A new 4ft planted tank

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:55 am

I have finally decided to go for a localy made tank - 4ft long. What could be the ideal height and deapth?
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:57 am

aawnaik wrote:I have finally decided to go for a localy made tank - 4ft long. What could be the ideal height and deapth?


48 X 18 X 18 is a ideal size for a planted tank. If you increase height, the lighting expense will be increase dramatically.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

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Thanks for a quick response.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:05 pm

How about lighting, Should it be -

MH or PLL or T5 or in combination?
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:29 pm

T5 are the best and feasible.

With MH, you need to cool the water.
PLL gives less lumen in comparison of T5s.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:50 pm

Also there is no harm if you opt height of 15, much easier for plants to grow with brand new 6 to 8 Phillips 36watt pll. Why I am saying coz you are not going for any advance aquascape, even all stem plants can be kept under good control within this height. Still 18 is also perfect.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:54 am

and what about the substrate? Branded or River Sand?
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:05 pm

What is the wattage of T5 HO?
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby saikumar » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:34 pm

length=4ft, width = 24inch, height =18inch, I think this will give lot of space for fish to swim, scaping, water flow, and also more plant varities. Just my suggestion as it will be future proof.

T5HO will be 54W, you can be happy using 4-5 Cooldaylight tubes. Am sure it will be a stunner, and I can get more plants soon :D :P