View Full Version : 40g Breeder Setup Questions

07-12-2010, 04:34 PM

I am going to be setting up a 40g breeder. I am planning to run it low tech (without CO2 injection), and I want it to be light/medium planted with maybe a couple of swords, some driftwood mounted anubias, and some crypts.

I am going to be using eco-complete for the first time. Would 60lbs. be a good amount for the 40g breeder?

Also, I was planning on using this fixture (http://www.fishneedit.com/t5ho-3ft--2lamp-aquarium-light.html)...2x39watt T5HO with one 6700k bulb and one pink bulb. Does that sound like a good fit for my plans?

Thanks in advance for any replies!

07-12-2010, 04:42 PM
That should be enough Eco. The fixture sounds good. You may want to change the pink bulb.

07-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Thanks Rich!

Would you go straight 6700k?

07-12-2010, 05:07 PM
I always do half 6700 and half 10000. I like that color mix.

07-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Great, thanks again Rich!