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Old 02-19-2005, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds live you are off to a good start here. I would loose the VHOs and the sump. I like your idea of blumbing DIY canisters into your exhisting overflows and using the closed loop part for the CO2. I might recommend all 3 MH fixtures as I thought they were only good for about 24" you can always raise them if its to bright or go with 3x175 or 2x250. You don't mention the color of your MH but anything under 10000K would be fine for plants. You will be able to grow about any plant there is with this setup. Good luck with it and please, keep us updated with photos. Have you thought about your aquascaping or what types of plants you want. If you want lower light/maintance plants you could probably get away with the 2x175
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