View Full Version : 45 G Hex
02-02-2011, 11:50 AM
I saw a hexagon tank that is a 45 gallon and a lady wants to get rid of it and all its goods for 50.00.
The deal is something I cant rightfully run down as a fish adict LMAO!
Anywho, its a 45 G Hex, and I was wondering how I could go about adding enough light to it that all the plants will get some light. Im assuming that it will be hard for all the light to reach the bottom. What should I do?
02-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Lighting hexs can be tough, they also have a lot of seams so leaking is more of an issue. I would think about some type of hanging fixture, you should be able to find one with enough light and it would look very nice too.
02-02-2011, 12:47 PM
I think it may be hard too get a strong enough right size light. Maybe you cam put deep substrate to raise up the plants. Or if you can find a very strong light you could be fine. I don't know too much about love plants and that wasn't much help though.
02-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Ok ill try to figure something out. Another reason im interested in it, is I have that huge wavy leaf sword that is easily over 3 feet tall and spreads about 3 three feet so I figure I can put that in there and it will be my showpiece plant and it will be able to grow in the middle and spread out more...
02-02-2011, 02:08 PM
THAT is a BIG plant.:ssuprised:
02-02-2011, 02:10 PM
It is a HUGE plant. Heres a picture of it in my 55g... It has spread more and has grown more since. I usually have to trim it almost weekly!!! But its my favorite plant EVER...
02-02-2011, 02:15 PM
sink a water safe large cylinder-type planter in the aquarium with the center showpiece plant.To get the plant closer to the light and to get a structure for the fish to swim around.Do you got a mental picture?I do.I need to repair the seams in my hex.
02-02-2011, 02:16 PM
I could use a terracotta pot filled with substrate to do that. What a great idea!!!
02-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Paint the pot for a natural look,or stack,slate,rocks,driftwood around it for a natural piled look.
02-02-2011, 02:20 PM
Im assuming since the plant is so big, and the Hex would be smaller around that the plant would block out the light for any other plants. Is this safe to assume?
02-02-2011, 02:26 PM
I would think so ,unless ,maybe some low lighters.
02-02-2011, 03:37 PM
The bottom will get quite dark. It could be pretty cool looking though.
02-02-2011, 03:57 PM
You will need a metal halide pendant...150watt should do the job. Aponogetons are huge plants and very tall. I have one in my 100G that is also nearly 3ft tall.
02-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Ok, ill definately look for one!!!
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