12-17-2005, 08:41 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
I have kept reef tanks for a while now, but I have also kept a freshwater tank for much longer. I've decided that I really need to liven up the freshwater tank. Someone pointed this forum out to me, so here I am.
I have a 55 gallon aquarium with a couple large angel fish (hand size) and a few tetras. My filtration is a MarineLand Hot Magnum canister filter. I do not have any live plants.
After spending some time browsing the forum here, I am a bit stunned by the beauty of some of the tanks pictured!
I would like to make my tank a planted tank. My main concern to start off with is lighting. What would be recommended for a 55g tank? Other concerns are filtration & water flow.
Once those things are taken into consideration (and any other things you all suggest), then I can get into plants, rocks, driftwood, etc etc...
Thanks in advance!