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post #76 of 97 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Great choice on the filter! You will notice that the moss on the branch closer to the light and closer to being emerged will grow much nicer, sorry if I haven't read through your whole post but whats your lighting on this?
No it's completely fine. Yeah I think the moss being close to the light will be very neat if I can avoid hair algae.

So the light is a beamsworks light. Was cheap, but it was just a spare light I had on hand.

I've got a 36" Beamswork coming to light up the whole shelf.

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dude the egg sac on the snail is to funny! haha

how big are those hose for that sun sun filter they look huge? Does it come with a spray bar?
They're massive. They're at least an inch thick. They're super durable. Yeah it comes with a spraybar.

And yeah lol these snails are laying eggs everywhere lol.

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wow that's so big! lol! smallish filter huge hoses haha

did you get the same type of beamworks for the 36"?
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wow that's so big! lol! smallish filter huge hoses haha

did you get the same type of beamworks for the 36"?
It should be similar output, but I got smaller LEDs. So there's more of the LEDs, but they're a better spread out.

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I see! I got the LED Freshwater HI type, 48" for my shrimp rack. I like it so far.
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I see! I got the LED Freshwater HI type, 48" for my shrimp rack. I like it so far.
Nice!!

That's what I got I think just in 36". I mean you can't beat Beamswork light fixtures. They're $20-40 for free shipping lol.

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yup very true the 48" is $65 shipped
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yup very true the 48" is $65 shipped
Dawg you were right. This is boss. I wish I had about 4 more racks each with this light on the shelf.



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My guy just shipped me one of these to try out. Brand new beamsworks light .




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Just did a ton of work on the shrimp rack.

Also did some testing... It wasn't positive unfortunately. So I have transferred even more filter media, and I am going to try to continue the cycle.

But the good news is one shrimp rack shelf is officially done. I really recommend everybody get one of these. It's like a rig that you can attach stuff to. I've got drawers on it, fans hanging on the side to control temp spikes, power strips on both sides to manage the power chords, and possibly most important of all, you can actually rig up one long light for an entire row of tanks. This is super neat.

I'll post pictures soon.

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Hokay. Pictures keep journals interesting.

So I'm going to be using this thread as my unofficial rack thread lol.






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So after the Nitrate was at 5 ppm, I couldn't detect any Nitrate last night.

That is quite unfortunate, so the actions I took were swapping out a seeded filter sponge and squeezing filter juice into the water, along with replacing a gallon of water from this tank with water from an established tank.

I also added a bit more safe-start.

We will again see what happens to the cycle. The ammonia is plenty high, I don't want it to go over 50 ppm.

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Did some maneuvering of the rack today. Canisters are the best filters ever. Absolutely love them. Easy to hook up, better filtration and they are a siphon already. Just move the outflow to a bucket!


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looks like you are running out of space , maybe i have miss it but what moss are you using for the tree scape ? looks great by the way .
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looks like you are running out of space , maybe i have miss it but what moss are you using for the tree scape ? looks great by the way .
That's not a bad thing :p maybe my wallet will regenerate a little then.

I am using normal Xmas in the carpet, mini Xmas in the tree

I debated on more but wound up on those two.

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