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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.
You will note I am only using 1/2 the lights, but.........they are the outer 2 sets, which gives the widest spread possible. On a 90 gal, even the edges of the tank will be well lit.

You can also use the middle 4 bulbs and not the outer 2 sets.

If you are around for a day or two in the middle, you can switch on the other switch for all 8 bulbs for your lunch hour........etc.

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If I can find some Erio "Gioas", I think I'll sell of the Erio cinereums and replace that area with Downoi, then make a row of the Larger Bright green Erio gioas.


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Wow, that is going to be amazing!
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If you don't mind my asking, what is your KH, GH, and pH?

The reason I ask is because you have so many PFRs and I was under the impression they didn't like acidic water so I'm assuming your pH is closer to 7.

But I would assume you have lots of co2 in that tank...
Just hoping that I can infer some things by seeing your params.
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If you don't mind my asking, what is your KH, GH, and pH?

The reason I ask is because you have so many PFRs and I was under the impression they didn't like acidic water so I'm assuming your pH is closer to 7.

But I would assume you have lots of co2 in that tank...
Just hoping that I can infer some things by seeing your params.
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pH runs down in to the upper 5's.
KH is 20ppm a tad over 1 degree, GH is about 25ppm in the tap, but I add about a table spoon of GH booster 2x a week.

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pH runs down in to the upper 5's.
KH is 20ppm a tad over 1 degree, GH is about 25ppm in the tap, but I add about a table spoon of GH booster 2x a week.
Interesting - are you using aquasoil? Whatever you have looks a bit more pink than AS but I thought it may be your bulbs.

So I guess your GH is around 2 Degrees... Maybe I am not sure.

Very interesting water parameters, I wonder why they are doing so well for you, seems they shouldn't breed in such low pH but I wonder if the pH drop from co2 doesn't really count.

I guess I shouldn't have any problems breeding them in my high tech tank as well as my poop box (nasty shrimp tank)

You should put some Sundadanio Axelrodi in there, they'd love those conditions provided the co2 isn't too extreme.
But Cherry Barbs would look really nice too.
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Interesting - are you using aquasoil? Whatever you have looks a bit more pink than AS but I thought it may be your bulbs.

So I guess your GH is around 2 Degrees... Maybe I am not sure.

Very interesting water parameters, I wonder why they are doing so well for you, seems they shouldn't breed in such low pH but I wonder if the pH drop from co2 doesn't really count.

I guess I shouldn't have any problems breeding them in my high tech tank as well as my poop box (nasty shrimp tank)

You should put some Sundadanio Axelrodi in there, they'd love those conditions provided the co2 isn't too extreme.
But Cherry Barbs would look really nice too.
I have pink bulbs up front and blues in the middle and rear.
ADA AS.

pH movement from tannins and CO2 do not matter. Shrimp zealotry also can cause assumptions that may not be valid and are more based on breeding production without plants etc. Same with plant zealotry

No barbs will go into this tank.
Danio would be nice........

I'm still undecided as to the fish that will be placed in here, I still need to remove the rest of the rainbows, I think there's about 12-15 left.

The Double trunk elelphant nose and the all the shrimp, Gold nuggets, otto cats will stay put.

I like Gold brass tetras but as they age, they lose that nice metallic coloration, school behavior is awesome though.

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I have pink bulbs up front and blues in the middle and rear.
ADA AS.

pH movement from tannins and CO2 do not matter. Shrimp zealotry also can cause assumptions that may not be valid and are more based on breeding production without plants etc. Same with plant zealotry

No barbs will go into this tank.
Danio would be nice........

I'm still undecided as to the fish that will be placed in here, I still need to remove the rest of the rainbows, I think there's about 12-15 left.

The Double trunk elelphant nose and the all the shrimp, Gold nuggets, otto cats will stay put.

I like Gold brass tetras but as they age, they lose that nice metallic coloration, school behavior is awesome though.

Hah right, why no barbs? Shrimp eaters?

Didn't know you had any livestock in this tank! I never see any! Well I knew you had shrimp but thats it.
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Barbs like to pick at most anything furry, and there are quite a few plants and moss that are that, shrimp eaters also.

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Hah right, why no barbs? Shrimp eaters?

Didn't know you had any livestock in this tank! I never see any! Well I knew you had shrimp but thats it.
Yea, I have much better fish color with these new bluer bulbs with the Rainbows, but they sink into the plants and you do not see them much except when they dart out and hide quickly, so I'm ponding a fish that will stand out in this display, will not jump out also, will not eat/destroy the scapes/plants, does not eat shrimp, the choices are actually very limiting suddenly.

Any pics of good fish candidates that meet the above are awlays welcomed.

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hMM i will actually be picking up a set of rainbows today or tomorrow. not sure of the name. silvery body with beautiful red fins. very active.. ill post pics of in them in tank by tomorrow

probably can jump out though
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Yea, I've not kept Bloodfins. I ogle them every so often.

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Megalamphodus sweglesi and Coral Ark's. Coral's all hide, but might come out more with a schooling fish.

I'd love some Espei pencils or red tail Hemiodus but they jump.

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How about Sawbwa resplendens.



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