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Hello,


I am beginning my research into a 385-400g TALL (96"x 25"x 36") aquarium. I am a little confused with all of the lighting options. I see measurements of watts per gallon, PAR, lumens per gallon, etc. I am partial to LED lights due to power consumption as well as low profile.



I will be planting carpet grass , mosses as well as taller plants, with CO2 injection. I am hopeful to create a aquascape, not just a planted tank...


Any direction here would be great. Specifically Light brands, length of light bar, and number of light bars. Rationale behind your choice will be most helpful. I am curious how to arrive at the best solution.



Any help here would be great.....
 

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That depth is going to be tough to maintain. I recently had a 280 gallon (72 x 24 x 37" H) and I had to drain about a 1/3 of the tank if I wanted to be able to reach the bottom without holding my breath. I used a DIY light setup, so I am not going to be much of a help for you there. I had a bit of trouble getting light to the bottom without ending up with green spot algae on the front panel.

I love me a big tank though, make sure you journal it for us.
 

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That depth is going to be tough to maintain. I recently had a 280 gallon (72 x 24 x 37" H) and I had to drain about a 1/3 of the tank if I wanted to be able to reach the bottom without holding my breath. I used a DIY light setup, so I am not going to be much of a help for you there. I had a bit of trouble getting light to the bottom without ending up with green spot algae on the front panel.

I love me a big tank though, make sure you journal it for us.
Thanks for the note. Good to know. I am excited about the big tank, I just want to do it right. What did you use for filtration? I am interested in a sump set up, but the wife does not want to hear ANY noise. ( trickling water, etc ). I have great experience with canisters. Looking at an Eheim 2262, due to my years of great experience with twin 2217's
 

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Thanks for the note. Good to know. I am excited about the big tank, I just want to do it right. What did you use for filtration? I am interested in a sump set up, but the wife does not want to hear ANY noise. ( trickling water, etc ). I have great experience with canisters. Looking at an Eheim 2262, due to my years of great experience with twin 2217's
I had a 90ish gallon sump that was plumbed through a wall into my laundry room. If you set up bean animal overflows, it is silent. I can't hear my current sump system unless my filter sock is clogging or something is off. So, I hear it once a week.

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