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Lil boy blue 05-27-2006 07:12 PM

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.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/IMG_0931.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/IMG_0934.jpg

shuks 05-27-2006 11:40 PM

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

hughitt1 07-16-2006 10:53 PM

any progress? :)

chinaboy1021 07-17-2006 04:52 AM

beautiful tank mate.

fshfanatic 07-17-2006 05:16 AM

You realize you are supposed to fill that with water, fish and plants, right? ;)

Y0uH0 07-17-2006 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fshfanatic
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=)

Lil boy blue 07-17-2006 05:43 PM

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...:)

fshfanatic 07-17-2006 05:46 PM

Looking forward to seeing how it comes along!

fresh_lynny 07-17-2006 08:10 PM

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

Lil boy blue 07-17-2006 09:12 PM

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......

fshfanatic 07-18-2006 12:07 AM

Just mount the lights directly to the inside of the canopy. You would be suprized how many you ca actually squeeze in there.

Lil boy blue 09-13-2006 10:12 PM

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.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/IMG_1443.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/IMG_1442.jpg

fshfanatic 09-13-2006 10:25 PM

Compact Fluorescent Lighting Kits

Best place for lights

Lil boy blue 09-13-2006 10:31 PM

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?

fshfanatic 09-13-2006 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lil boy blue (Post 304058)
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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