Hi all, I am new to the forum but not new to the hobby. Have been in the aquarium world for many years (approximately 17) when I had to sell all of my gear due to being in the military and the frequent moves required. i am getting back into the hobby after an 11 year lay off. I have set up a 75 gallon freshwater tank where I plan to have South American / Amazon Basin species tank ( Angles, tetras, tiger barbs, neons, corey cats etc). Later after about 12-18 months of stability, I plan to introduce Discus fish. I have set up a lot of filtration (mechanical, biological, chemical) but wanted to know your thoughts on my setup.
I am runnung a 20 gal
wet/dry sump pump system with bio balls and a 300 GPH
I am running a cannister pump and filter with 3 media (floss, charcoal, bio balls) with 9W UV
sterilizer and 350 GPH
Finally, I am running a 375 GPH
return pump that goes theough a 2 stage household drinking water filter system which I am using as a water scrubber / polisher.
Currently the tank has no fish, but all gravel, plants and lighting. As the tank is cycling "new" I am taking my time with stocking the tank and wanted to be sure everything is good to go before adding fish. When I was a newby, the desire to add fish as soon as possible was the goal. now that I am older and experienced...I know the set up is the key as well as time and patience.