Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches?

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Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches?

Unread postby Keluthi » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Hi everybody!
Please suggest me with a good filtration method for a 3 feet long ad 3 feet high tank. It's gonna be a planted one! I don't want a sump filter!!
I am thinking of using an aquarium pump along with a wavemaker or a circulation pump. Can anyone advice me on choosing good pumps and how to use them effectively?


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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:04 am

4 foot height tank?

You need lots of lighting equipments.

Water volume will be around 360 litres. You need a good canister filter along with power heads for water circulation. Eheim 2217 will be a good choice for your setup.
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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby Keluthi » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:46 am

Thanks Rajiv ji. Got to check its price in Tamilnadu.
The tank is 3 feet high. For lighting, already it has 2x20W LED floodlights. How much watts/lights should be added? I want this to be very low tech/no co2 tank.
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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:03 pm

Keluthi wrote:Thanks Rajiv ji. Got to check its price in Tamilnadu.
The tank is 3 feet high. For lighting, already it has 2x20W LED floodlights. How much watts/lights should be added? I want this to be very low tech/no co2 tank.


Which plants do you planning?
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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby Keluthi » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:05 pm

Java Fern, Anubias, vallisneria, hygros, swords, crypts. Also, I've decided to add 2x40W LED floodlights, a total of 120 watts. Will this give enough lighting to grow all these plants?
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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:19 pm

Keluthi wrote:Java Fern, Anubias, vallisneria, hygros, swords, crypts.


40 watt LEDs will not penetrate upto surface of your aquarium. You need atleast 100 watts of LEDs. It will be better to use 3watt or 5 watt LEDs of reliable make.

Are these floodlights Chinese? If they are Chinese make floodlights, they are worth to buy.
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Re: Best filtration for a big planted tank - 36x36x18 inches

Unread postby Keluthi » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:06 am

Rajivji, right now there is 2x20w and I'm going to 2 more, add 2x40w... So, the total is 120 watts...
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