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03-29-2013 01:33 AM
Soup12
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Originally Posted by somethingpishy1 View Post
pretty cool, simple. I love the LED Shimmer!
03-28-2013 08:10 PM
somethingpishy1 New Video:

http://youtu.be/6RWiPgNC9hw
03-28-2013 08:09 PM
somethingpishy1
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only 2 10w floods??? I was told to go with 2 20-30w floods minimum for 40b
Im not trying to grow crazy plants in this tank. just needed enough light to grow anubias and other low light plants.
03-27-2013 06:57 AM
Soup12 only 2 10w floods??? I was told to go with 2 20-30w floods minimum for 40b
03-27-2013 03:06 AM
somethingpishy1
Re: 40Breeder build thread

yeah I've heard they will eat soft leaved plants. so far he hasn't caused any damage to the anubias, but it looks like the remaining anubias are going to lose some leaves. I've never had anubias do this before

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03-27-2013 02:17 AM
RWaters Although it may not be behind the demise of your anubias, I think headstanders eat plants. Keep an eye on that one as he grows.
03-19-2013 09:31 PM
somethingpishy1 The angels are growing. Now that they aren't scared of me anymore, they eat more





Brought 2 of these spotted headstanders back from boston, but the smaller one didn't make it. it was getting bullied by the larger one and stressed from being transported



My L200 made it safe and sound he's settled in and already eating



unfortunately 5 of my anubias rotted away while i was gone but still have 7 remaining. not sure what caused it
03-11-2013 04:50 PM
Redtail84 I'm using 2x 20 watt LED floods over my 20 long, and my plants are growing really well. For higher light levels, you might want to look at two or three of the 30 watt models. I know that on the thread I previously referenced, someone posted PAR results for the 10 and 20 watt models.
03-11-2013 02:32 PM
starfire12 Yea so I am thinking that I am going to need at least six of those to grow plants. So is there anybody else out there using these types of lights to grow plants. I will just have to do some more searching for a set of LED's that will fit into the budget.
03-11-2013 05:09 AM
somethingpishy1 The lights that i have are only good for low light plants. I have no intention of growing anything other than anubias in this tank. You would need something quite a bit brighter for medium-high light plants. There will be plecos and other fish that dig so plants rooted in the substrate wont work in my setup
03-11-2013 03:39 AM
starfire12 So you will have to let us know how those light work with your tank. I have a 46 G bow front that I am thinking of changing over to LED's. I found those light online so I might get some when I find out how they do with plants. With my tank I want to go Med to High light plants, so I don't know how many of them I would need.
03-11-2013 12:59 AM
somethingpishy1
Re: 40Breeder build thread

they aren't attached to the stand, just placed there. the side and front pieces are attached with hinges so it it can be opened without moving the whole piece. I'll get some pictures next week. im going to be away til the weekend.

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03-10-2013 11:19 PM
madness Are they attached with magnets or some sort of screwed in or welding mounting points?
03-10-2013 11:06 PM
somethingpishy1
Re: 40Breeder build thread

the lights are 10watt led floodlights from eBay

the metal stand is from Petco. I wanted the open space underneath the tank for the sump and easy access to it, which is why I decided to to skin the stand. both sides are removable so I have easy access to all the plumbing at all times. the skin is made from particle board from home depot and spray painted black. I also wanted the ada look to the stand

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03-10-2013 09:40 PM
madness Nicely put together build.

Definitely reflects the saltwater origins of the tank design.

Any chance of some details on how you decided to 'skin' the metal tank stand with the wood? That looks like one of the models that Petco offers.

Also, really glad that you went with hanging lights. Trying to have proper and good looking lighting on a 40B without hanging the lights is very difficult.
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