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post #31 of 451 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Took a chance on the Aquatic Life T5HO 2X24W, I must say, totally disappointed. Great box, terrible build quality.




Everything was great at the start, you take them out, then you turn on the light and... hmmm not so great.

Like... this....



And these screws that were broken at the end.... come'on....



But hold on a second FHF, it's the inside that counts right? Well, that depends, you got 6500K and a red tube that gives you this -



No thanks. It looks really red and yeah I dig the colour red but not this much. Returned with no hassle, so big up to BigAl's. May he enjoy many more years of eating whatever makes him big.

But for now... it's IKEA lights until I find some good fixtures. All pics are done with my iPhone 4, I'm poor, I don't have a camera.


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post #32 of 451 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Devilish of a plant this thing is. It's growing in purple and I think it might be some kind of algae or maybe I'm going colour blind.





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Trying to find more red plants, let me know some good colour plants.




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Getting a Finnex Ray 2 , price was just too good to past up. But, I think these CFL cheap lights output a ton of light. You can raise it up, down, point it to parts of the tank. I'll do a comparison when I get the Finnex but man, these things are pretty bright.



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The iPhone 4 has a weird way of reducing ambient lighting, way brighter in real life.



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I just got a finex fugeray for the chi tank. Awesome little light. You will like it
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Did you get the finex Ray 2? If so, where did you get it? There a distributor in Ontario, is there one in BC too?



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post #38 of 451 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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So after nearly a month....



Ammonium and Ammonia is a solid Green. Kind of want to start adding Fish but can't until this ADA AquaSoil leeches out.



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More water changes.

What would Honey Badger do?
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Its been 4 months since my 60-P has water in it and I still do WC every 3rd day. Dont let your tank sit with less plants. Algae can find its way.
The best practice is to enter with as many plants as you can.
Lets us know how did you find the new seachem line.
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for an ada tank - get a finnex led for a clean look or the ada aquasky.
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post #42 of 451 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Got the Alternanthera Reineckii "Pink" to literary pump o2 bubbles from it's stems and leaves (leafs, whatever) so I'm thinking lighting is ok. Did a video of it yesterday but it's horrible quality. Decease or increase the volume, depending on how cool you are. I'm not sure if embedded youtube video is allow, I guess I'll find out.





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More plants you say? MOAR!











I should of thought this out before hand, adding plants to Aquasoil kicks up a lot of dust. By the way, how do you fix curling leaves?



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May 21:

May 28:


Did some trimming and replanting of a few of the plants. The main ones I chop were the Alternathera and Blyxa japonica. The Blyxa japonica was shedding all it's leaves, I was warned about this from the seller. It's now growing new ones and adapting very nicely. The Alternathera Reineckii is a monster! Every day it would have new roots and new stems, I chop off a few and replanted them. It hates me now with a passion now.



I added a UVB, full spectrum, something something from a free turtle kit. I'm experimenting with different light spectrum before I make the jump to LED's.

Oh and I added 3 lamp eye babies from my Fluval Edge to the tank. It took me forever to catch these guys.




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Looks great! I don't see why that stand won't do the trick especially with that center support there. Ikea furniture is actually pretty sturdy for flat box furniture.

IME It takes a pretty serious 'bang' to break aquarium glass. I've had concrete paver bricks fall over and knock the glass with a corner with no incident. Putting a mesh bag of pebbles under a large rock is a pretty good idea. I have to say I'm quite jealous of that epic carpet you had going there.

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SO I posted this without noticing there were 2 more pages. Those aren't 'broken' screws. They're self taping screws. The end acts like a drill bit so it will bite and screw itself in.
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