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Old 06-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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Sweet im going to start collecting hardware. Any suggestions on hoods/bulbs. A day and night hood is a must since I plan on the tank also functioning as a night light
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #12
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would a 100GPM filter be ok or should i go for a 150? was thinking bio wheel
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:39 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the help! This site definitely helps with planning! I think im going to go with java ferns and other low light plants that are rather easy care. The firms take care of the mid hight plants but I need ideas for short and tall plants that would have similar light requirements. And preferably some that flower. And sand seems like the way to go. No hood or filter or anything yet so anythings a possibility. Some one brought up wood and I was wondering I've used drift and bog wood is one better than the other?
Red an green Tiger lotus' flower and have beautiful red/ gold leaves and they don't need a huge amount of light. I've got one in my medium light tank and one in a low light tank with only the stock led lighting and both are growing well.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #14
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Red an green Tiger lotus' flower and have beautiful red/ gold leaves and they don't need a huge amount of light. I've got one in my medium light tank and one in a low light tank with only the stock led lighting and both are growing well.
I've scraped the idea of a 24hr day/night hood for cost effectiveness. I checked these out online and they do look really cool... decisions decisions
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:49 PM   #15
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Im going to start a thred showing the new 10 as i build it and the changes to the 20 as we go! let me know what you think!

also i still need ideas for short plants for the 10...
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #16
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They sell the marineland led day/night complete setups in most PETCO/petsmart. In 10 and 20 gallon sizes price range is about 60 bucks. I have a few. Use one as a quarantine tank and one for a puffer. They come with the Bio wheel filter
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #17
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I started a new thread to track my progress and ask questions along the way. I decided to go with the 30 now and set up the 10 later. The thread is called starting my 30 and i'll put picks on it as it progresses
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