So after searching Craigslist for over a month, I finally land on the perfect tank. A 36" 45 gallon breeder tank, complete with filter, heater, and lid. Fits perfect!
So I ordered a new high output lighting fixture for it. Plants need a TON of light to grow.
Ooo pretty moonlights!
After ordering 100lbs of plant gravel, and doing a test run in the garage, I was ready to go.
My shelf didn't break!
After letting it sit overnight (with no leaks!). I decided it would be a good time to get some plants. They arrived earlier today.
You know it's a good day when you get something that looks like this in the mail
All ready to plant
Nope, those bubbles aren't air bubbles. This is a Co2 diffuser. I run a pressurized Co2 system because it provides live aquatic plants with the crucial things they need (carbon) to live and grow. Think of it as oxygen for us.
It's an open top tank, with the light suspended over it
Pretty cool looking if you ask me!
All lit up with the moonlights at night!
This system should live, grow and develop over time, so I'll be posting updates periodically. Now I just have to get some fish!