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100 gallon journal(10-18-06)56k warning

So i have been waiting for this tank for a long time.....i finally picked it up friday. So here is the start of the new journal.....
The tank size is 60"L 18"w 20"h
My plan is to have Puresserized co2(milwakee W/ pH controller) the lighting will be DIY. I plan on using ECO-complete for the substrate but i might just do half eco-complete and have regular black gravel on top.



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looks great. I cant waite to see it running. It would be nice if you documented the instalation of all your equipment..

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any progress?
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beautiful tank mate.
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You realize you are supposed to fill that with water, fish and plants, right?

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You realize you are supposed to fill that with water, fish and plants, right?
Lol,now whats that supposed to mean? Haha,looking forward to seeing the tank being set up=)

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I really envy my fishes and plants,they seem to be getting so much more attention than me. Shouldn't i start pampering myself a little more?



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Yeah i know, but i have had a little trouble with my car lately... so this pay check(on saturday) will give me money i can spend on it....so ill update soon...
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Looking forward to seeing how it comes along!

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iIt's a start! Look forward to watching its progress~


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The only thing that i dont have planned out is the lighting......i want to DIY but i dont know if there is enough room for enough lights to have a high light tank....i dont want to lose the hood....any ideas.....ill try to get pictures to show how big the hood is......
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Just mount the lights directly to the inside of the canopy. You would be suprized how many you ca actually squeeze in there.

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Sorry no updates on any of my stuff the internet has been down for a month and i havent be able to go on at all....sorry.....

Update(kinda) Nothing has changed except for the equipment. I bought the Ehiem pro 2 2026 for the tank, im hopeing that its enough filtration. And i also bought a co2 tank. The only other things i have to get are all the misc. stuff.

But i have a couple of questions about the lighting, its going to be DIY. I know what i need but not exactly. I know i need end caps, ballasts, fans, reflectors and bulbs. But what i dont know is what brand are the best or if i should put fluoresent or PC. O and the tank is 24inches tall and i dont know what the best lighting would be to get to the bottom of the tank.....any help is awesome.....Thanks


O yeah, everything i do when i set up the tank will be documented by pictures so everyone can follow...


Each side of the canopy top is 31 1/4 inch....(shown below).....that is where i plan to mount the lighting.



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Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

Best place for lights

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So if i get teh 6 x 55 watt Bright Kit that would be enough light to hit the bottom of the tank?

O yeah i forgot to mention that i have access to a Electrical supply place and i can get everything at cost. Would it be better to do it piece by piece or just get a kit?
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So if i get teh 6 x 55 watt Bright Kit that would be enough light to hit the bottom of the tank?

O yeah i forgot to mention that i have access to a Electrical supply place and i can get everything at cost. Would it be better to do it piece by piece or just get a kit?
With a 6X55 Bright Kit you should have no problems. As for getting it at cost, hard to know. Dont know what you would be paying.

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