Hey everyone, this is my first attempt at a planted tank and only the second tank I've ever owned. I'm upgrading from a 20 gallon fish-only tank that I've had running for around four or five months now. So, yeah, I'm totally new in the hobby.
I've been doing a lot of research, and feel confident that I'm heading in the right direction, but we'll see.
This video is not totally current (I'm further along now). I'll post more updates in a couple of days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DKHxGa7yGs
I'm using an overflow/sump design rather than the more common canister filter. I liked the benefits of being able to move some equipment out of the display, and of having a consistent waterline in the display (plus, it's more fun to build).
As mentioned in the video, I'm using a "Bean Animal" style overflow, which I discovered while reading around on one of the salt forums.
Details here: http://www.beananimal.com/projects/s...ow-system.aspx
More updates to come! Feel free to post any suggestions, observations, or questions!