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01-07-2014 01:41 AM
thadius65 Your tank looks great. I also have a 54 bow/corner and getting ready to get it back up with LEDs. So you were getting PAR of 75 with ray 2 and planted? Are they both 24"?

Thanks!

Ted
12-18-2013 05:59 PM
JBeehler Looking forward to updates on this! Just picked up the same tank and hope to set it up over my break from work for the holidays!
12-17-2013 06:00 PM
Veritas Yo! got any updates?
11-21-2013 01:18 PM
carpalstunna
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Thats lot of rays on one tank
Ya I backed it down to 2, 3 is too much.
11-20-2013 07:47 PM
zetvi Thats lot of rays on one tank
11-20-2013 06:47 PM
carpalstunna Getting good new growth, probably almost time for a trim on the stem plants.



11-16-2013 06:53 PM
carpalstunna So my planted + came today. I just started getting a little algae a few days ago so instead of running all 3 lights I am swapping out 1 ray. Still getting good par readings per my hoppi par meter


11-15-2013 05:25 PM
Veritas looking great! Definitely getting some inspiration from reading over your posts. I think i've decided to redo my lighting after seeing your build. A couple of LED fixutres seem to be better than my single 36" Quad T5HO one i'm currently using.
11-15-2013 02:53 AM
carpalstunna Plants are pearling and here is an under tank shot


11-14-2013 06:47 PM
EndlerGame Drop tests for water quality are used for everything from testing pollutant levels in lakes and rivers to testing the output of water treatment plants, so I think that drop tests are likely the most accurate method available to the average aquarist. Test strips are also available, but they can be even more difficult to interpret the results, and in my experience, they can give readings that are way different than with the drop test kits (maybe the strips just went bad, I dunno). It can be difficult to tell what colors are showing up in the tubes, it's important to observe them in bright light. Your reading will at least be close, maybe off by a point or two, but it's about as close as you can get without expensive research equipment and a lab.
11-12-2013 02:24 PM
carpalstunna Is it just mre or does anyone else question the accuracy of these drop tests? I feel like its hard to differentiate the colors on the charts sometimes. Is there more accurate ways of testing nitrates and phosphates? Im not really worried about amonia. I never test that after a tank is cycled.
11-10-2013 02:36 AM
carpalstunna
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How come you only made a background for one part of the back. I would have done both parts. Other than that I think it looks cool.
Well it kind of eats up tank space so I didn't want anymore than I had to hide my equipment. Once the stem plants fill in the open side it will be less noticeable
11-10-2013 02:09 AM
starfire12 How come you only made a background for one part of the back. I would have done both parts. Other than that I think it looks cool.
11-10-2013 12:27 AM
carpalstunna Well it's been a week since flood. I have been taking things slow while cycling, and growth is starting to pick up. No algae





11-06-2013 08:15 PM
carpalstunna Water has cleared up considerably, seeing some new growth on the dhg
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