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post #751 of 2268 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 01:32 AM
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I can't even believe what I'm seeing.

As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I knew I was going to love it. None of that iwagumi/ADA crap. This is the good stuff. This is why I have a planted tank.

And...this tank is also why I want an 18" depth instead of 12" like my 50 gallon. In my tank, I feel like I have a wall of plants, instead of a tank of them.

But anyway. You have done an amazing job on this tank.
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post #752 of 2268 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 01:34 AM
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The tank is looking fantastic as always, Tom.

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And...this tank is also why I want an 18" depth instead of 12" like my 50 gallon. In my tank, I feel like I have a wall of plants, instead of a tank of them.
Go for at least 24" if you can.. I had a 75g (18") And wasn't happy with it.. now I'm upgrading.

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Are you using the uvl red sun bulb on this tank? I'm really curious to what this light bulb would look like. It looks really red from the pictures that I have seen but if paired with the right color combinations of bulbs might look alright.

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really no APC Tom? don't want to sound like a knitting circle but... Do pray tell!


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I got better things to do, like scape, sell plants/wood, and help folks.

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Now his tank is 30" tall, so placing the wood up high like this makes better use of the slope.

In the 120 Gal here:


I lack the height, so I have to trim the slope to make it work.
I could keep shorter plants, or trim often and have the sediment slope up to the rear more, like a grassy hill etc.........but then I lose a lot of the ability to make and form the colorful display plants.

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ua hua---look on page 35 of this thread. I don't think Tom is using the UVL Red Sun on this tank.
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ua hua---look on page 35 of this thread. I don't think Tom is using the UVL Red Sun on this tank.
I might again, but I have to get use to the sucker and I'd only use 1.

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Are you using the uvl red sun bulb on this tank? I'm really curious to what this light bulb would look like. It looks really red from the pictures that I have seen but if paired with the right color combinations of bulbs might look alright.
The red reflection off the water was weird, but the color in the tank was awesome.

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The red reflection off the water was weird, but the color in the tank was awesome.
I think I'm going to order one just for the heck of it to see what it looks like. I will be getting my new tek lighting in a few weeks and will be using Geismann midday, Geismann aquaflora, ati blue special, ati purple plus. I'm not quite sure what it will look like with only one white bulb on the tank with the blues, purples, and red. The only way to find out is to try different color combos to see what looks best.

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So where is the for sale thread for this tank? I have PP and free space.
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So where is the for sale thread for this tank? I have PP and free space.
Huh? You got the money?
Everything is for sale, but most will not like the price.

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I think I'm going to order one just for the heck of it to see what it looks like. I will be getting my new tek lighting in a few weeks and will be using Geismann midday, Geismann aquaflora, ati blue special, ati purple plus. I'm not quite sure what it will look like with only one white bulb on the tank with the blues, purples, and red. The only way to find out is to try different color combos to see what looks best.
Speaking of Tek lights, I have one with 5 different bulb types and 12 extra plus the 8 in the Tek 8x54W hood for sale.

I should repost it.

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Speaking of Tek lights, I have one with 5 different bulb types and 12 extra plus the 8 in the Tek 8x54W hood for sale.

I should repost it.
Where is this light you have for sale? I think 8x54 might just be a little too much light for my 90 gal. My tank has a canopy and I can't raise the lights any higher than 7" off the top. I was going to put tek retrofits in my canopy but if your light is comparable to what I was going to spend I may change my mind. That light can have either 2-4-6-8 lights on right?

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Where is this light you have for sale? I think 8x54 might just be a little too much light for my 90 gal. My tank has a canopy and I can't raise the lights any higher than 7" off the top. I was going to put tek retrofits in my canopy but if your light is comparable to what I was going to spend I may change my mind. That light can have either 2-4-6-8 lights on right?

I'm guessing this is his old thread:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sp...t-fixture.html

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I'm guessing this is his old thread:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sp...t-fixture.html
Thanks Craig. That is a really good price for that light and all those bulbs. Now I have a decision to make. I would never use all 8 lights on my tank unless I would go back to the darkside of reefkeeping.

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