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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Been away for quite some time

Hi Guys,

It seems that once an aquarist, always an aquarist (is that even a word?), i had stepped
away from the hobby in 2008 and recently got the itch, i have decided to go with a low tech planted tank, I just finished setting it up this morning and currently waiting for cloudyness to settle before i take the light measurements and start planning my planting plan.

The tank is a 72 fallon bowfront with a DIY hood.
I am going with LED flood lights from HD after much reading and will see if it works out.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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Welcome back. You are using LED flood light, I won't consider low tech. Kekeke.. Isn't that a bit too much pebbles stone in your tank? It's easier if you have planted your plants before flooding it. What plants do you have in mind for the new setup?

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Thanks, I figured it would be easier but it could be some time before I actually plant it. I am currently researching the plants the would work best with this light set up. I also figured it would be easier to remove some of the river rock as it starts taking shape. I have a visual of what I would like the tank to look like. But I won't know until I actually get the plants.
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