Ken's 55g planted tank build journal *UPDATE 7/11*

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

Nice man, gonna look awesome when it's full of fishes :D

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you can say that again :woohoo: :p
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It's so awesome, I had to reiterate the fact! :silly:

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

thanks Matt :) I can't wait till it grows in and the soil settles in and stops leaching ammonia, prolly gonna be 1.5-2 months to be ready to stock, that will give me plenty of time to get my fertilizer dosing schedule in order

here's another crappy iPhone pic, I'll post a full update on Monday with good pics
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

Looks good, at least it's got plants and water, that's a start hehe.

What kind of lighting are you running?

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

it's a 48" zoomed aquasun dual T5HO (108 total watts) suspended 26" above the substrate and it's running two 6700k bulbs
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Sweet, I just ghetto rigged me some 6k T5's from my box of mystery today lol

Cost me 38 bucks in parts and that's it, not bad for an upgrade from good old T12's

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sweet that's a hell of an upgrade for $38
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Matt replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

Home depot lol, I got one of their T5 growing fixtures and swapped the ballast for the one I had, put in my bulbs, wired it up and didn't even electrocute myself.

It was all around win today

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Ken's 55g planted tank build journal

Thanks for the teaser .. it is really starting to take shape! Didn't know it would take that long for the water to be right for the fish with adding that soil

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