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"Planing my first Aquascape" <- need help

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jurijs mit JS, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    still too expensive for me at the moment :(

    i better concentrate on the scape as at the design of my pipes ^^

    new list of stuff need for that scape

    • new tank - 80x40x40 130liter 46 €
    • jbl filter - capacity 1500lph 120€
    • amazonia soil 18kg - i hope that will be enough 60€
    • Aquatic Magic Rhinox diffusor 10€
    • tank heater - 300watt 20€

    total: 256 €
    i have some old tweezers, they will be ok
    for the initial stage will use old bulbs and replace them later

    i think together with hardscape, plant fish and ferts i can manage it under 500€, that would be acceptable at the moment
     

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  2. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    one more important question lol:

    how many pots of HC will i need to carpet a tank sized 80x40 ? some space must be left for hairgrass . .

    i thought on about 10 pots, gonna gut each pot into 4 parts and plant it every 5cm so i will have about 40 parts of HC

    please correct me if i´m wrong

    Jur4ik
     
  3. Hannes85

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    Hi Jur4ik,

    i think there is some space to saving your money.. I've made a tank for only 58€. 80x35x35. First you should define your budget, than we see what the most important things are... e.g. the lilypipes could added later...
    I had also HQL, but the problem is the "strength" of light not the Watts. The electricity bill will be too high for the result.

    here a pic:
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    Now there are lots of Anubias in there, and the Glosso grows very good. But the grit was too fine. better use AS or coarse gravel.
     
  4. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    hi Hannes, please resize your pictures in future - it took even about 15 sec to load it :waiting:

    sorry, you speak german?

    so yeah, the HQL.. did the T5 lamps need less electricity? Watt is watt and if there is a good reflector you have your watt in your tank IMO you cant make more watt with less electricity - if you can you should patent it!

    the thing is - i have no budget - but there are many things i want at the same time :D and i want them all at the same time, now! :money:
     
  5. Hannes85

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    you're wrong with that statement! Watt is the electricity, you need and its not a measuring unit for strength of light. therefore you use "lumen".
    70Watt HQI has much more brightness than 80Watt HQL...
     
  6. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    actually im running only one of those HQL lamps, but i have a second one stored.
    i really dont want to buy a new lamp or can you suggest me a good and cheep one , that would be strong enough for an iwagumi? i didnt care how many electricity my HQL lamps take because i didnt pay the bill :p (still live at home with parents, but this is ok, because im only 21 years old^^)
     
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