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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Rough Plan for My 20H...

Ok, I have a basic frame to work off of equipment wise for my planted Amano-esque biotope (idk what region I'm biotoping though). Feel free to criticize, in fact, please do.

Coralife Aqualight 24" (2x65w, 2 6500k)
DIY Yeast CO2 Reactor
Rapids Mini Canister Filter (DIY CO2 Fed into intake)

Well, those are the basics. I spared writing down all the little stuff like test kits, substrate (which I haven't even decided on), etc.

I plan on a relatively low bioload as far as freshwater goes, so keep that in mind when looking at the filter.

BTW: Would 2 6500k be very asthetically pleasing in emulating natural white sunlight?
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yeaa...2 6500k is okk
just make sure one of the bulbs is pink though
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That is probably way too much light, especially for just a DIY CO2 system. If you already have that fixture I would try running only one of the bulbs and even that is ALOT of light for a 20g with DIY CO2. If you don't have that fixture yet, I would recommend a 2x24 watt t5h0 fixture with switches for each bulb and start with running just 1 of those bulbs.

I would Also I would recommend more filtration but it sounds like you already know that.

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