A new 4ft planted tank

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:15 pm

just to complete the sentence

vikramdutta11 wrote:You can also go for Fluval T5 HO Life Spectrum available in Ebay & Amazon. Just fix them with T5 BALLAST, other spectrums are not for planted.

...but we can still use the cool-daylight to grow all our plants. To get high CRI, you can add a warmwhite in the mixture, but as per your taste. :thumup



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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:41 am

Okay thanks. Will update with progress..... flying to Jaipur to see off son for his engineering graduation.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:52 am

Yesterday bought Aqua Zonic T5 4x54 w light fixture with 12000K tubes. Should I replace it with 6500K T5 54W Tubes?

Now the next challange is to make a Stand suiting the decor of Living Room.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:37 pm

Don't think you need to replace.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby saikumar » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:58 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:Don't think you need to replace.
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Cant wait for the next update.

See if you can order to build this type in your color
http://www.projectaquarium.com/plantedA ... Stand.aspx

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby aawnaik » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:34 am

New Tank / Substrate is ordered and will be delivered on this Saturday. I am discarding my existing tank and will be shifting the stuff from it to new tank in next few days. There is one big challange. The existing tank has thousands of snails and dont want it to move to the new tank. One of the way would be to wash all the plants before planting but there is Fissiden Moss on Lava Rocks which may carry the tiny snails or eggs to new tank. How to handle this?
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

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aawnaik wrote:New Tank / Substrate is ordered and will be delivered on this Saturday. I am discarding my existing tank and will be shifting the stuff from it to new tank in next few days. There is one big challange. The existing tank has thousands of snails and dont want it to move to the new tank. One of the way would be to wash all the plants before planting but there is Fissiden Moss on Lava Rocks which may carry the tiny snails or eggs to new tank. How to handle this?



Put a snail trap inside the the aquarium and stop feeding. You will catch lots of snails using this method.

Snails eggs are covered with a transparent jelly like material. Just find the jelly like material. They need plain area to stick eggs. So less chance to find eggs over lava rock or moss.
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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:44 pm

aawnaik wrote:Yesterday bought Aqua Zonic T5 4x54 w light fixture with 12000K tubes. Should I replace it with 6500K T5 54W Tubes?

Now the next challange is to make a Stand suiting the decor of Living Room.

IMO these 12000K lights are meant mainly for marine tanks. The right lumen should be 6500K. The experts should comment.

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Re: A new 4ft planted tank

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:47 pm

aawnaik wrote:Yesterday bought Aqua Zonic T5 4x54 w light fixture with 12000K tubes. Should I replace it with 6500K T5 54W Tubes?

Now the next challange is to make a Stand suiting the decor of Living Room.

From where did u buy and how much did it cost?