Excited to see where this goes!
Its going to be a bit of a wait. I am very early in the planning phase, but have a good idea of what I will do, and stock. stay tuned for moreExcited to see where this goes!
Keeping an eye on this one noah. I am going to try to get back in with my 20 for now. Trying to keep it simple. Just looking for a good replacement light for it. And want to go LED. Cant wait to watch this progress.
Plants may be a while lol. I only have really high light plants, and a couple swords at the moment. And the trims are being used to grow the bushes thicker at the moment. Once I get the 75 gal up, I am going to go after a bunch of plants I have not had yet, so there should be more than enough to go around. I think I am much closer to you now lol. I am off 120th and Glenco st. now.Sounds good I got the Finnex planted + 24/7 for my 20. Should be in today. When can I come get some plants from you?
Wow, great thanks for the info. Its not going to be a biotope in regards to the plants, but I am very sure I will find some plants in that list that will make it into the tank. I know one plant for sure will make it in and that is the Franz stoffels sword created by florida aquatic. I have one in my 40b at the moment and its a VERY nice sword. Older leaves are green, but the new ones are very bright pink.This link may be useful.
Clicking on the names will give an overview of general info, cultivation notes and distribution on the species.
I had not lol. Looks good. There was one species I am going to have to look into more. It was one of the glass fishDid you scroll down for native invertebrates and fish?
That is great to know thanks!!! I will remove it off the list and start looking elsewhere. RI am looking deeper at the ecoxotic e-120 fixture at the moment. It might have enough par at the depths to grow what I want.I have 2 24/7 planted + on my 75G.
I'd say its low-mid light.
Started with 1, but added 2nd a week later.
running 1 on a regular timer on max, running 2nd on 24/7 mode, so full blast only for a few hours.
I might end up doing both on max eventually, still feeling it out, as I've only had the 2nd light for a little over a week.
The par data the manufacturer provides shows the par to be around 50-56 at 21". And since most manufacturers measure through air, it would be a little bit higher due to the lensing effect with the top of water. I have a topic opened in the lighting section asking for experiences with the fixture. the 120* spread on the light would be nice, the buildmyled fixture I have over my 40b is only a 90* spread which leaves some darker areas in the upper 1/3rd of the tank.I don't think 1 ecoxotic would be better than 2 24/7 planted +
I think either way, you would have to get 2 fixtures.
Don't get me wrong, I could probably grow whatever i want with my 2 24/7's as well.
Remember, I'm keeping 1 of the fixtures on 24/7 mode, and everything in the tank is growing fine. Check signature for pictures.
The par data the manufacturer provides shows the par to be around 50-56 at 21". And since most manufacturers measure through air, it would be a little bit higher due to the lensing effect with the top of water. I have a topic opened in the lighting section asking for experiences with the fixture. the 120* spread on the light would be nice, the buildmyled fixture I have over my 40b is only a 90* spread which leaves some darker areas in the upper 1/3rd of the tank.
dunno. I have to do a bit more research. I am going to start ordering the smaller and easier to store items here soon starting with a light.