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Advice for 80 gallon aquarium

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by JoeLoach1976, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. JoeLoach1976

    JoeLoach1976 Junior Poster

    Nov 19, 2010
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    I'm in the planning stages of creating an 80 gallon planted aquarium (96" X 14" X 14"). In this tank, I wanted to concentrate on plants I could attach to dirftwood and float. The short list of possible plants might include anubias nana, Christmas moss and frogbit. For lighting, I like the look of Marineland Double Bright LEDs. I was hoping to have a school of Corydoras in the tank and using a play sand substrate.

    If the above are the parameters for a non-CO2 aquarium, can elements of the EI be applied with success?

    Thanks in advance.
    #1 JoeLoach1976, Nov 20, 2010
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  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jun 21, 2009
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    Don't know about IE (Internet Explorer, I have never had much use for).:)

    But I think EI (Estimative Index) can and will be a great help. :)

    I love Corys nothing better than 20 or 30 Corys in an 80 US gallon (300 liter) tank... :gw

    Three inches (eight centimeter) of pool sand maybe patches of other sand and some patience and you really do not require external filters... :cool:

  3. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    About 1/4 or so EI, I'd add about the back 1/3rd of the tank emergent plants, floating.

    I'd suggest a Maxi Jet with a sure flo attachment for high current.
    I doubt you'll like the LED's. Color is ugly.
    I'd go with 2x 54 W T5;s gieseman power chromes etc.

    Good eye coloration and plant growth.

    Tom Barr

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