Hello to all, just found out your forum by doing some research...
GREAT stuff! I've been hooked on it for the last 3 hours LOL
Well like many of you, I have just decided to make my dream come
true, a huge aquarium tank (150 g). Bigger is easier (not cheaper),
and now that I have the space, may as well go for it, I want ONE
nice aquarium, not a dozen small ones...
So, the tank just got delivered, I am still in the planning stage,
some equipment is on order (web), and I am planning to get some
sand for pool filter, aquatic soil underneath, and driftwood & rock
for the decor. My buddy electrician is going to run me an independant
circuit breaker just for my tank equipment, in case something goes
wrong while I am travelling & my girl is freaking out, she can just shut
it down. I've installed a water filter system (from Home Depot) for the
water additions, to remove chlorine & other nasty stuff, and I will install
one of those "in-line" heaters to try to get the water to a decent temp.
The filter is Eheim 2128 with heating, and probably will add a power-head
for water agitation. I think I will try this Carbo-plus thing for CO2
experience here? Man, that is a lot of dough, but I am not kidding
myself, I knew exactly what I was getting into, and want to (try) avoid
mistakes which are hard to correct later on...
I want to re-create some amazonian habitat, with a couple of Tetra
species and lots of plants. Lighting is going to be 4 tubes of 30W.
Is that going to be enough? I have read a lot of books on the subject,
that's why I have a good idea on what I am doing, but I have no real-life
experience with such a big tank, only success with a 20G which means
I must be doing something right, but I'm sure I can't avoid mistakes.
So, I must be forgetting something here for sure, right? !!!
I'll post pictures of my progress, I hope to fill it up in the next 3 or 4
weeks, and plant it, and then let it go through the cycle...
Cheers to all!