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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:58 am

Thank you guyz for your kind words :ymhug:

I will post pics of the build and setup soon

Regarding the CO2 I'll wait for a month or so and then decide on it. Stil a lot to learn on how to set it up

I've been reading bout the light requirements
The watts per gallon rule won't work out in big tanks
According to PAR(photosynthetically active radiation) info I found- For T5HO lights at a depth of 48" from the light source, the PAR varies from 5 to 10 for each tube depending on the brands and reflectors.
So I have around 20 to 40 PAR (for 4 bulbs) at the substrate.
So this falls under low light category?
Is this adequate for the plants I have currently?
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Tirtha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:12 am

Siddhartha saive wrote:Thank you guyz for your kind words :ymhug:

I will post pics of the build and setup soon

Regarding the CO2 I'll wait for a month or so and then decide on it. Stil a lot to learn on how to set it up

I've been reading bout the light requirements
The watts per gallon rule won't work out in big tanks
According to PAR(photosynthetically active radiation) info I found- For T5HO lights at a depth of 48" from the light source, the PAR varies from 5 to 10 for each tube depending on the brands and reflectors.
So I have around 20 to 40 PAR (for 4 bulbs) at the substrate.
So this falls under low light category?
Is this adequate for the plants I have currently?


Yes, it is low light. But as you have mostly Anubias and Ferns in your tank, that should not be a problem.
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:30 pm

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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Tirtha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:48 pm

Awesome. Simply beautiful. Now no need to add any more plants. Just let them fill in.

How about adding some big size colourful fishes in school like Puntius Denisonii or Scarlet Rainbow?
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Tirtha » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:58 pm

BTW.... Do you stay in Hyderabad??? may I drop in to see the beauty someday??
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Siddhartha saive » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:31 am

Thank you Tirtha :)

Tirtha wrote:BTW.... Do you stay in Hyderabad??? may I drop in to see the beauty someday??


Definitely. Wud b my pleasure. I stay in bowenpally.
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby sub » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:19 am

awesome tank
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Tirtha » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:23 am

Siddhartha saive wrote:Thank you Tirtha :)

Tirtha wrote:BTW.... Do you stay in Hyderabad??? may I drop in to see the beauty someday??


Definitely. Wud b my pleasure. I stay in bowenpally.


Please PM me your number. Will plan out. I stay in Miyapur.
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby rahul » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:32 am

looking beautiful with hundreds of cardinals.
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Re: 8 foot 600 gallon low tech planted tank

Postby Najib » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:47 pm

Definitely denisonii type of addition for color. Also, rainbows would be good add.

The tank looks super now. Let them greens fill up and you have a stunner in the making.
Any reason why you having those floating plants? If you contain them to one area will be an good option.
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