I have been a fish keeper for nearly 20 years and have kept chiclids, marines, planted tanks, communitys and of all my tanks each has a special thing it holds for me. I have favourite, my kids have there favorites, but what im asking is why have you all chosen planted tanks ?
What kelvin rating is best for plants ?
or do plants adapt to available light ?
When i was keeping a reef the higher the kelvin (20000K Blue) the better the colour but slower the growth
and (10000K more White) the faster the growth but the corals would give less colour.
so i used a mix of...
im just mygrating from a 10 foot reef tank and just learning how you do things, im very suprised to hear though that no one hear uses an auto top up system as a way of keeping tank topped up, a way of dosing and also a way of keeping stability in water peramiters.
if my reef tak had to much...
Tank will be 14 foot long
so far i intend to use
metal halide lighting
3/4 Fluval FX5 Filters
3/4 Korilla/Streams for water movement or maybe a closed looped sequence 10000
and co2 via a jbl unit
control ph and temp via an iks unit
im open to suggestions and should i for go the co2...
i appreciate turn over is important although it varies to a reef as you want a turbulat surface in a reef for oxygen exchange and to thrash out the co2, however in a planted tank i was going to use under water currents and water movements, which will give me the turn over, but this is surely...
i would like to here more on this as the tank will be approx 1500ltrs which each fx5 is rated at so 3/4 would be 3/4 times the filtering required and also there will be supplemented flow?
Im in the process of setting up a new tank ... (Long Story)
is it possible to set up a huge planted tank ?
also what sort of planning etc would i need to do
i would like to run on 2-3 fluval fx5 filters
it will be lt with halides
and i will be using tropica substrate
all info greatly...