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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie needs help!

so i am new to the forum and new to the planted tank thing, i had two huge oscars but after 5 years they passed away so i thought it was time for something better.

Well i need advice and opinions from anyone with knowledge about planted tanks, im not sure if i am considered low light or low tech??

This is what i have so far:
tank: 72g bow front 48 x 22 tall x 19 wide

Fluval 405- foam pads then 3 baskets with bio media
lighting- coralife 48" two t-5 6500k i think 28w each... bad??

powerhead in the left corner, fluval out in the right, intake in the center next to heater


okay the plant stuff:

aquariumplants.com black diamond substrate- they sent the amount needed

large driftwood from them

I made a CO2 System even though i wasnt planning on it !

5lb tank
idk what brand regulator
needle valve
CO2 tubing and check valve
home made bubble counter
cheap bubble checker
home made inline reactor- pvc with snug fit bioballs and little of pre filter rings, placed in my intake line with the co2 injected at the top

?? so hows it looking?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 01:03 PM
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If you're going with pressurized CO2 on the tank then you'll want to upgrade your lighting.

I'd go with 2x of those T5NOs even if you set it up as a low tech tank. I'd look at a 2-4 bulb T5HO fixture if you're going high tech. I personally like the Solar T5HOs from www.catalinaaquarium.com.

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