So i've decided i want to upgrade my 20g to a 75g tank. I don't have anything yet but i am trying to lay out a plan for everything i will need for this tank so i can have an idea of what i need and how much money i need to save. xD
I plan on finding one on craigslist most likely.
I plan on having a canister filter and a HOB
Fluval canister 405 (100g)
MarineLand muti-stage C-360 (100g)
Tera whisper EX-70 (75g)
MarineLand bio-wheel 350B (75g)
I want to grow plants so i am most concerned about my lighting system. I have no ideas on this one yet.
300w or 500w?
Does brand really matter? I just know i want one that has where you can see the degrees. I looked at a fluval 300w because i use a fluval in my 20g, but im not sure if a 500w would be better?
Cleaning/Water changing equipment:
Ive never owned a tank this big, so what is the best equipment to use for a tank this size? Right now i just use a simple little siphon, a 5 gallon bucket and i use old water gallon jugs to hold my water to put back in the tank. I know thats not going to work for a tank this size. xDD
I plan on DIY one of these.
I want to use a substrate and cap it with white sand. Not sure what good substrates are yet, havent gotten to looking into that yet.
Anything else i would need?