Anyway back to the project at hand....I finally began the 75 gallon.
Step 1: Clean
-I had already cleaned it over a week ago, but decided since I was doing fishless cycle, I'd clean tank using the ammonia.
Step 2: Add substrate
I decided to use a combo of Floramax(on sale at Petsmart and it was black) and Flourite black sand...
Best way I can describe the texture....Like the dirt you get with earthworms, but it doesn't crumble. It's kind of soft to the touch. I find regular flourite to be much sharper and coarse.
Now the Flourite sand...
Feels like umm.....sand
A lot finer than I thought it was going to be.
Next a little landscaping...Please feel free to make suggestions, as I am a noob to the planted tank.
Time for the plants.....
On a side note:
I did not rinse the substrate....I know you should, but figure since it's a fishless cycle, who cares? I will run my spare fluval with filter floss in every bin and it will clear up fast....Or so I hope. If it's really cloudy I'll just do WC
's till it clears.