Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by rc_mcwaters3, Apr 30, 2012.
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well my 75 gallon sat empty just to long so I decided to do a planted tank on a budget of course ;D
first some supplies
organic garden soil
this was said to do really good for plants without having to do a ton of dosing
I was told to put about 1.5 inches of the organic soil and then use about 1.5 inches of pool sand for the substrate
Congrats, what equipment are you going to use and what plants are you going to keep?
The Flora-Max should be good for 1 to 2 years.
next was putting it all in the tank
I used wet sand and made a small wall around the edge of the tank about 2 inches around the tank then added the soil so the sand looked better. then I used the flora max on top of the soil and spread it out.
then I wet the tank only enough to get everything good and wet. then I added the sand
thanks ;D I have water and some plants in it now that will be posted in just a minute
edit: sorry 2in10 I got to busy typing LOL there are 4 t8 bulbs and
I will have a 2213 ehiem canister filter, as for plants Ill post the names of what I got so far in a minute
then i placed the decoration and started filling it up
cloudy is just an understatment If I would have had enough forthought i would have rinsed everything first
the light were by far the most expensive and compliated LOL they are 2 shoplights from walmart t8 6500k bulbs and placed into the canopy I already made grand total 30 bucks LOL
again cloudy this was last night
I had to drain and refill the tank a couple of times this morning to get rid of the cloudyness because my ehiem filter impeller broke
but after it was all said and done this is what it looked like
and finally the plants in the tank. they are
its still cloudy but still not as bad as it was
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