10-13-2007, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Carolina
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Since this is your first planted tank, I would go with a low light/low tech tank. For a 75G tank you will need 150 watts with plant bulbs (5500k-10000k) to get 2wpg, which is a good starting point.
For plants you could go with: Crypts, Hornwort, Anubias, Vals, Sags, Java fern, mosses, Rotala, Hygro etc.
Either one of the filters you have will be enough filtration for your tank alone. If you prefer to use both you can. Just adjust the flow rate to where it is not blowing the plants over.