Hi from Bristol, UK.

Tomiam

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longtime aquarist, but very new to growing plants.
Ive spent a lot of time over the last few weeks increasing my knowledge from these forums so figured it was time to sign up.
About 5 weeks from now ive got a 90 x 26 x 30" (l x w x h) aquarium arriving and would love to pack out a section with low light plants. Anubis, moss etc.
No doubt i'll be asking questions :)
 

Tomiam

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Thanks. :) The best plant forum I found by far. :D
Its all a big learning curve for me. I've had a 6 x 2 x 2 before but that was ocean rock + cichlids. Never bothered with plants in all my years of keeping fish, but now I've got the bug.
Spent a lot of time over the last week reading up & learning about lumens, par, pur, spectrums and all manner of things which gave me a headache :) Then I found posts by Hoppy and had to get a drink before continuing.... :D Absolute gold mine of info which I think I managed to understand.

Including the sump (60 x 17 x 18) I make my aquarium to be about 1300 litres. Was going to be dosing liquid ferts but through someone on these forums posted about making your own mix from https://www.aquariumplantfood.co.uk/, its going to save me a LOT of money :)
All in all it's a great adventure , albeit an expensive one, and thus far a lot of fun. I've got a bit of knowledge, and am aiming myself towards the easy plants. Mosses and Anubias to begin with, see how we get on and then start adding a few at a time. Rather than jump in with hundreds of plants and kill them all through (insert something I don't yet know about). Plus adding a few plants every now and again keeps it interesting :D

I'll update this thread with progress pics. At the moment it'd just be a big pile of boxes (auto doser, heating controller, pleco caves, substrate etc) and a 5ft x 30" piece of bogwood I'm off to grab tomorrow. Should look pretty awesome as it's tall enough to break the surface.
Aquarium arrives in about... 6 weeks or so.
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Tomiam

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Got 4 x Fluval 3.0 today in readyness for the big tank.
Immediately put one on the 200l i got to see the difference and its light years ahead (pun completely intended) of the crappy led that was in there.
Co2 pro reg & kit arrived from Co2 Art in Germany and a 10ltr bottle of Co2 is due to arrive tomorrow at work for me. I was going to.go.liquid carbon but then read that some moss dont like it and.. CO2 injection is basically a huge amount better.
Ive got some flame moss s.glued to a piece of bogwood and some java moss on a coconut shell.
Amano shrimp are settled in the tank.
This weekend i shall rig up the CO2 and away we go!
Plan is to get a bit of experience in the next 2 weeks before big tank arrives.
I understand that moss doesnt need a huge amount of CO2, and ive not got more than 2 small bits of moss in the tank so will aim for 5 to 10ppm.
Oh and got the starter set from aquarium plant food .co.uk based on advice here.
Advice welcomed but am slightly excited to say the least :)
 

alto

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Welcome :)

You should restart this thread over in the Journals Forum
 

Jayefc1

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Hi and welcome to ukaps love the sound of your tank hope all goes well for you and will follow the journey with interest

Cheers
Jay
 
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