Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-30-2014, 01:09 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 6
New aquarium 55 gallon and new to aquaria

Bought my 55 gallon about two months ago. I have been researching as it sits empty in my home no fishless cycling just completely empty. I have learned a great deal just researching here and on other forums. I have so far, 55 gallon tank, aquatop cf300 canister filter, marineland 300 watt adjustable heater and stand with canopy.i would like to do a tropical community tank with some live plants. I have several questions to ask of the members with experience.

1. What type of light is recommended for the type of canopy I have pic attached?
2. Should it be secured to the canopy or be supported by the tank structure?

3. I would like a light with a white light and blue or or moon light option to alternate between the two, should I purchase two lights?

4. The day light it produces needs to be sufficient for plant growth.

Substrate, I really want sand any suggestions!

Also any advice not pertaining to my questions are welcomed and appreciated. Teach the newb

I can't figure out why the picture keeps uploading upside down, I guess the forum doesn't like my phone.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	193.5 KB
ID:	241765  
__________________

__________________
E39530 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 13,536
Quote:
Originally Posted by E39530 View Post
Bought my 55 gallon about two months ago. I have been researching as it sits empty in my home no fishless cycling just completely empty. I have learned a great deal just researching here and on other forums. I have so far, 55 gallon tank, aquatop cf300 canister filter, marineland 300 watt adjustable heater and stand with canopy.i would like to do a tropical community tank with some live plants. I have several questions to ask of the members with experience.

1. What type of light is recommended for the type of canopy I have pic attached?
2. Should it be secured to the canopy or be supported by the tank structure?

3. I would like a light with a white light and blue or or moon light option to alternate between the two, should I purchase two lights?

4. The day light it produces needs to be sufficient for plant growth.

Substrate, I really want sand any suggestions!

Also any advice not pertaining to my questions are welcomed and appreciated. Teach the newb

I can't figure out why the picture keeps uploading upside down, I guess the forum doesn't like my phone.

Hi. Welcome.

Can't comment much on lights except mine (LEDs) sit on the tank.

One thing I would suggest if you don't have is a water test kit (liquid not strips).
__________________
Delapool is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquarium, gallon, 55 gallon, new aquarium, 5 gallon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bioload/ Live Aquaria/ Cycling 20 Gallon Long Jakester42 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 02-05-2014 04:26 PM
New to here, and kind've new to aquaria Yeahitstrue Member Introductions 4 04-11-2011 03:55 PM
New to site and Aquaria Phazeshyft Member Introductions 1 03-15-2010 10:14 PM
New to aquaria and loving it Bioworldmaker Member Introductions 10 05-28-2004 02:17 PM
Live Aquaria and Etropicals Hara Southern States 0 02-21-2003 02:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.