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10-20-2014 01:46 AM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by zetvi View Post
Can you explain how you make that hanger please!!!
This was a necro-ed thread (2 years old) and the owners last post was back in march.. don't hold your breath waiting for a response.

That said I'm tempted to rip the trim off my 20g long and a try high tech setup after seeing this.
10-20-2014 12:52 AM
zetvi Can you explain how you make that hanger please!!!
10-20-2014 12:25 AM
newbieplanter Great work!
11-25-2012 03:02 AM
GMYukonon24s Nice setup!
11-25-2012 02:52 AM
awdturbo04 And the new home for the next month till I move to dc for the new job :-(
11-23-2012 10:11 PM
awdturbo04 Here is the tank finally filled it was bittersweet as it looks soooo good empty and I know there is a risk that it could all melt :-( but hopefully all turns out well. I have the co2 running at 5bps dosing excel at the recommended dose as well as dosing dry ferts at the EI index. I am also running the lights for only 4 hours for the first week as per recommendation of another member on this board.





here is a picture of the co2 misting out of the filter



and here are a few shots of the filter. I dumped some mulm from my other tank and I have bio balls on the way should be here on monday.





11-23-2012 02:57 AM
Kado Wow nice! Great Journal.
11-23-2012 02:02 AM
awdturbo04 Alright guys its been quite a while and I am happy to say that I have finally filled the tank. Some time in June I thought the tank wasn't getting enough light so I put it out on the deck. Within an hour the heat reduced it to this



Needless to say I felt miserable and almost gave up

After about 4 months it eventually grew back to this which I am very happy with. here is the progression







After much mental debate I decided on this stand from petco and that light I mentioned earlier in this thread

here it is before the new lights arrived





Then the light arrived. After a short trip to lowes and $12.44 later i had this fancy light hanger



Tomorrow ill post pics of the tank running filled with water
06-29-2012 05:15 PM
awdturbo04
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Originally Posted by fplata View Post
Hey man, the tank is looking great, who did you order the HC from, it looks great as well
I got the HC from aquariumplants.com as per a friends recommendation. was very good quality

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Wait for CO2 for sure. The HC has to transition from emersed and I found the best way to avoid or minimize algae outbreaks is to blast CO2 pretty heavily. Yesterday 02:49 PM
Agree completely from what Ive read. I plan on turning this tank into a seltzer water for the first month.
06-28-2012 06:12 PM
fplata Hey man, the tank is looking great, who did you order the HC from, it looks great as well
06-28-2012 04:17 PM
talontsiawd
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Originally Posted by awdturbo04 View Post
ha ha I keep going back in forth every day as to weather its ready or not. If my co2 tank was full I would probably have already done it by now.
Wait for CO2 for sure. The HC has to transition from emersed and I found the best way to avoid or minimize algae outbreaks is to blast CO2 pretty heavily.
06-28-2012 03:49 PM
awdturbo04
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Originally Posted by talontsiawd View Post
Can't wait to see this going. Looks like it's almost time to fill.
ha ha I keep going back in forth every day as to weather its ready or not. If my co2 tank was full I would probably have already done it by now.
06-28-2012 05:31 AM
talontsiawd
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Originally Posted by awdturbo04 View Post
I want to have the light a good bit above this tank since its rimless and I want it to be able to be viewed with the whole tank including the top open. I also like the whole timing in different bulbs throughout the day and do it on my 75 with good growth. I also know its a novelty but i do appreciate the moon light as well.
It should work. I am using the same amount of wattage and my tank isn't very planted right now. I think the more bulbs the better, even if you only use the all for a short period of time, etc. It gives you flexibility.

I can't vouch for that fixture myself. As said, I don't believe it has the greatest reflectors but that is likely not going to be a problem, if it had amazing reflectors it may cause problems. I have read one person who had issues with the light and I don't know how it was resolved but many people are using them without issues. I think it's fine but my advice is meaningless here lol.

Can't wait to see this going. Looks like it's almost time to fill.
06-28-2012 04:30 AM
awdturbo04
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Originally Posted by talontsiawd View Post
I think it will be too much unless you raise it. That is pretty dependant on the reflectors. I believe they are not that good in that light, which would be to your benefit most likely.
I want to have the light a good bit above this tank since its rimless and I want it to be able to be viewed with the whole tank including the top open. I also like the whole timing in different bulbs throughout the day and do it on my 75 with good growth. I also know its a novelty but i do appreciate the moon light as well.
06-27-2012 07:59 PM
talontsiawd
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Originally Posted by awdturbo04 View Post
What do you guys think about this lighting fixture? Its got some good and bad reviews on here but I herd that the bad reviews were from the old design that had a bad ballast design.

Main question it only comes in a 24 inch and a 36 inch think 24 will be fine?

http://www.aquatraders.com/24-inch-4...e-p/52303p.htm
I think it will be too much unless you raise it. That is pretty dependant on the reflectors. I believe they are not that good in that light, which would be to your benefit most likely.

I use a 24 inch T5HO on my tank (aquatic life) and though I am not sure I am dialed in yet, my light is around 12 inches above the tank if not more. I could probably fit another 20 long in between. I am running two bulbs for 10 hours with a 4 hour non burst on the other two.

I am not getting good growth out of my foreground though. Not sure if it's lighting or the plant (has always grown super slow. I have put other plants in to test and they grew quickly and have good color. I just added HC so once that starts to grow, I may lower it again.

A two bulb fixture would be a better bet but if you are only going four bulbs for a noon burst, you may be happy with that light. I believe, again, the reflectors are not so good which, again, would be to your benefit here. 2 bulbs of T5HO is too much light with amazing reflectors without raising the light.
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