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post #31 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 07:58 PM
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I think what you are looking at on the front is my spray bar. I only have one powerhead. I am still experimenting with positioning of it. How do you get it to point down more? I can't seem to get mine to swivel to point more down which I would like to do.

THe poles are called Aquatic Life Stand Fixture. I got them from Amazon but others sell them as well. They are a bit pricy, but I liked the looks of them. I wanted something discreet. I used the standard hanging kit from BML.
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post #32 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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I'm also thinking of getting a nano 240. The one thing I was worried about was having the plants near the powerhead bending because of the current. How strong is the 240?

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post #33 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 10:57 PM
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Great pictures! Maybe we should have a BML tank contest :-)

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post #34 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 11:22 PM
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Nick you don't have time to be on here chatting, I just ordered mine Friday, now get your butt in the shop and get to makin it! lol I am really excited and can't wait till I get it. Just got a whole bunch of new plants because of this light.

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post #35 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 12:11 AM
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I think what you are looking at on the front is my spray bar. I only have one powerhead. I am still experimenting with positioning of it. How do you get it to point down more? I can't seem to get mine to swivel to point more down which I would like to do.
Turn the nano so that the power cord in under it. When it's turned like that it can aim down. Weird build to have it be like that but it works.


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I'm also thinking of getting a nano 240. The one thing I was worried about was having the plants near the powerhead bending because of the current. How strong is the 240?

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I don't have any tail stems near it. I have it aiming right and on the front side glass. See my pictures earlier. I love the current it creates. More of a vortex so it doesn't destroy everything in its path. The fish love swimming in it too.


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post #36 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 03:01 PM
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I am so impressed with the reds obtained in so many of these BML tanks. Beautiful tanks everyone, I absolutely can't wait till I can order my BML fixture. I want my fixture more and more.
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post #37 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 04:37 PM
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Nick you don't have time to be on here chatting, I just ordered mine Friday, now get your butt in the shop and get to makin it! lol I am really excited and can't wait till I get it. Just got a whole bunch of new plants because of this light.
I second this! Mine is due to ship out today. After it's shipped you can post again =) Seriously though, really looking forward to trying it out!
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post #38 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 05:09 PM
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I'll bite. Journal is in my sig...72" 13000k w. dimmer, love love love it. Seeing lots of growth, although not running any CO2. Pics are a little old, now.




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post #39 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I am so impressed with the reds obtained in so many of these BML tanks. Beautiful tanks everyone, I absolutely can't wait till I can order my BML fixture. I want my fixture more and more.
You're absolutely correct. These fixtures really bring out the red. I was going to go with the dutch because I was afraid the 10,000K wouldn't bring out the reds but after Nick told me it would, I listened to him and I couldn't be happier. The picture I posted really doesn't do the fixture any justice. I really wish I had a better camera. My neons look incredible under the 10,000K spectrum. The literally glow from across the room. It's awesome.

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You're absolutely correct. These fixtures really bring out the red. I was going to go with the dutch because I was afraid the 10,000K wouldn't bring out the reds but after Nick told me it would, I listened to him and I couldn't be happier. The picture I posted really doesn't do the fixture any justice. I really wish I had a better camera. My neons look incredible under the 10,000K spectrum. The literally glow from across the room. It's awesome.

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I'm soo glad to hear that, I went with the 10k also and that was one of my fears. Thanks for reassuring me

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Heres a good story for you guys..

Three weeks ago, I purchased some plants that had algae and added it to my tank. Little did I know, I was introducing thread algae to my tank. Well when I got them, I raised the co2 a tiny bit. My regulator is top notch and has an ideal needle valve, known for its pinpoint accuracy and ability to keep a consistent bubble rate. The bubble counter attached is a JBJ brass style bubble counter.

Well all the liquid from the bubble counter had evaporated and I had no idea what my bubbles per second was but since I had an great needle valve, I thought nothing of it.

Fast forward a few days and the thread algae got worse. Every day, I'd have to manually remove strands of it and every day, I raised the bps. It got worse every day and I continued to raise the bubble count little by little. I also noticed my plants weren't growing as fast and I though it had something to do with my algae problem.

We'll guess what? It turns out I was LOWERING my co2 output everyday instead of raising it. I didn't know because like I said earlier, the liquid from the bubble counter was all gone. So my plants stopped growing and my algae problem got worse.

Stupidest thing I've ever done. Hopefully after figuring out my mistake, i can get rid of all the thread algae for good. It's barely noticeable since it's so thin but it bugs the hell out of me. Apparently my memory is so bad that I can't even remember which way to turn the needle valve. Lol

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post #42 of 829 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 01:40 PM
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Ugh. Hair algae. Learning something new every day.
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