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Old 02-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #1 
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90 Gal

Hello guys and Gals.. I'm posting this today because I'm purchasing a 90 gallon tank this Sunday and I'm going to be planting it heavily. Does anyone have any experience with Glosso (glossostigma)? Does anyone know what lighting is suitable to achieve a 'high-light' 90 gallon tank.

I will attach a picture of the new tank..I belive I will need to purchase a new fixture but if anyone has any insight or advice for me I would appreciate it. I would also like to stress I cant afford a $600 fixture so something affordable.

ps.. the fish don't come with the tank :P
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:25 AM   #2 
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expensive lighting... and a good substrate. highlight is >50 PAR
any less and the glosso will grow upwards.. or simply die off. out of curiosity.. why glosso?
for a 90gal there are many other carpet plants to choose from :)
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:38 AM   #3 
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I've always liked the way Glosso pearls and looks.. it's so beautiful... what other carpets do u suggest?

Dwarf hairgrass? Dwarf Baby Tears?

anyways.. Yeah I'm aware I need good lighting.. do you have an estimation on how much it will cost me? I plan on buying Seachem Flourite Sand Black for the substrate

also can u explain 50/par?
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http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-pets-othe...AdIdZ458606305

do you feel something like this would be sufficient? or overkill?

Decently Priced?
is it even suitable for freshwater?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:49 AM   #5 
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pearls... are you going to use a CO2 system?
I would generally think you will need atleast 2 T5 high output bulbs to achieve near high light...
but running highlight without CO2 will create algae problems.
I actually think dwar hair grass will create quite the look in a 90 gallon. it actually gets to about 6ins. I would dry start it....

you really have a lot to choose from...

hydrocotyle tripartita (also known as hydrocotyl japan)
dwarf sag (make sure it's a true dwarf sag)
HM (or rather HG - hermianthus Glomeratus- fantastic carpet, my favorite :D)
microsword
E. Tenallus (pygmy chain sword - i think)
elatine triandra ( another pretty one, but very nutrient demanding...)
etc... :3


substrate wise I recommend flourite or floramax... simply because plants tend to grow better in these.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:52 AM   #6 
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I have DIY CO2 on my 10 Gallon right now and I love it But for the 90 I will be getting pressurized.

Did you see the link I posted? Insufficient lighting?

**googleing pictures of the names you listed.
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Im a fan of the Dwarf Sag..however I wont be carpeting the entire tank just a few portions in the front I think...but I'm not dead set on a design yet.
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lemme show u my friend's 125 for inspiration (I only do 1 gallon tanks, LOL)

clickie

that's her 125g

carpets are not the only way to go ;) maybe you should go dutch!
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Thats beautiful.. I'll link the picture I want to try and recreate
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:23 AM   #10 
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ooooh. I think the driftwood and rocks really make the scape... ten u build around it with plants XD
a LFS does amazing scapes with riccia. I personally hate the stuff XD
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