I'm new here. I am hoping to create a heavily planted aquarium with a few Altum Angels and a few Discus. My tank dimensions are 1850 x 700 x 800 and it is currently under construction. So far i have bought these:
4 x 120W LED light units ( 2 units: 112 x 1W 6500k bulbs, 2 units 80 x 1W 6500k and 32 x 460nm Blue bulbs. Blue bulbs are mainly for the look, will NOT run these for long periods at a time, these units have an option to have these on or off) )
2 x Ehiem 2260 (Pump output approx 2240L), one canister with Seachem Matrix ( Matrix not purchased yet), the other mechanical (sponge) filtration.
100kg of Aquasoil Amazonia Normal
Substrate heating: Dupla Therm Set 1000 and a Dupla T control Alpha.
Still researching on (which to purchase) automatic dosing units, UV sterilization units, CO2 units.
I have a few questions (sorry came across this forum today, after i have purchased some of the equipment already),
What do you guys think about my filtration?
LED lights are relatively new to the hobby so i understand this is a big gamble..! Any thoughts on these units? http://www.bsled.com/led-aquarium-li...m-light-bs-56a
I am planning on adding a 1cm layer of play sand before i set up the substrate heating system, i've read this is a much effective way of doing this, any advice?
Do i need to mix anything else with Aquasoil?
Tank and stand will be ready in a week. Thank you in advance, i would greatly appreciate all your advice.