Yeah, something like that. Or any sort of hint as the direction you are going. I see where you said you may opt for inline CO2, which is cool for sure. I haven't made that leap yet. I'd also be interested in your proposed stocking list. See what kind of plans you have in that department.Doodle plans as in plant arrangement?
i have seen your 75gal and it is one of the reasons i have decide to design my plant layout the way i have in my head if I can find the right driftwood pieces, here are two pieces i found at a LFS but at 36$ each its a bit high for me. Also picked up the rest of the stuff to finish the stand except for the door hinges and handle still looking for what i want.(going to make a flush door)Also have a 75 w/black diamond. Looking forward to seeing this come together.
Actually i will be using oscomote plus root tabs under the bdbsHardscape is unfortunately quite expensive for what you are getting (rocks or wood) but IMO it is worth the investment if you get nice ones that look good.
EVENTUALLY I will redo my high tech 75g with BDBS and osmocote+ so I will be watching how you do! Good luck!
Also I may have the EXACT same tank as you do
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=840209&page=5Also would yall do 2 finnex planted plus, or 2 ray2 for medium lighting? Or 1 of each?
sorry to ask but since i am working on the stand atm can you get me par data on the planted plushttp://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=840209&page=5
I linked his thread because he is using 1 Ray2 for medium lighting on a 90 gallon. I'm pretty sure just 1 Ray2 would work for you too. Medium lighting is enough to grow most, if not all, plants. Anything more is just faster growth according to most experts. The CO2 needs of plants is more demanding than lighting levels when you get into medium light, from what I've read.
Note: He says 2 Ray2 fixtures, but they are 24" long so I am convinced that is similar enough to 1 48" fixture. He added another 30" fixture (or something like that) and proceeded to up his CO2 and ferts to compensate for algae.
I'd go with a Ray2 and MAYBE a 24/7 if you want to run a second light. The 24/7 would give you the cool effects, slightly increased par, and a good mid day burst of light when ran in conjunction with a Ray2.
You're probably at 70 par at the substrate with a Ray2 on a 21" tall tank. This accounts for the substrate itself taking up space. This is high medium light or low high light, depending on who you ask.
sorry to ask but since i am working on the stand atm can you get me par data on the planted plus