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Old 04-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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160 gallon - Rayuboku )


The first day and two months later.

The dimensions of aquarium: 5.2- 1.9 - 1.9 H
Light 2 х 150 MH ( 10000 k) 2 x 54 w ( 10000 k) T 5
Filtration - EHEIM 2226
Stream VorTech MP 20
Heater Visi-Therm 300W

Equipment is no other than the above items are not.



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This is so nice JAM, great work. How long have you been doing this? A 160 Gallon Rimless is really nice!
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This is so nice JAM, great work. How long have you been doing this? A 160 Gallon Rimless is really nice!

This aquarium is made two months later. I create aquariums for 10 years. This is my job. thank you for the evaluation, it is important to me and pleasantly)
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Вы имеете талант! Сколько Bam aquarium (english/russian ) ctoual? (cost)
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This is my job.
You have just about the best job in the world then!
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Good choice of plants, will be easy to care for a stable over time.
I like MH HQI lights, but I think using 4x 54 W T5 lights would have been plenty for this tank, saves 200+ watts and makes CO2/dosing etc, easier over time and less algae risk.

That seems to be the goal with the scape and the plant selection, so should it also be for the light selection.

Think about that.

You also might consider some needle leaf Java fern around the rocks, they would look nice with the grass and higher current. Try it and see what you like.

Try using less intensity light also. I know once you bought a T5+ HQI light, it's hard to not use the HQI's!!! I was in the same situation myself, but I have enough PC or T5 lights to adjust and use just those, so I no longer even use the HQI's, been this way for a couple of years.
Even then, I only used the HQI for 1-2 hours in the middle of the day.

Nice tank

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You have just about the best job in the world then!
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The first picture reminds me of takashi amano's huge tank
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Dear Tom Barr,
I completely agree with you about MH HQI. They work 4 hours a day.
The photo represents this period of time!
Pomp Vortech mp 20 in impulse regime shows nice sunny gleams - and I like them very much!
As for Leaf Java I would like to thank you for the information, I will certainly try it!
I can't help agreeing with you that T5 . is our future!
By the way the waste of energy is not calculated that's why it's not expensive to use it!
But in general of course you are right!









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Stunning. Simple and elegant
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I agree, very nice. I'm not usually a fan of rainbowfish, but they work extremely well with this scape
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his option was previously .
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I think you will fine that the aquarium will be nicer for the Anubias and other species using the T5 instead of HQI. Less heat also, might not be an issue in Russia, but in CA in the summer? 40C+.........it is hot here.

Makes balancing everything, from the CO2 to dosing much easier.
As someone who does maintenance on aquariums, this is a huge issue.

Here's a 350 Gal tank I redid with this in mind:



I have 2 x MP40 Vortechs, but they rattled and made too much noise for this tank. I tired a few weeks to get them to set up right, but could not, so I simply used 2 Sure Flow Maxi jet 2000gph conversion, made a mess net for the intake and hide them behind the plants.

Much cheaper too, but I still use a like the Vortech's a lot and have them at home. Some tanks do not need them as much, others can benefit a lot though.

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Thank you for the given attention to our work - its pleasure for us.

It is easy here for us to keep such tank, because initially in our water we have
low carbonate measure as "soft water". We are not using additional efforts to
keep up good conditions and stable measures.

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