My last tank
Just to let everyone know. I plan on also building the canopy (with 3-6',56w,4100 and 6500 flourescents and 4-25w,4100 flouescents.) 6'-0" tanks are hard to light but I think I've figured it out for about $155.00. Thats about 268 watts and comes out to about 1.6 watts/gal. Theres plenty of room if it needs 2+watts/gal to add more light. Then I'm going to build a fiberglas background and show how to color it using a cheap air brush. I'm going to use a 40 gal sump just because it will keep all the elec(heaters, pumps,etc) and keeps me from having to top off the tank more than I want too. It also alows me to use it for a mechanical filter. Good plant tanks don't really need a filter if you do 30 to 50% water changes every couple of weeks, but to keep stuff from floating around I'm going to filter out
detritus. Of couse then I'll show my lack of plumbing skills. The tank will also be set up to drain and fill by using lots of PVC and a couple of valves. Stay tuned it'll be good for a laugh anyway,,Jim
Last edited by jimjim; 09-09-2005 at 08:47 PM.