Hillstream tank setup?

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fishay12

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I would like to get a few hillstream loaches of gastromyzon and maybe a few of Homaloptera. I would like this tank with this lighting with an aquaclear 20 or 30 and maybe a small powerhead. My only question is what color of the lighting? Any comments?
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fishay12

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Nobody?
 

calivivarium1

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I'm sure you could get almost any color, bright LED plant light and be just fine. After all, don't you just want it to grow algae?
 

fishay12

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Mostly, but i was going to get some anubias on driftwood to make it look a little nicer, but i dont have to
 

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In my hillstream/goby tank I'm using normal-output fluorescent t-8 lamps, 6500K color temp. The plants (anubias, java moss, crypts, bolbitis) do well and the hardscape and anubias leaves get a nice dusting of green and red algae for the fish to snack on.

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fishay12

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Ok I will look into it. What can I use to cover the tank? Could I cut the acrylic/glass myself?
 

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Your second link didn't work for me, a nano tank is usually too small for enough current for hillys without causing a whirlpool. Will you have substrate?
 

fishay12

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I was thinking large gravel with river rocks. I agree with you on the nano tank but it is three feet long, but is only twelve gallon the dimensions are 35.5 long, 8ish wide and 9.5 tall
 
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