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post #16 of 462 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Black Friday was the real deal master. I just had tons of idle time because the site was down.

Pet Mountain always has good deals on the Double Bright. Ken's Fish, too. Usually around $70ish for the size I've got. Well worth it.

As funds become available, I think I'm going to try to replace most of my lower and medium-light tanks with these fixtures. Though... considering two of them for another 20L that's higher light.
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post #17 of 462 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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Is that the 24-36 inch size of the LED? I see that it doesn't cover all the way across, maybe I'll get the next size up.

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I have a SUNSUN 302 on my 36bowfront and I think it could be used on a 20L perfectly.
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Yep. The next step up is really too large for the tank and hangs over each side by at least three inches. This size is just under 2 inches too short for the tank length on either side. Perfect for the 20L, I think.

If you want more lighting and have the budget, two of the fixtures would be nice.

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Is that the 24-36 inch size of the LED? I see that it doesn't cover all the way across, maybe I'll get the next size up.
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Added two pots of C. parva I "rescued" from the LFS that was killing it:



Maybe won't look half bad once it grows in… in a few months. Heh.

Got my hands on a few more clumps of moss I'm going to add this weekend to cover up those filters.

Liking my new shrimp behemoth more and more each day. And that LED is hands-down my most favorite. Next to no power consumption, cool to the touch, yadda yadda.
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How many tanks does this make? Thanks for the Petmountain light tip, $74.79 shipped for double bright 24"-36", cheaper than Amazon!
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8 tanks at home totaling about 80 gallons. 2,220ish gallons at my office in dozens of tanks.

Have an Ebi that's growing in and a 12gal long Mr. Aqua to be set up soon. Once those two are established, probably going to cut things down to just 3-4 tanks.
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probably going to cut things down to just 3-4 tanks.
Good luck with that.

Nice setup, can't wait to set up my 20L shrimp problem.
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So far it hasn't been too tough to consolidate. Shutting down a few tiny tanks (2.5gal) and a 5.5gal over the next couple months. Really nice to cut back!
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Woah, it's been a minute since I've made an update.

Moss has exploded, I added some more cholla and… about 75-100 cherries.

Took a couple bad cell phone pics during feeding time tonight:







You can see how red many of them are getting. Has taken me a year to breed that out of some random shrimp I "rescued" from a clueless neighbor. Lots of saddles so I'm hoping for lots of berries soon.

Thanks for checking my shrimp rig out.
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How long does it take the AS to cycle past the ammonia spike, I want to replace my substrate with AS but don't have a second home for my fish.
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Not using Aquasoil in this tank - Fluval Shrimp Stratum.

But the AS cycle is really tank-specific. Usually takes me about 3-4 weeks to get through the setup stage. Depends on your plant load, established filtration and such.
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Just took a look at my tank this morning to discover there are NINETEEN berried females.

So... looks like there are going to be some really sweet RAOKs soon.
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Figure it's time to update with some more photos.

Some of the 19 berried shrimp:







Three shrimp in this little moss cave are berried:



Seems Süßwassertang is a snail egg magnet:



One of my holding tanks has become overrun with pond & bladder snail babies:



Guess it's time for a RAOK.

Sneak peak at some new food I've been making and testing for more than a year:



Thanks for reading along.

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