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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2006, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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quick check on equipment so far

My main tank is a 55 gallon and my feeder tank is 20 both are to be planted as soon as they are up and running.

Equipment ordered is as follows

For 55 gallon
XP3
Powerhead not sure on the gph
2x55w bright kit 1 5000k 1 6700k
1x40w
2liter co2 3 bottles 2 for the 55gallon (no funding for regulator yet but have 10lb bottle already)
substrate is a gravel and sand mixture about 2" deep

20 gallon
40 watt lighting 5000k
DIY wet dry setup with 370gph water pump (not up and running yet so im not sure if it will be to big or to small of a pump)
gravel and sand mixture 2" deep

Ferts from GW
csm+b
Mono Potassium Phosphate
potassium Nitrate
Calcium Carbonate


Is there anything that i am missing to have everything that im going to need to get a good start on these tanks?

side note: this site has been the source of almost all of my knowledge about planted tanks and these are my first tanks to be planted. Thanks for all the help so far.
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What is your plan to dissolve the CO2?
Do you have test kits?
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You will need heaters, especially with the 20 as you are using a wetdry and that will cool the water.

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sorry for the left out items
I have the same heater in both of my tanks i know its over kill for the 20 but it works.
aquarium Pharmaceuticals Test kit
GH
No2 (nitrite)
NH3/NH4+ (ammonia)
PH

i was thinking that i would need more tests but i really have no idea what ones i am going to need.
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i was thinking that i would need more tests but i really have no idea what ones i am going to need.
Phosphate.
Nitrate.
kH (to calculate your CO2).
Don't bother with iron.
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