Low Tech Planted 10 gallon help?

Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by insanespain, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    are you going to have some fish? A pair of killifish would look nice. A paludarium would be cool if you had a 20g tall.
     
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    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    LOL! I cant beleive you just said that. I'm literally looking at stands right now for a 20 high. I've got a couple 10 gallons laying around, but now I'm starting to lean towards a 20 high since they are 24 inches long. Sitting on this stand:

    Buy.com - PETCO Carmel Wood 20 Gallon Tank Stand with Shelf

    And yeah, the centerpiece fish will be a betta. Maybe a couple other fish too if I do a 20 gallon.
     
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    kelvin is only loosely tied to light wavelength. people claim plants like lower kelvin ratings( around 6.5k), but what they really like is wavelengths that typically used to make that kelvin rating.

    honestly this is a very complicated discussion, that could go on for pages but that is the just of it.

    Its a flip of the coin that the bulb will provide those wavelengths or not. with led's being such a narrow spectrum the chance of them having those wavelengths is less.

    bottom line you can try it but no guarantee they will be what you need.
     
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    Any updates on this project ?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    5000K to 10000K bulbs will work fine. The Geiseman and ATI aquablues will work also.
     
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    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    Still trying to find a good spot for it in my house, also been pretty busy with other stuff.

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    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    So do you think a dual t5 fixture would be too much lighting?

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    HO yes, NO will be fine.

    I am using 2 T5HO on my 75 planted and need to use CO2 and fertilize heavily to keep from having an algae farm.
     
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    Your 75 looks amazing. And yeah, an algae farm is exactly what I want to avoid. I'm thinking about a 20 high now.

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    Thanks,
    Stay with the normal output T5 for it.