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    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.

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    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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    You should be able to find some great deals on the Fluval Fx5 now as the FX6 is out.

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    for filtration I would recommend a fluval fx5 canister and aquaclear110 HOB. will give your tank much better flow/turnover.
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    And of course there's also the fluval '06 series and the various Eheims. Lots of good filters to chose from. Personally I'd shop for a pair of gently used 2217s.

    Getting proper leds on something this big will probably end up quite expensive.

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    Please don't stock this tank with tiger and cherry barbs only

    That would be like having a Ferrari and only driving it through the village at 20 mph....

    Look for a more exciting fish. Just my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    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 ?
    Vals, Sags ,micro swords and along those line sort of like my other two tanks.

    Anything else?

    And Thanks.

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    You're going to want high lighting, especially with those micro swords. If you can afford it I highly recommend these guys:

    http://www.buildmyled.com/freshwater-planted-tank/

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Please don't stock this tank with tiger and cherry barbs only

    That would be like having a Ferrari and only driving it through the village at 20 mph....

    Look for a more exciting fish. Just my $.02
    I second Hardy's suggestion. Maybe Congos and Denison Barbs?

    Like he said; just $.02.
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