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post #11 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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The stand and the lighting system itself were once used for saltwater.....but the bulbs were different.....I took pics of the bulbs more closely .... im not sure what type the bulbs are...maybe u culd tell me. There are stickers on them that say " Nutri Grow Plant Lamp"......excuse the dirtiness of the bulbs....havnt been touched in quite a while...well over a year.....Here r the pics....
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post #12 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Heres a link to foster and smith for the bulbs....: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...fm?pcatid=4505
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post #13 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:34 PM
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Ooh, not bad! I can't tell exactly how many watts it is, but I reckon you'll be able to do a decent range of plants with that. Not that you have to, but if you get ambitious, that lighting will allow you to try a lot of different plants.

As for the air pump- yep, that'll work perfectly too! I like the whisper pumps, they're really quiet. Although I'd recommend getting the Whisper 100 instead of the Whisper 60 (if that's what you were planning). It's better to go a bit stronger than weaker, so you know you'll be able to power whatever you want. Both the 60 and 100 have two outputs, so you'll be able to power two different decorations if you'd like.
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post #14 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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This may sound really dumb...but does the air pump go underwater or outside of the tank......and even though it says it is for undergravel filters too...u dont need 1 right?
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post #15 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this....: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...02&pcatid=3602 .....The XP2 model for up to 75 gallons I was thinking...and 140 dollars isnt toooo bad... that and you can add this for integrated heating....: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=18444 ....the 200 watt model.......
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post #16 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 06:52 PM
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Nice looking tank!

If you really want to go overkill on the filtration and you can't hang anything off the back, I think a Magnum 350 canister plus an internal power filter would really get the job done. The Tetra internal filters (like the 40i) would be a good choice for internal filtration.

If the tank is lightly stocked, you could probably get away with just the canister filter, though.

Looks like you've already got some sort of substrate in the tank. It's kind of hard to see in the picture - is that sand mixed with a natural colored gravel?

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This may sound really dumb...but does the air pump go underwater or outside of the tank......and even though it says it is for undergravel filters too...u dont need 1 right?
It should be placed above water level outside the tank.

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Thanks i didn't know that.....any1 got an idea bout the canister filter and integrated heater links i posted on page 1....i wanna know if that would be good for a 60 gallon freshwater tank[/code]
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post #19 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 08:26 PM
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A check valve on the airline would let you place the pump below the aquarium.

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post #20 of 22 Old 08-17-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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What du u mean by that...cant that go below my tank...the XP2...or whatever its called.......?
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