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Sllo's Inwall, Two Sided, Low Tech, 180G Tank

I finaly setup my new 180G low tech aquarium. I am still at the beging stages. There are some pictures attached.
It is an inwall, two sided aquarium.

Some info.
Dimensions: 170x 60 x 60 ~ 600lt
Substrate: silica sand
Lighting: 2 x 54w Τ5 (6400Κ)

Equipment:
2 x external JBL CRISTAL PROFi 1500 filters
1 x Fluval 304, with a UV Vectron2 600 attached to the output of the filter
2 χ Jaeger heater 300W

pH:6,5
GH: 4
ΚΗ: 4
ΝΗ3:0
ΝΟ2:0
ΝΟ3:5
Temperature:28C

Fish: 8 Corydoras elegans, 3 Blue Rams.
I will be buying 6 Wild discus in the near future.

What do you guys think about aquascape so far?


How many more Τ5 shall I install? I dont really like the lighting that my current T5 produce. It is kind of greenish. How many Kelvins do you guys think are best to bring out the fish color?

As far as plants, I am thinking of Anubias barteri Gold at the base of the woods, Philippine Java fern at positions #2 and Echinodorus amazonicus at position #1 and some Flame moss on the thin branches.
Any suggestions?
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I really love the drift wood. I think you did a great job with that. I also don't see a problem with your plant placement. I can't wait to see this tank planted!!


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For low tech, plant list looks good. The dimensions are a bit wacky for T5, but I guess if you stagger the bulbs right you could put an extra 54 watt on there and be ok, but there is nothing wrong with just the two 54 watt lamps you have. You can get a brighter look with 10,000 K bulbs. (More white)

Driftwood is sweet!


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Man that looks really good.. does the top wall come off so you can work on the inside of the tank?
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