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Old 02-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
kylerogowski
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Will this be good tank for my first planted?


The tank I'm looking to get is the Fluval Vicenza 180, which will be my first tank I've had in a while, and also my first time trying a planted tank.

The hood comes with 2 24W T5 bulbs without reflectors. Will this provide enough light for a planted tank? They're 2' bulbs, so they don't run the full length of the tank.

It comes with a Fluval 205 filter, rated up to 40 gallons, but this is ~48, which as a package from the manufacture is weird that it doesn't match.

It looks really nice, and I like that its predrilled with fittings for the external filter. I guess another question is if its worth the $650 price.

I apologize if there is a better forum section for this question, this is my first post and want to have the right equipment to start off with.

Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:42 AM   #2
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In my novice opinion there are more economical starter tanks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:50 AM   #3
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IMHO that is expensive for what you get. I was browsing petsmart website and you can get a tank/ stand combo way cheaper, and even a bigger size if u want, for way less. Most of those deals are in store only though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #4
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Here's something similar for $350 but you would probably need a better light and it doesn't come with a filter.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
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