Here's where I sit right now. Hopefully the tank stand will ship to my lfs his week so I can start putting things together.
Planted Tank Gear still needed:
Aquarium backing, probably black plastic type I used on reef, maybe blue or white. Forget what it's called but essentially it's about 3/4cm thick and holds up forever.
Filter media (definitely need help on this one too)
Pinpoint pH probe
Powerhead (koralia evolution 750)
Lighting - Catalina 3x54 2x 65k, 1 plant
Ecocomplete and fluorite 4 bags ea. cost me 150 but didn't want the hassle of DIY.
Already have rodi unit for reef, will use same water for this tank.
Everybody and everything I've read says go CO2 for my size and lighting. With the money I've spent , I'm already all in on this so I surrender (so much for side hobby / starting small). I know ZERO about CO2. Need help. Dr fosters smith has a CO2 setup for about $140. What all do I need. Where locally would I buy and then refill the tank, etc...
Here's the link to the kit I mentioned. Not sure if it's any good. I'm the type that is willing to pay a bit more for convenience, so one kit if it's a good one is better than buying a dozen standalone parts from 5 different stores. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...35&pcatid=9935
Please add anything I'm missing.