Originally Posted by 2wheelsx2
Hopefully this doesn't end up sounding harsh, but it'll be easier for people to give you advice if you gave specifics, instead of generalities. Example:
Filter - 350 GPH canister (Eheim model #, etc)
Ammonia - 2 ppm, 0 ppm, etc
pH = 6.8, etc
Fine doesn't tell us much and neither does a 75 gallon filter (rated for 75 gallons or 75 gallons per hour). Most of the time, the ratings aren't sufficient..for instance, I run a Fluval 204 in my 20 gallon. That filter is rate for a 50+ gallon tank, I think.
oh dude not at all harsh, im sorry i was in a rush when i wrote this we were going up north so......
anyway yes rex ive read your guide and its very impressive, now i bought my BIOWHEEL prior to reading your guide, now seeing that it wasnt the brightest, and it is made for 75 gallon tanks.
For the lighting i recounted, 49 watts pushing not 50 so im about 1 watt per gallon. DO I NEED 3 WATTS PER GALLON? if so could I use a Reptile lamp
Now for plants i have a melon sword and a dwarf hair grass. looking to get more plants but i spent alot of money on the tank and the stand.
* should i put fish in yet?
* ^^ how about shrimp?
* also i bought a 50 galloon tall, is that ok.
thanx write back soon