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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 10:24 PM
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Congrats! I have to switch my 2x 15W bulbs on my 10 gallons to 2x 10W. I'm getting tons of hair algae on the tops of my tanks :\

Where are you getting your 10W 6500K bulbs from?

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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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believe it or not, walmart. The 18w came from menards, but the 10w came as a 2 pack for $12 (damn GE)
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Oh ok. I get mine from Walmart as well haha. The 2x 10W is more expensive than the 2x 15W for some reason o.o!

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yea, beats me. The local wally world doesnt have a good selection. Gotta check out the 55g now man, the pleco tried escaping
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tank is looking good. love the crypts! can't go wrong with them in my opinion...lol

and fancy seeing Di in a shrimp thread....what are the odds??? LOL
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I have two 15w CFL's over my 20L Tiger tank. Hopefully it's not too much. I wonder if three 10w bulbs would be better to spread out the light more but not be as intense. All plants are low light so I just need decent light for my viewing pleasure.

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I have two 15w CFL's over my 20L Tiger tank. Hopefully it's not too much. I wonder if three 10w bulbs would be better to spread out the light more but not be as intense. All plants are low light so I just need decent light for my viewing pleasure.
I think three bulbs for a 20L is probably better for light distribution. I think even if you went 3x 15W you wouldn't have a problem. I have a hood on my tank so the light is literally one inch from the water.

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well, i have a glass hood on my 15g, and i have 2 10w bulbs. Everything seems to be doing great. The HC was even pearling when i had 2 18w bulbs (barely, but 2-6 bubbles counts) I swapped out for the 10's cause i could see algae getting ready to explode in my tank. Keep in mind my 10w's are suspended above the tank, roughly 14in off the substrate maybe? The 18's were even higher. Thanks for the comment fish, i hope they do ok. so far so good
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noticed some algae today, also switched to the co2 to a chop stick diffuser, since it was getting absorbed by the sponge and not getting dispersed. The algae is on the micro sword and the crypt parva >_>
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Hair algae? Amano shrimp!

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i think i will hang up the diy co2, the week or 2 its been going, it seems to be too inconsistent on its rates, which i believe led to the algae growth. Tank was fine before it though.
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Yea... I know shrimp aren't too fond of CO2 either. But it depends if you want a planted tank with shrimp, or a shrimp tank with plants!

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well i have decided it to be a shrimp tank with plants. (for good this time)
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Saw a bunch of molts the otherday, good news, my shrimps have saddles? Not berried yet though
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If they have molts AND are saddled you'll get berries.

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