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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:19 AM
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Are they attached with magnets or some sort of screwed in or welding mounting points?
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Re: 40Breeder build thread

they aren't attached to the stand, just placed there. the side and front pieces are attached with hinges so it it can be opened without moving the whole piece. I'll get some pictures next week. im going to be away til the weekend.

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So you will have to let us know how those light work with your tank. I have a 46 G bow front that I am thinking of changing over to LED's. I found those light online so I might get some when I find out how they do with plants. With my tank I want to go Med to High light plants, so I don't know how many of them I would need.

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The lights that i have are only good for low light plants. I have no intention of growing anything other than anubias in this tank. You would need something quite a bit brighter for medium-high light plants. There will be plecos and other fish that dig so plants rooted in the substrate wont work in my setup
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Yea so I am thinking that I am going to need at least six of those to grow plants. So is there anybody else out there using these types of lights to grow plants. I will just have to do some more searching for a set of LED's that will fit into the budget.

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I'm using 2x 20 watt LED floods over my 20 long, and my plants are growing really well. For higher light levels, you might want to look at two or three of the 30 watt models. I know that on the thread I previously referenced, someone posted PAR results for the 10 and 20 watt models.
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The angels are growing. Now that they aren't scared of me anymore, they eat more





Brought 2 of these spotted headstanders back from boston, but the smaller one didn't make it. it was getting bullied by the larger one and stressed from being transported



My L200 made it safe and sound he's settled in and already eating



unfortunately 5 of my anubias rotted away while i was gone but still have 7 remaining. not sure what caused it
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Although it may not be behind the demise of your anubias, I think headstanders eat plants. Keep an eye on that one as he grows.
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yeah I've heard they will eat soft leaved plants. so far he hasn't caused any damage to the anubias, but it looks like the remaining anubias are going to lose some leaves. I've never had anubias do this before

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only 2 10w floods??? I was told to go with 2 20-30w floods minimum for 40b
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only 2 10w floods??? I was told to go with 2 20-30w floods minimum for 40b
Im not trying to grow crazy plants in this tank. just needed enough light to grow anubias and other low light plants.
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pretty cool, simple. I love the LED Shimmer!
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I LIKE IT ALLOT!!!!!

Those Angels are BEAUTIFUL!!! They are one of my favorite types!!! I also really like the sand you have in there. What kind is it, and how much did you use? Also where did you get the wood at, and what pump are you running in the sump?

Any new pics of the tank?

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