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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ed's 20 long

Testing my free magnum 350

my pvc light build





more to come
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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I love the techno ghetto ingenuity of this light. I hope it didnt cost more than $35 to build. =) There's some decent lights out there that start at $48 for high out put t5 HO. The amount of time you save maybe worth the the few extra dollars spent. But I do have to admit that there's something satisfying about DIY.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I savalge things, all that was was going to garbage from where i work including the magnum.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Wait....thought about it, i paid $6 for the plastic putty and spray paint
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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Small update, love cloudy water. Will have wood and plants by sat

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Mostly cleared up

Diy yeast co2

now i wait til friday for my driftwood with a couple plants and sat for my plant package. Think i might go stir crazy waiting for them...
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Lil update, snapped a pic before it cleared up and before i grabbed th floaters.
Left side will be filled with plants around the driftwood and the backround will have some stem plants behind the carpet, thinking some crypts in front of the powerhead.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:50 AM
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, cant wait for more plants around the driftwood and for everything to fill in
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:11 AM
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Dont bury java ferns, attach to wood or small pieces of stone with thread or superglue if you want it on the substrate. On the right track, some more plantage will make it look a lot better too.
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip, just getting back into the hobby, never had java before
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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I loving all this 20L action! Nice job!
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, it's a start anyway...
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:56 PM
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That light rules!
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