Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:18 pm Post subject: Need your suggestions for my new planted tank setup.
Here after a long time..
Need your suggestions for my new planted tank setup.
My location is near coastal area(Maharashtra), Temp 24-32 degrees.
Tank size [5 feet, 318 litres/84 gallon(US)].
Length 5 feet, height 1.5 feet(18 inches), depth 1.5 feet(18 inches). Substrate dirt with gravel cap, 2 .5 inches.
I am tight on budget so i opted to go for a dirt tank setup. I am going to use normal garden soil as substrate with a gravel cap on it. Also i will have a Co2 setup and high lights.
Majorly i will have HC (cuba) carpet or montecarlo and few other.
Need help from you guys.
I have managed to get the soil and gravel.
Need help with Co2 setup and Lighting.
Does anyone know where can i buy a Co2 cylinder or whole kit in Mumbai or nearby state?
Joined: Nov 15, 2010 Posts: 144 Location: Powai, Mumbai
Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:29 pm Post subject: Re: Need your suggestions for my new planted tank setup.
The driftwood is awesome.
You can use t5 lights.
I'm not sure about he but ho definitely works in a highlight situation.
Regular 6500 k lights would work.
I don't know why you want to use gravel for carpeting plants.
If you have gone as far as investing in a highlight kit and a CO2 kit, you might add well invest in a bit of good substrate.
At least for the carpeting areas.
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: Need your suggestions for my new planted tank setup.
In my opinion for Substrate just use Laterite as sole substrate as you could very easily found it; further Kokan is one of famous places for Laterite.
But i'm little bit suspicious about carpet plants, they might not grow denser in laterite. However you can grow Red coloured plants easily.
As far as light issue is concerned you can use T5HO or PLL just remember the colour temperature should be 6500k. I have arranged 9kg CO2 cylinder at 3000/- + 250Gas (On return basis) you could find any dealer around you but remember these accessories are bit expensive if you use CO2 you'll need a good diffuser + Pressure gauge + check valves. So decide & then go ahead
What you have decided for filtration? Plants ?
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