Hello there all you plant lovers!
I have a 54g corner that is heavily planted (CO2
, high light ect) but I'm not thrilled with it. I've been a REEFER for years now and decided to take down the SW
tank and move over to FW
planted full time. I have a brand new 40b that is sitting on the stand I build for the reef system waiting to be filled.
I have a general idea of what I want to do and thought what better than to document it as I have done with all of my SW
tanks over the last 10 years.
Those of you who know me know that I fill my thread with pics and what I'm doing how I'm doing it and why. I'm not the conventional aquarist and tend to push the envelop as often and as much as possible in my tanks.
For a little background -
I custom built my stand - 40x24x40 (LWH) - Canopy - 40x24x12 (LWH)
Custom built LED
light - 42 3w Cree LEDs (all controlled by a RKE)
For pics and more info on how I built the above see (Ziggy's Nano Build
I have decided to use Brightwell Aquatics FlorinVolcanit Plant Substrate (Rio Escuro) as my substrate however I have also ordered ADA Power Sand to use as a base to the substrate. Right now I have 35lbs of substrate with the intention to order more.
My intention is to bank the substrate up very high on the back left side of the tank and slightly less high on the back right side of the tank. I am going to combine rock and wood as hardscape as well as incorporate a sand area to draw interest and offer an unplanted area of the tank.
I have not decided on plants or fish as yet. I would like the focus of the tank to be more on the aquascape as opposed to the fish/shrimp.
I've ordered glass Lily Pipes. I have everything needed for CO2
already just need to exchange my tank.
As soon as my image host straightens out my account I will upload and post pics of the current setup...the empty tank that is.
Much much more to come...