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post #31 of 67 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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The drop checker and lily pipes were made by a forum member from another forum but I can surely give you his contact information. PM me if you are interested in his contact information.

The growth with since the LED has been significant. When I get the pic tonight I will see about a time lapse type post.

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That's awesome, I would love to see a time-laps photo because there are some really nice LED options for desk lamps now and it would certainly increase my options if LED works

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New pics taken this evening. I really need to buy some tools so I can trim this mess before I end up with a tank full of plants.

I added a Manzanita twig with moss on the 21st and threw in this other twig that the shrimp seem to enjoy sitting on and blowing in the breeze. Go figure. I am making an attempt at a time lapse to show some of the progress.

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Wow, the tank is looking fantastic! I can't believe the growth just between the 21st and 25th! Amazing! I guess the plants really do like the LEDs! Very cool!

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I sooooo love this tank. You have some talent my friend.
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Thank you! I am excited about this 20g long I have bought and waiting. Still working out everything but it is a big step up.

I like this tank but my fav though is the tank at work.. my little Max and his no- brainer tank that I have had at work now for almost a year. It is not as complex as the Finnex in this thread but you can see by the pics that it does not have to be uber high tech to get a nice environment for the fish. Just a TOM mini submersible filter that has never been changed, a heater since the betta needs a stable environment and the tank light.


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That's awesome, I would love to see a time-laps photo because there are some really nice LED options for desk lamps now and it would certainly increase my options if LED works
Led desk lamp?? Whats the scoop?


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The LED on that Finnex is not a desk lamp. You can see it in a previous post. It is a DIY jobbie.

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Demon, love the progression on this tank. Great job I like how you set the LED up.

Orchid that LED is designed as a replacement for Flood Lights, but makes a great LED for fish tanks too, lol.
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I think it made s huge difference. Since I made that change the plants have really grown in loads. I think it was $28 shipped and another $5 for the cord I bought at Lowe's. It comes bare wire requiring a plug but there are instructions and it was simple really. The stand was made from some IKEA hardware and cost nothing. It is actually a track for their curtain system with one of the brackets for the same. The claim by the seller is that it is a 7000k 10W LED.. the plants like it.

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There are, just really obscenely expensive.

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I actually saw a 13w LED desk lamp at target for like $15 the other day! But I'm not sure if it's the high-output LEDs or the little ones.....so hard to know without plugging it in first how bright it would be.

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