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    Im planning on building a 10-20 gallon tank, full of troppical CP
    i will have it so that one side is lower to the other on a hill like slant, so i can keep an array of CP with differnt Water likings.
    I was wondering what Tropical CP i can put in the lower and higher level areas? Also, i plant on using 2 60 watt Compact Flouresents, will this suffice? or should i add more power?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Thanks in advanced,
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    I wish i knew what to say, but all I can say is "sounds cool"
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    not sure about the lighting BUT as far as water level thing is concerned. most of the terrestrial Utrics dont mind high water levels, tridentata, livida and sandersonii come to mind and its fairly easy to find someone with a lil to give away for shipping(with livida and sandersonii a lil pinch of plant material SOON becomes ALOT of plant material plus both like to flower) these are the only CP's im currently growing with any thing resembling a high water level. good luck and post pics when your done.

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    Sound like you're going to have fun growing that tropical tank to building.

    For lighting I would use four 55 wat power compacts if you can fit them over the tanks.

    My moto is use as much light as you can possibly afford and or fit over your tank/chamber
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    All you want to grow is utrics? i'd get some other things, like N. campanulata, N. belli (maybe), some tropical drosera, etc.

    You can hang miniature orchids on the back and sides of the tank. You could grow Genlisea, too

    i'd fit as many lights as possible over your tank, then i would cover the outside glass with mylar or alluminum foil. I even cover the FRONT glass with alluminum foil and take it off when i was to see what's going on in there.

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    phil, when i say tropical, i meant anything that doest have a dormancy...
    ok ill put as many light as i can fit [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    What plants can i use in it and what water levels do they prefer?
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    I covered my 55 gallon tank with aluminum foil on the inside. Will this harm any plants (I have not put any plants in yet) I put in? Is it better to cover the outside of the tank with the foil? Thanx for the info.

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    idk if aluminium foil rusts, but i wouldnt put it on the inside
    do you think sheet metal will work? i can polish it relly nice, and it will have an exact fit [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    idk where 2 find mylar...
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