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post #11 of 38 Old 03-05-2012, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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would this filter Eheim Ultra External Canister Filter Pro 3 w/ Media and this light Eheim Ultra External Canister Filter Pro 3 w/ Media be good for this tank?

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post #12 of 38 Old 03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
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You probably saw my comments in that thread. But this is what I mean about fish; the fish we are talking about here should not be in that sort of aquascape. Beautiful though they are, the fish have needs which should be met.

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You linked the filter twice, and not the light. But that is a superb filter. I have two of the older Eheim Pro II canisters and they are still running without ever one hitch after 14 years. You just can't do better than Eheim. You can have good filters, don't get me wrong; but Eheim have the track record which no others have yet matched.

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post #14 of 38 Old 03-05-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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This was the light i was talking about :P Sunlight Supply Tek Light High Output Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures

I also want to do an inline heater, inline UV (if it doesnt mess with Co2) and an inline Co2 difuser. Are all these possible?

If those species of fish do not work, what would work. I'm going to draw a drawing of what i want the tank aquascape to look like on paint and put it on here in about 2hrs, but i dont want it completely grasses.

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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This was the light i was talking about :P Sunlight Supply Tek Light High Output Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures

I also want to do an inline heater, inline UV (if it doesnt mess with Co2) and an inline Co2 difuser. Are all these possible?

If those species of fish do not work, what would work. I'm going to draw a drawing of what i want the tank aquascape to look like on paint and put it on here in about 2hrs, but i dont want it completely grasses.
That light fixture is only 36 inches, your 120g tank will be 5 (or maybe 6) feet.

Why would you want UV?

I know of no fish that would be settled in such an open and brightly lit environment. As I said before, there are no fish in those tanks, for good reason; they are plant tanks, not fish tanks.

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the tank is 48" by 24" by 24".

As for UV, i dont know, i thought it would be ncie to have.

The tank will only be half open, the other half will be covered in HC, narrow leaf java ferns, and windelov ferns. Not sure how well HC will grow under the ferns, but i will try.

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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the tank is 48" by 24" by 24".

As for UV, i dont know, i thought it would be ncie to have.

The tank will only be half open, the other half will be covered in HC, narrow leaf java ferns, and windelov ferns. Not sure how well HC will grow under the ferns, but i will try.
Java Fern is a shade plant; it does not do well under direct bright lighting.

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post #18 of 38 Old 03-06-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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then instead of the java ferns ill have Cryptocoryne Balansae. i just want a tall, skinny leafed plant to make a nice forest/bush of.

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #19 of 38 Old 03-13-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from florida (i went to look at apartments with my mom). I have decided that i will plant it a little more densely and go with altum angels. If i do this, how many do you think i could add? i was thinking 6 altums and like 15 marble hatchets, 20 peppered corries and 20 neon tetras. How is that?

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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Neon Tetras, and other small torpedo shaped fish, are the natural food of Angelfish ;)
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