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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
Aussie Bloke
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4
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I have posted about myself here so check that out first. But basically I am from Australia and am going to start a planted tank with fish. In this first post I am going to list the hardware I am going with and some of the flora and fauna.

I would like to apologize if the measurements are not in your standard form but ill be trying to use Gallons instead of liters for you all, and I use inches mostly so its all good

48” x 14” x 18”. It comes with a cabinet stand and a hood. Getting the hood custom built so it’s high inside, 150mm (roughly 6”) instead of 95mm (roughly 3.75”), This will allow me to put in the light. Tank volume is roughly 220L, thats 58 US Gal.

Light Unit: GLO T5HO light unit. 2 x 54w bulbs. This I picked up off the side of the road on a council clean up, plugged it into the generator in the back of the ute just to see if it worked and it did. Came with two 14000k bulbs, but I will be replacing those. Which bulbs should I use?

Filter: Eheim 2217 Classic Canister Filter
Heater: 2 x Fluval Tronic Heater 150w
Air Pump: Havn’t chosen, can you recommend one that is very quiet?
Substrate: Have not chosen but I was thinking Seachem Fluorite Black Sand, mixed with black gravel and decorate sand all mixed together

I have all the other accessories; cleaners, test kits and the likes.

Drop us any feedback or any recommendations you can think of, cheers
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