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Old 04-18-2017, 11:29 PM
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Default Starting 8ft 375 gallon tank soon

Looking for ideas on rocks, sand, flow and lighting.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:39 PM
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I've found some nice river stones at the local nursery that will work nicely. I've got some aragonite sand for the substrate. Debating on a smooth piece of driftwood for the look.

Flow will be two 3/4" Seaswirls powered by my return pump. Lights are VHO for now, might be overkill, but they are already installed. If they're too bright with VHO and 50/50, I'll get a couple normal output fluorescent bulbs.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:37 PM
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I'd loose the driftwood. It will make your water less front desirable. And vho lights are too much for fronts too. Just my two cents.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:56 PM
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I'm wondering if I can use the Icecap waterproof endcaps and 660 ballast to power NO fluorescent bulbs. I'll have to check.

I'll lose the wood, and I don't want plants or clay pots. I'm using aragonite sand with black background and rocks to be determined. I really didn't want to clean glass.
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Plecos, plecos plecos and more plecos. You'll still need to maintain the front glass but they do a great job at keeping algae down.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:42 PM
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The big black plecos? Or are there others that will work? I've seen a golden pleco that was really beautiful.

I love your tank list! All wild caught tanks, eh? Do you have a picture thread?
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A lot of different plecos are great algae eaters. Yes I have a few threads. I'll find one for you later. It's 5am and I've got to go drive 2.5 hours to get my next group, Mikula.
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That's dedication or something
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That and a really good deal.
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That and a really good deal.
So what and how many did you get?
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