Advice on this set up???

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by hazeljane, 12 Dec 2009.

  1. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    Hi all im new to planted tanks so go easy on me lol.

    I have 6ft x 2ft x 15inch tank and in the process of setting up,the equipment ive got and planning to use are:
    Dennerle full c02 injection with night time shut off running of a FE bottle of 13kg.
    Dennerle under substrate heater of 75 watts.
    Dennerle Duomat and ph controller.
    Dennerle coc400 Bio station.
    2 fluval 405's external filters.
    2 80 watt t5 aqua medic plant grow,a 54 watt t5 aqua medic plant grow and a 54 watt juwel high lite day tubes.
    All the above lights have reflectors.
    Tropica substrate,ada nile sand and fine quartz gravel.
    TGM petrifed wood/stone as decoration.


    My plan is to plant 3/4 of the left hand side of the tank fading to a sandy section on the right.
    The plants i want to use are Vallis,Echinodorus tenellus,Dwarf crypts.

    A couple of questions really:

    Would there be enough co2 going through the Bio Station or could i split the feed through another diffuser??
    Would i need to increase the lights,filteration,flow??


    Your thoughts please,
    Many thanks in advance.
    Stu. :? :? :?
     
  2. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    Anybody???
     
  3. andyh

    andyh Member

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    I am not familiar with all the Dennerele stuff, what is a bio station?
     
  4. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    Hello,
    The bio station is an internal filter with built in co2 reactor and heater.I'll try and put a pic when i suss out to do it.
    Also a pic of the tanK now ive set up, in my third weeK now and seem to be oKay,

    Many thanKs
    Stu.
     
  5. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    As this worked???

    Stu.




    Yes it has, sorry about the quality its of my mobile have'nt got a camera.
    This was taken on the 12th of this month.
     
  6. zvirus

    zvirus Member

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    Hi,

    Well It`s Your tank. It`s about Your happiness ;) Having nice tank is not about showing tank and judging by other persons. This is my opinion.
    We talk about some kind of art. You like Metallica I like Irish folk songs... Who is "better"[?]

    Anyway if U ask about advice. I`ve got just one. More plants, more plants, more plants. When U buy big tank, U buy also big number of plants, if not - You asking for troubles.
     
  7. hazeljane

    hazeljane Member

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    this is after 4 weeks and i think is getting there but ive noticed what looks like blue green algae on the rocks(only small) thanks for your comments and taken on board.

    Many thanks

    Stu.


    P.s i like Metallica lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

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