|12-25-2012 04:55 PM|
well for the sump since its already predrilled with an installed overflow, just let the water overflow into the 20g and plumb a pump from the 20g into the 65 and that's pretty much it. Just look for schematics to make the 20g into a sump where you can put all the filter media. you won't need an ac110 with a sump configured correctly. You can go with some medium light stem plants that grow slightly slower such as ludwigia repens. But i would suggest having some fast growing stems until your tank stabilizes that's easy to remove such as hornwort.
FYI most vals HATE excel and other liquid co2s
|12-23-2012 02:03 AM|
18 inches is not actually that deep. 24 inches is very tall though, its a taller 40 breeder basically. So just get a T5HO and use the legs and you will be fine since the tank is so tall.
Check out hoppy's par thread for par readings on various fixtures
|12-23-2012 01:57 AM|
|Sethjohnson30||I would only use a single t5ho 2-4 inches above the tank. If you run dual t5's you will need to dose excell heavily everyday. If you miss a day or two.....BOOM! Bba everywhere I wouldn't put a t5 directly on the glass they produce a lot of heat|
|12-23-2012 01:40 AM|
Thanks for the replies.
Tank dimensions are (LxWxH) 36x18x24,so it is deep.
I guess I will go for a dual T5HO fixture, because I won't be able to suspend the fixture from my ceiling. It will either have to sit on top or on the "legs" that come with the fixture.
Can anyone recommend a dual T5HO 6500k 36" fixture?
This one http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquari...-Fixtures.aspx looked good, but it is expensive. It says it has a 6000k bulb and a roseate bulb. What is a roseate bulb?
|12-23-2012 12:56 AM|
|Axelrodi202||Four T5HO bulbs is definitely too much light for a low tech tank. Take out one or two bulbs and raise the fixture.|
|12-22-2012 02:26 AM|
That low tech show and tell thread was also my inspiration. I got lots of ideas from there. I like your plan for a low tech tank. You probably dont even need liquid co2 if the tank is going to be heavily planted and a bit overgrown like you mentioned. Some flourish comprehensive should be great for your tank. That is all I use.
The lighting is definitely tricky for that tank. I'm not sure the exact dimensions for that tank, but judging from the picture, you should probably use a t5 fixture, but raise it up to make it lower-medium light as well and getting even coverage from front to back of the tank. You can also check out my journal in my signature for any plants that I recommend for low tech. They all are doing great in my tank
|12-20-2012 07:00 PM|
Lots of Questions on Low-Tech Setup Ideas
I have had a 20 gallon community aquarium with only a few anubias and java moss for a year now. The wife approved an upgrade in size and a move to the living room for display, so I want to go for my dream aquarium. Please read below and offer your advice.
Here is what I want:
Thanks in advance for all of your help.