I've been stalking this site for a while and decided to make an account finally.
I started my 55 gallon aquarium 2mos ago and it's cycled. I've got it set up with a 200w submersible heater, 40" of bubble wall, and a 30-60gal filter. I'm not sure of the filter brand but Ive ordered a Marineland 350gph penguin power filter to run in addition to it. Ph is 7, temp is 76F, my water is pretty much liquid rock, and i keep my nitrates in check with weekly wc
. I'm aiming for a planted community tank.
I currently have 1 marble molly, 1 balloon molly, 1 bumble bee platy, 2 sunset platys, 7 zebra danios, 1 snail, and 3 ghost shrimp. The only decor I have currently is a large piece of mopani. I found some java moss for $5 at the pet store yesterday and I've since tied it down to the mopani with fishing line. I'm using basic flourescent lights over my tank and I'd like to get a bulb (preferably one I don't have to order) for the side with the moss growing, but I'm not sure what to get. I'm also trying to figure out what I should add to the water to help the moss along. My substrate is just regular gravel. For now.
I also have a 10gal tank with a crawfish. He was originally in the 55 but he had a back to back molt and became large enough to go fishing so I moved him. I plan to upgrade him to a 20gal. LED
lights, 20" bubble wall, submersible filter. I supplement the water with calcium and iodide.
I appreciate any input and thanks to everyone for all of these wonderful forums. I've learned so much in very little time.