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post #286 of 316 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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"Will be using a Mr. Aqua 6" LED for this one. It's extremely bright. Leftover RedSea Nano will be used for filtration. Not sure on hardscape at all just yet."

do you have a photo or link for the 6" light? I'm looking for a nice clean light myself and was curious what you're planning on using. getting sucked back in to another tank..
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It's the standard/cheap 6" LED that Marine Depot and other vendors sell from UP Aqua, not Mr Aqua (incorrect info on my part).

I won't have photos of it for a while but it should be easy to locate. Here's a direct link. There are much better and more affordable options, though, like the Wave Point fixtures I'm using. Just happened to catch this flexible unit on sale when browsing one day.
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It's the standard/cheap 6" LED that Marine Depot and other vendors sell from UP Aqua, not Mr Aqua (incorrect info on my part).

I won't have photos of it for a while but it should be easy to locate. Here's a direct link. There are much better and more affordable options, though, like the Wave Point fixtures I'm using. Just happened to catch this flexible unit on sale when browsing one day.
ah, i see. thanks clearer now.

do you find that the wavepoint has the washed out look you thought of with the finnex ray? i had the ray also and was not impressed with the lack of...vibrance from the led. i don't know if that's the correct assumption to have from those lights or not.

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If you take a look through the journal, I'm using the Fugeray fixture on a 25cm cube and am not a fan of the visible coloration. I have to "doctor" it up with some supplemental LEDs.

Am using the Wave Point fixtures on 20cm cubes and they are not washed out at all. They come in different strengths and colors, as well.

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ah, i see. thanks clearer now.

do you find that the wavepoint has the washed out look you thought of with the finnex ray? i had the ray also and was not impressed with the lack of...vibrance from the led. i don't know if that's the correct assumption to have from those lights or not.

thanks!
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Man, I haven't caught up with your updates in while. I like your choices for the plants, especially marsilea minuta. I'm not sure if you specified this, but when do you think the planting process is going to begin?
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The move zapped me of time and energy but it's getting close!

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Man, I haven't caught up with your updates in while. I like your choices for the plants, especially marsilea minuta. I'm not sure if you specified this, but when do you think the planting process is going to begin?
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Get back in there Jake!

I'm following your example, staring up 3 of the 4G cubes shortly.
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post #293 of 316 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 11:52 PM
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Where did you buy your AquaTop cubes? A local store or someplace online? I ask as I can't find anywhere online that sells the cube.

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If you read through the journal, you'll see links directly to AquaTop. You can buy them direct from their website: truaqua.com
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If you read through the journal, you'll see links directly to AquaTop. You can buy them direct from their website: truaqua.com
I checked there earlier today, and just double checked (using search 'aqua top" and looking through tanks section) there are no cubes listed as "aquatop" there right now :/ They have some low iron cube but it does not have that band associated to it in the description anywhere.
I'll just check back later I guess.
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I just told you that's where to buy them. The low-iron tanks = AquaTop.

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I checked there earlier today, and just double checked (using search 'aqua top" and looking through tanks section) there are no cubes listed as "aquatop" there right now :/ They have some low iron cube but it does not have that band associated to it in the description anywhere.
I'll just check back later I guess.
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???

I just told you that's where to buy them. The low-iron tanks = AquaTop.
oooooo *feels stupid*
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I would like your opinion.

I'm going to buy one of the 2g tanks and I was wondering what kind of filter I should get. I see that Aquatop has some filters that are on clearance, but can't find anyone on here who uses them. I see mentions of Azoo Palm, Deeo Blue nano, and some others for tanks this small.

I was thinking of getting an AC20 or AC30 with an AC20 impeller or should I go for a nano filter? I wouldn't want to get an AC if it's too strong of flow.

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If it were me, I'd get an AC20, turn the flow all the way down, stuff it full and use a pre-filter sponge to further slow things down.

Best bang for your buck and it'll last you longer than the tank.
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post #300 of 316 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 03:28 AM
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Ac20

I use the Azoo Palm on all my 2G and 3G tanks. I have the "rudder" 90 to the flow to slow the filter down.

The AC20 that came with my Fluval Edge is super strong, even with intake pre-filter sponge and additional internal sponge. The filter blew a divot in the substrate even tuned down.

I think an AC20 might be too strong for a 2G cube but my experiences are limited.
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