02-23-2008, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
| | Re: Need help setting up a 75g
Originally Posted by DMHdispute
Im not an expert on co2 but injecting co2 into the 10 gallon then pumping it into the bigger tank may not work because the co2 would probably escape from the water bofore it reaches the big tank. If you want everything to not be seen get a canister filter that way you can have your heater, co2, uv steralizer, and whatever else out of the tank. Thats the way i plan on doing it when i get a canister filter.
Any filter thats rated for a 75 gallon should work, some people like a certain brand and just as many like another (I dont think it matters).
For a tank that big im sure that anybody would reccomend a pressurized co2 system.
And for lighting I have a 2x65 watt coralife compact florescent but I should have gotten the 4x65 version so I would reccomend that. Especially since your planning co2.
I hope I helped you and diddnt give you any false info, but im sure if i did somebody will come in and correct me. Good luck and have fun.
question DMH... if I were running the proposed fliter design as the new guy would like to go, how exactly would I lose the Co2 on the way to the tank? And what kind of loss would we be talking about? of course we would have to acquire a detailed and fixed system that we could both agree on and then find out how "this system is losing co2".
I do feel good about the 4x65 coralife lighting, which I use on my 55 gal. But I do notice "dead spots" or intense light not covering my tank footprint equally even on my all glass 55. I have a feeling with the 75 gal., there will be a pronounced effect of uneven lighting and growth patterns in plants depending upon location in the tank. Hey new guy, you got the cash flow to outfit this 75 gal. because the larger your tank the larger "everything" if you know what I mean. Many people have told me this, but you really don't know what your into untill it comes down to do the shopping. I already went through this and for myself a 75gal is out of the question. I'm still kicking myself for the 55 gal. but that's just my personal budget.