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04-16-2013, 01:31 AM #1
Opinions on setting up 125 Gallon
Well as the last tank I have I want to set it up.
I need lights and a filter.
I was thinking of a single large cannister filter and some lights about 250 watts or close by.
Thinking of LED but can't figure out the wattage rating.
I see some for around $129.00 fro bank of 48 " which I can use two and stagger them in the hood or go with VHO lights.
Opinions and as to fish have no idea maybe a tank of two species Tiger Barbs Cherry barbs?
Will cycle with that ammonia deal as that was way cool.
04-16-2013, 01:41 AM #2
For a filter. I would suggest two rena XP3 canister filters. That would handle anything you could stock in 125 gallon tank should your stocking plans change down the road
As for a lighting recommendations, I would first like to ask if you are planning to keep plants and what type of plants you would like to keep ?
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04-16-2013, 02:08 AM #3
04-16-2013, 01:52 PM #4
for filtration I would recommend a fluval fx5 canister and aquaclear110 HOB. will give your tank much better flow/turnover.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
04-16-2013, 03:42 PM #5
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04-16-2013, 05:19 PM #8
You're going to want high lighting, especially with those micro swords. If you can afford it I highly recommend these guys:
You can also customize the led strips to match your current specifications/needs. They're one of the preferred leds companies on theplantedtank, the downside is the price but for what you're getting, it's worth it.
04-18-2013, 11:22 PM #9
Looking at a used C-530 filter, lights , still thinking I will make my own setup on them.
I think maybe compacts or VHO maybe 4 to 6 want to keep the light below 300 watts.
Thinking along 250 or so.
05-08-2013, 04:19 PM #10