Dougbb Restarting.

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    Hi, I used to be active on this forum a few years ago but have not had a tank up and running for a few years. I am busy setting one up at the moment. I will attach some pictures. The tank is 50cm(L)x40cm (W) and 36cm height. The width includes a sump type of filter built into the tank.
    My aim is not to go too high tech.
    Substrate: Sieved soil capped with gravel/tiny pebbles
    Hardscape: 1 Piece of wood, maybe a rock or too.
    Filtration: Sump, filter wool, ceramic.
    Lighting: GU10's. I have 2 daylight (5W), 1 blue and 1 red. The red and blue are only 1.5W though. I will probably get two more daylight bulbs.
    Live stock: Not too much, likely shrimp and some galaxy rasboras.
    Plants: Along the lines of Lilaeopsis sp, would like HC but don't think I have the correct setup, moss and..ill still have to figure the rest out.

    At the moment the tank is empty on the stand, left it full for a while checking for leaks. I still need to build the lighting fixture, will most likely use perspex.

    I'm clueless about the wiring though, is it ok to wire them in series?
    I had to get a stand made for the tank, its a bit low so I will place it on sleeper wood. The tank will be moved inside shortly

    Any advice? Please send it my way, especially with regards to the wiring and light fixture..
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    Forgot to mention I live in Kimberley.
     

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