Just completed a(nother) tank overhaul! Promised my fish that this would be the last time I messed with them for at least a year! (I don't think they believed me......)
When I first set up my 30 gallon, I wanted live plants, but I didn't realize I wanted a "Planted" tank! My plants were doing wonderfully! Not so when I changed over to my new 55 gallon tank....sigh......
Anyway, removed the underground filter, but didn't have enough lights to power the plants. Also lacked nutrients, so......
Replaced the gravel with Eco-complete. Tried to create a sort of gravel path through the tank to add interest.
Added a canopy. Upgraded lighting from 1 x 40w 6500K to 2 x 30W 10000K.
So, now, I have
Tank volume 55 gallon
Tank dimensions LxDxH 48 x ? x 18
Watts 2 x 40W T12 Coralife 10000K
Lighting level ?????? would this be a medium light? The lumen calculator says it's 4.09... lumens/sq inch
Here's what it looks like now......please disregard the sloppy heater and the bubble wall in the back. There are some adjustments that still need to be made to the canopy.
It's still cloudy, but that should go away soon. Also have a few more plants, but needed the majority of the cloudy to go away so I could finalize placement.
Still want to add.....Fuval canister filter, instead of the penguin biofilter. Possibly a co2
setup first of next year. Have to see......
Thanx for your help and advice over the last couple of months.