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post #16 of 441 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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This is going to be one heck of a tank! Nice to see someone doing it right the first go around. I went cheap with my first tank set up only to find myself upgrading...
I've done things on the cheap side and generally speaking you get what you pay for. I went cheap on the glass pipes because I have a two year old and one in the oven. I imagine they will break something one day. When they are older I'll replace them with ADA quality pipes. There is a difference.

On a side note I was thinking of putting in 250 CPD's. Opinion's?

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post #17 of 441 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 03:38 AM
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Who ordered the 180p for you (aqua forest or adgshop)? Can I ask how much it was?
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I cant comment on 250, but a big group of cpd's would be awesome. I just got 6 in my Mini M. I really like the fish. From what i've seen over the last few weeks, the six I have are somewhat a group but spend time solo when not in fear. The tank I bought mine from had 50 to 70 in there. They acted more as a group then my six. I don't know if i've ever seen that many together. Go for it.

I also think 250 Boraras Briggitae would be cool.
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Unless you're going with a very open aquascape like an iwagumi, I would suggest a lot more flow. Given you experience with reef tanks, I'm sure you're familiar with Vortech or other propeller pumps.
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As this looks be a very nice hi tech tank

I agree with Booger, i would use the Vortech (Mp40 should do the job) for flow go with the wireless that way it can be then controlled from the radion units (for slowing for feeding and weather patterns)
i use an Mp10 on a 40G and its the business IMO

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Wow! Excited to follow this. How much was the tank and shipping?
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Subscribed, this looks like an amazing project
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Subscrided...should be good.

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Hmm Eco tech leds. This is going to be interesting to see how they perform. We carry them at the shop I work at but I haven't really heard anything about them over a planted tank. Subscribed.
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There's been delay after delay with the stand but I'm suposed to get it tomorrow. The tank is 4K and $210 to have it shipped. The lights grow corals amazingly well so I'd imagine they'll grow plants. Fluval G6's put out pretty good flow for a canister. Do I really need more flow?
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How big is a 180P? 180gallons? No matter what size, in a planted tank youll want a turnover rate of about 10-12 times IMO. So 2 G6's won't come close.

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dude this is so nuts!! I think there's less than 10 actual ADA 180-p's in America.

And the radians!!!! i'm super jealous!!
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post #29 of 441 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 07:27 AM
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How big is a 180P? 180gallons? No matter what size, in a planted tank youll want a turnover rate of about 10-12 times IMO. So 2 G6's won't come close.

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Its 155g. Total turn over rate would be 3.41gph so you would most definitely need a powerhead or two. 180p simply means its 180cm long and 'p' meaning the depth is about the same as height.


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this is gonna be dopee
i never seen so much substrate!
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