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Building a 60p... need some info

Hi there from a new member (I've been lurking around here for a while, now I have questions)

I am looking to build an ADA 60p in the next few weeks, and I still have some questions. The tank will probably be an Iwagumi style:

- I currently have a Eheim 2217 on my planted 35G (this tank is leaving, I'd like to keep the filter). Is this filter too big and will give a too strong current? I will use the lily pipes.

- I was thinking of using a mix of ADA Aquasoil Powder (on top) + Regular ADA Aquasoil (under), will that be fine for the HC to grow?

- Would there be a reason NOT to use an eBay LED light to grow the HC? I found some pretty interresting lights for cheap. Example:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Led-p...458992403.html

-What kind of fertilizers should I buy to start the tank and help the HC grow? There are so many -_-

I currently have 2 planted tanks, which will probably be replaced by the 60p.
35G:
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Hi there from a new member (I've been lurking around here for a while, now I have questions)

I am looking to build an ADA 60p in the next few weeks, and I still have some questions. The tank will probably be an Iwagumi style:

- I currently have a Eheim 2217 on my planted 35G (this tank is leaving, I'd like to keep the filter). Is this filter too big and will give a too strong current? I will use the lily pipes.

- I was thinking of using a mix of ADA Aquasoil Powder (on top) + Regular ADA Aquasoil (under), will that be fine for the HC to grow?

- Would there be a reason NOT to use an eBay LED light to grow the HC? I found some pretty interresting lights for cheap. Example:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Led-p...458992403.html

-What kind of fertilizers should I buy to start the tank and help the HC grow? There are so many -_-

I currently have 2 planted tanks, which will probably be replaced by the 60p.
35G:

why do you prefer that LED fixture instead of a proven LED fixture that works? it seems that one is priced pretty close to a regularly preferred fixture.
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I just really don't want to spend big bucks on a light.... What brand do you recommend then?

**I just saw the prices of the Finnex.... Not bad! Which one would be better?
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