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Chubbi's High Tech 72 Gallon Waterbox.

So I'm building this thread as my 72 gallon waterbox arrives tomorrow.
I'm still in the process of deciding how I plan to go about outrigging this beauty.
This is definitely my dream tank and I plan on building her like so.
Pictures to come!!!

Initially I plan to scape her in a nature style. Though want the ability to do anything.

Here I will list my current thoughts

Tank:


Waterbox Clear 4820 and stand (72 Gallon)
48X20X20

Filtration:
Eheim 2217 x 2

Soil:
Planning to use UNS Controsoil and Natural Sand

Change my mind?

CO2:
Stainless dual stage regulator, with inline Rex Griggs and
Milwaukee Ph probe connected.

Lighting:
Finally this is my hardest choice. So many options here.. so what would you do? 48x20x20 to cover here.

AI Prime Freshwater? x2
Kessil? x2
I have a 36in sat plus pro i could purchase a 46in and have decent coverage. ( I feel like this light is old now)
I want three radions but i cant afford that...


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Should be a beautiful tank, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Soil:
Planning to use UNS Controsoil and Natural Sand

Change my mind?

CO2:
Stainless dual stage regulator, with inline Rex Griggs and
Milwaukee Ph probe connected.
Is the UNS Controsoil an active substrate? If so, you will have issues using a pH controller to regulate CO2, as the soil will alter the water chemistry.

If it is not active then disregard.
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It is indeed a Active substrate, I didnt realize its buffering would effect the probes ability to properly read the waters current chemistry.


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Was filling in my forty breeder, though that was put on hold for now here she is. Most of these plants will be moved and this will be turned into a grow out take most likely. Maybe a breeding project.
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Some of the best looking tanks on this site are lit by T5s and you can't beat the full tank coverage that a 4 ft, 4 bulb fixture would give on your tank dimensions.
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I'm not against T5s, I just don't know much about them.

Something like this?
ati sunpower

seems reasonable, I'll need two led for my tank anyway.


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It is indeed a Active substrate, I didnt realize its buffering would effect the probes ability to properly read the waters current chemistry.
You will need to do more research on this, but it has something to do with the KH dropping over time affecting the pH drop from CO2 degassed to being on.



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You will need to do more research on this, but it has something to do with the KH dropping over time affecting the pH drop from CO2 degassed to being on.
gotcha, maybe i'll stick with eco complete that i have seeded and laying around to start, as i read into this.


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