I made a similar post of at plantedtanks.net and wanted to get from feedback from here as well.
I've been looking, reading up on and learning about planted tanks for the past few weeks (so much to learn but fun) and I've found these forums one of the best source for information. I'm looking at setting up my first tank and wanted to run my setup/equipment list past people here to get feedback before I do something stupid.
I'm more worried about doing it correct rather than the cost.
My goal is to get a beautiful planted tank and I'm leaning towards a Discus tank but not set in stone yet on the fish.
125 gallon (72” L x 18” W x 24” H)
Filters + Heaters
2x Eheim 2180- 450gph for a maximum flow rate of 900gph (7.2x), each has a 500W heater for 1000W (8W/gal) total.
CO2 System includes Reactor
GLA CO2 Regulator
Aqua Medic CO2 Reactor 1000
Control System w/Probes
Neptune Apex System includes pH and temperature probes.
25W Gamma UV sterilizer
72” Nova Extreme Pro (468W more than plenty and will cycle various 10k/6.7k bulbs)
6-6700k bulbs to replace the 460nm bulbs
The main questions I'm wondering are
- Does my piping diagram look correct? Do I have things in the correct order? Do I need something else in there (e.g. an additional pump)?
- Any other pieces of equipment I should consider? Are my choices for my equipment good or would you recommend something different?
- Please critique and give me any feedback you feel is warranted.
Thanks ahead of time for taking the time to help me.