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03-16-2013 01:02 PM
Originally Posted by horsedude View Post
any updates?
Doubtful...The user hasn't been on here since January 2010.
03-16-2013 12:50 PM
horsedude any updates?
11-01-2008 11:01 PM
AngelfishGuy For mid level fish I'd have to say that angelfish would be a good way to go. I'd try and get all of one gender so they don't pair off and become aggressive. Another good way to go would be some midsize tetras. I don't know if all tetras are south american but I'm sure the info is out there.
10-20-2006 04:17 PM
Lil boy blue Thanks for the comments everyone.....

Nightshop- yeah ive been looking at that, i just need to find a good piece. Im very picky

Finch_Man- thanks for the idea, and dont worry saltwater tank is next

Bigdaddytank- thanks for the website i saw some great driftwood

Youho-Thanks, I hope it turns out the way I plan it too, I suck at aquascaping.
10-20-2006 05:10 AM
Y0uH0 Looks great thus far. I'll be expecting a whole lot more.
10-19-2006 04:17 PM
bigdaddytank Looks great. I have the 110gallon version of that tank, same length and depth but mine is 24 inches tall.
Here is a great place to get driftwood. He ships fast and everything comes as shown.
10-19-2006 06:59 AM
Finch_man I think you should check out the ice cap 660 for lighting. Its much cheaper I think compare to the ah supplys lights. And it could service you two different ways. One for a planted aquarium or when you change to a saltwater tank.
10-19-2006 05:56 AM
Nightshop Manzanita wood!?
10-19-2006 05:47 AM
chinchek787 Looks promising. I hear ya college tends to drain the wallet real fast!
10-18-2006 07:31 PM
Lil boy blue Ok Ok i know ive been slacking it, but its hard to get everything at one time with only a part time job and going to school full time....but anyways i finally got the filter going and water in the tank. I put eco-complete in and pool filter sand as the substrate. I used the pool filter sand as the "river" going through the tank. So now im just waiting on the lights and im still looking for the perfect driftwood(any ideas where there is a good source????), all the plants im goin to put in the tank are growing out in my smaller tanks untill i get the lights, which will be soon, i promise I got a couple of pieces of "slate rock" that was at my lfs so ill be making caves for the fish.

The fish list is as follows:
Sterbi Cories
apistogramma trio or pair
GBR trio or pair
albino bristlenose plecos
school of hatchet fish
The only thing i dont have is the mid level fish any ideas????

Im going with a South American Biotope if you havent noticed with the fish

Once a again sorry for the lack of posts, college has been killing me lately... thanks,

09-13-2006 09:41 PM
Lil boy blue Thanks for the help....ill look into the supply place....ill probably get the kit it seems like less problems....thanks again
09-13-2006 09:34 PM
Originally Posted by Lil boy blue View Post
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.
09-13-2006 09:31 PM
Lil boy blue 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?
09-13-2006 09:25 PM
fshfanatic Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

Best place for lights
09-13-2006 09:12 PM
Lil boy blue 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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