Re: NANFA-- 135 gal. Freshwater Tank

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 18:34:17 -0500

Heat from lights won't be a big problem, it's in my new expanded complex of
lab rooms that are notoriously cool even when the rest of the building is
heated. Some kinda laterite will appear soon. The lighting is (name unknown)
relatively short fluorescent bulbs in a 3' hood (2 of them), a mix of white
and blue spectrum bulbs in each unit with independent switches. And with
this magnum I have a steady flow of water along the back edge, with quieter
spots on each end.

And yeah, I'm aiming for native plants as a mainstay, with Elodea.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-- 135 gal. Freshwater Tank
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:12:53 EST
>large tank... 6' long most excellent.
>preplanting... excellent.
>intense lights... you are on the path to lots of plants.
>those lights will probably add a lot of heat tho i bet the sipsey is pretty
>warm in the summer ( like the conasauga ).
>are you gonna add some laterite or unperfumed kitty litter ( as ive used
>succesfully ). native plants? i believe you need a more than just sand.
>of course java fern and moss and anubis can be tied to driftwood and rocks.
>do you want a lot of flow or kind of a quiet back water flow... which is
>the magnum 250 gal/hr will give. ?
>a lush growth of plants will aid in filtration. with it packed w/ plants i
>bet you will not need a lot of water changes.
>what kind of lights?
>where are you gonna set it up?

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