Hello from Lewes, Sussex

MartinP

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Hi,

Just joined the forum after searching for tank info online. I’ve just bought my first tank in 10 years. It’s interesting to see how the online information has improved since then! My last tank was a 65 litre hexagon tank, so I was really limited in what I could have in it, so I’ve upgraded a bit this time.
I’ve got a 80x48x50cm tank holding nearly 200 litres. Been cycling it for a couple of weeks now and I’ve got my first delivery of plants arriving today from Aquarium gardens. Last time I planted a tank, it was with whatever the LFS had in stock, so I’m really impressed with the choice available now. Maybe even a bit overwhelmed!
I’m using Seachem fluorite black sand for substrate with a hefty piece of bog wood for structure.
Filtration is courtesy of an Eheim 2217 and an Eheim classic 600 for backup if needed?

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be bugging you for info before long!

Cheers,

Martin
 

Tom Michael

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Hello Martin - I'm Brighton based. Good luck with the new set up - are you going low or high tech?
 

MartinP

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Hello Martin - I'm Brighton based. Good luck with the new set up - are you going low or high tech?
Errrrm, low tech, I think? I need to “up” my lighting? The unit that came with the tank doesn’t have a brand or label to give me any info? CO2 injection might follow on later. When I get an idea of what I’m doing!

Btw, can you recommend any good LFS? My last tank was when I was over in eastbourne, so I’m not that clued up on shops nearby?

Cheers,

Martin
 

Tom Michael

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if low tech you really don't need higher lighting, if anything higher lighting without CO2, good flow and ferts will probably cause you the most problems.

Unfortunately I don't really know any good local stores - I normally buy most things online from dedicated planted aquarium specialists. In the UK that's aquarium gardens and I also buy from Aquasabi in Germany.
 

MartinP

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Thanks all! :)

I’ve just tried to set up a journal for my tank. I’ve added the link to my signature (not the easiest thing to do on an iPad!)
Can you let me know if it works ok? And if not, how I can improve it?

Thanks,

Martin
 
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