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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2003, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 29 gal tank with E3 hood, it comes with 2 bulbs so to add more light i changed to an E-ballast and ODNO them 2x...for app. 51 watts....then i added a reflector behind them, i stuck it there with double sided tape 3M, the red stuff....i used the CF reflector from dr.F S http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...;N=2004+113348 .....very nice.....still wanting to upgrade i also added a 3rd t8 lite....a zoomed flora sun bulb...i attached it using a coralife endcaps and clips http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...;N=2004+113351 ....i used double sided tape and stuck it to the filter box inside the hood...i also ODNO it 2x..now i want to add a reflector to it, thinkin of using 1 for a t5 as they are slim and clip it directly to the bulb.....so im estimating im getting the equivalent of 101 watts..sweet......the tank actually holds 25 gals....ill try to post pics sometime.....
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2003, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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just want to add that my rotala wallichi is beaytiful and extremely bright pink at tips....having trouble with macrandra tho, not bright red, only pinkish yellow..was in bad shape when i got tho...
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Hope the double sided tape holds. Is it designed for high moisture environments ?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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its a permanent tape..its the 3m tape w/ a red backing....automakers use it to hold pieces on a car where bolts may be ugly or more expensive....ie side moldings, radiator grill covers etc......so be sure where you want something before you use it...lol
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Sounds cool. I'll have to see if I can find some.

If only it would work under water, then I could get rid of all these suction cups that don't halfass work.
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its a permanent tape
I thought the whole point to suction cups are to be temporary holders.

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I thought the whole point to suction cups are to be temporary holders.
Yeah, problem is, they are too temporary. I can't get them to hold for any appreciable length of time.
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