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Old 03-30-2015, 09:08 AM   #1 
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new project

im going to start on my 37 gallon tank project today

ive been using my girls tanks to grow my plants ive collected and now its time.

lighting is still not final, but thinking a 65watt 6500k flood light will be the ticket.

3" of top soil with 1" of pool filter sand seem about right?
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:16 PM   #2 
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im going to start on my 37 gallon tank project today

ive been using my girls tanks to grow my plants ive collected and now its time.

lighting is still not final, but thinking a 65watt 6500k flood light will be the ticket.

3" of top soil with 1" of pool filter sand seem about right?
Check out these threads on NPT. They helped me out alot.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=114575
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=114575&page=4

On the LED spot/flood I would get 2/3 to go across instead of 1. Also with multiple lights you could reduce the watts. That way light will be evenly distributed across tank. I use the spot lights on the upper right tank in the picture. They really work well.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:55 PM   #3 
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thx, i will look in the morning. home depot in knoxville was a waste of time, terrible service. 35 minutes to waiting to get help so we put the stuff down and walked out.

Got several more plants and free snails. fixing to start putting it together. Also got my wife a new piece of coral with several types of plants on it.

is the k rating on the leds 6500?

btw ofl thread is what got me wanting a planted tank :)

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Amazon is where I got my LED's. You have some different options. If you want the link to the ones I have just let me know.
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These are nice. No bells and whistles but my plants are doing quite well.

http://www.aquavibrant.com/lighting/...-stingray.html
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Russell,
I think I have asked before, but do you have any plants that need/want high light and do you do C02?
Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:00 AM   #7 
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I think I have asked before, but do you have any plants that need/want high light and do you do C02?
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Nope and nope.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:45 AM   #8 
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tanks set up, ill post pic later, cloudy water atm.

ive been checking out the lights, current usa and finnex planted model. theres around 19 1/2" from sand to the top of the tank. im liking the slim designs vs building a light stand.

thx for the help folks.
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any idea on the kind of snails? ghost shrimp will be in this evening
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:13 AM   #10 
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any idea on the kind of snails? ghost shrimp will be in this evening


if i where you id put some Red Cherry Shrimp in there or a different small colorful shrimp. i think thed look much better than ghost shrimp(there really had to see in those type of tanks) but overall that tank looks good! are you adding anymore plants?
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