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This will be a slow project, but info to follow later.
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Right so here we go!

60cm x 38cm x 20cm WxDxH display with a 60cm x 20cm x 20cm sump for filtration.

Lighting will most likely be the TMC T-Bar Colour that I’m currently using if I can find a nice way to hang it, if not then it’ll be the APS PLED if I can dim it.

Stocking is unknown at the moment as well as an eta of when it will be setup due to decorating.

Also depends IF it turns up in one piece and when!
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That is one shallow tank 😳 should be interesting.
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Haha! Haven’t heard that for years!!!

Yea I like my shallow tanks, the only thing is having to be careful with plant choices ( narrow leaves work best ). My current one is 8” tall too!

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Well APS P-LED’s cannot be dimmed ( as I thought ) so that narrows the lightning down to a few options.
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I think a shallow tank would have been a wise choice for short arms me ….. alas I am clearly not wise.
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....bated breath.... ;) :D
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Maddie wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 6:59 am I think a shallow tank would have been a wise choice for short arms me ….. alas I am clearly not wise.
I wouldn't recommend a shallow tank to people unless they are a bit more experienced. They are a lot harder to manage than you'd think :P
plankton wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 8:37 am ....bated breath.... ;) :D
Well I've sorted the lighting out. I'm sticking with the TMC T-Bar that I have, and I've ordered an MMS Rail along with the tank mount arms ( more like a bent coat hanger sold at a stupid profit ) which should be here by next week.

I'm kind of sold on the planting but might need a bit more consideration. I'm going to go low tech on this one so it will be Cryptocoryne species, Tiger Lotus in the center and possibly some pogostemon erectus growing emersed at the back. I've got a few plants in the current tank that can grow emersed, so I might setup a little grow tank while I wait :)
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fr499y wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 11:47 am
Maddie wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 6:59 am I think a shallow tank would have been a wise choice for short arms me ….. alas I am clearly not wise.
I wouldn't recommend a shallow tank to people unless they are a bit more experienced. They are a lot harder to manage than you'd think :P
plankton wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 8:37 am ....bated breath.... ;) :D
Well I've sorted the lighting out. I'm sticking with the TMC T-Bar that I have, and I've ordered an MMS Rail along with the tank mount arms ( more like a bent coat hanger sold at a stupid profit ) which should be here by next week.

I'm kind of sold on the planting but might need a bit more consideration. I'm going to go low tech on this one so it will be Cryptocoryne species, Tiger Lotus in the center and possibly some pogostemon erectus growing emersed at the back. I've got a few plants in the current tank that can grow emersed, so I might setup a little grow tank while I wait :)
Are tiger lotus nice and easy? I was think of getting one for my angel tank.
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Yup. Heavy root feeders but apart from that easy as they come. Mine did take about a year before it started doing anything which was strange, but its now split into 3 plants
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