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01-29-2013 01:30 AM
jart Nice room. I could waste a lot of time in there.

I think in another thread you had mentioned that you run 2 x13 w spiral fluorescent tubes on your 10 gallon tanks. I'd like your opinion as to whether this amount of light would work for a low tech set up (no CO2, no WC, perhaps weekly ferts). I see you are growing stargrass so that leads me to believe that your light may be leading towards medium, rather than low. But I could be wrong.

Regards.
01-18-2013 08:00 AM
shift Nice setup! I just ordered 12 yellows for my 12g community tank.. but now your making me want another species or a shrimp only tank!
12-01-2012 04:46 AM
GeToChKn
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Originally Posted by jeander View Post
I have been following this thread and was really considering a linked system with multiple tanks so I am glad I saw now you have gone away from them. I think I will stick with single independent tanks but it was awesome seeing you try something new.

Thanks for always sharing and please keep updating. I am learning alot

jeander
It may work, as others have used it, and maybe in 6 more months I could have it all working well, but I regret every messing with anything. lol. My tanks were thriving with shrimp and I'm just getting back to that and lost 2 whole types of shrimp in the process. Whatever works, don't screw with it. lol.
12-01-2012 02:34 AM
jeander I have been following this thread and was really considering a linked system with multiple tanks so I am glad I saw now you have gone away from them. I think I will stick with single independent tanks but it was awesome seeing you try something new.

Thanks for always sharing and please keep updating. I am learning alot

jeander
10-25-2012 03:39 PM
GeToChKn
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Hm.. so you broke down the connected tanks ?
Yup. Getting to the point of wanting to be able to look at my tanks and not have them all sideways and actually see my shrimp. Plus I got huge nitrates that wouldn't go away, the whole system was just a mess. lol. Going back to basic, ditched the peat water, just RO water, single tanks, moss. It's what I had before and was selling a hundred CRS a month, now I'm down to like 30 or so shrimp and have to rebuild back up my stock now almost from scratch, instead of sticking with what was working, I decided to mess around. lol.
10-25-2012 03:30 PM
diwu13 Hm.. so you broke down the connected tanks ?
10-22-2012 10:22 PM
GeToChKn Redid some of my tanks, downsized to make things more manageable.

20G SS/SSS CRS Tank. Sponge filter + HOB + HOB powered UGF on 50% of the tank, Netlea soil.



20G A-SS CRS/CBS/Golden/Snow Tank. Sponge filter + HOB + HOB powered UGF on 50% of the tank, Netlea soil.



20G Fire Red Tank. Sponge filter + HOB + HOB powered UGF on 50% of the tank, inert soil.



7.5G planted tank. Oto's, least killifish, cherry culls, few yellow shrimp. HOB filter, Netlea soil



20G Planted Platy Tank, Giant HOB filter, flourite gravel mixed with black sand



10G something tank. Some inert gravel, some netlea, it got mixed by accident, so I'm waiting to see where the pH settles and see if's suitable for a neo or card species. lol. HOB filter, sponge filter, snails.





Sorry for the blurry photos, crappy cellphone photos. I will borrow the good camera and get some better shots soon.
09-11-2012 11:34 PM
GeToChKn
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Ugh yea that's so cool how the UGF works well. I wish I set up a UGF on the 20L I just set up and hooked it up to the AC20's I'm using. Poop.
Ya, if this works out, I'm thinking of switching the two air driven ones to this method as well. Nothing is glued together, so I can take the filter out if I need but in reality, if I need to clean out the media, I can just pull out the basket of the AC and leave it running, clean the media and put it back in with disturbing anything.
09-11-2012 11:31 PM
diwu13 Ugh yea that's so cool how the UGF works well. I wish I set up a UGF on the 20L I just set up and hooked it up to the AC20's I'm using. Poop.
09-11-2012 10:27 PM
GeToChKn
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Originally Posted by matti2uude View Post
I like the new set up.
Thanks Matt. This is the second rack that's on the other side of the room.



8 tanks total, 3x20gal, 5x10gal, one of them hopefully home to some TB's sooner or later. lol.
09-11-2012 10:17 PM
matti2uude I like the new set up.
09-11-2012 10:07 PM
GeToChKn Here's a bit better of a pic of the UGF connection. Working good. I mostly used the connections cause it's what I had. It's a AC 20 to PVC to Fluval Tubing to a API Sponge filter riser to the UGF plate, which I got for free, so it was done as a zero cost system but I like it now that it's done. lol.

09-11-2012 09:25 PM
diwu13 THat's just an AC20? Wow. I guess my problem was I made the tubing thinner, whereas you used larger diameter tubing.
09-11-2012 06:51 PM
GeToChKn
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Weird.. aren't the dimensions the same? So it should've fit :O!

What kinda HOB is that? What size tank is it rated for. I'm surprised it has enough suction to draw from the UGF. When I extended the intake tube on a AC20 to ~2ft, it lost TONS of suction. Like, looking at the waterfall you could easily tell it was smaller than my other AC20's with short intakes.
It an AC20 and it's working great. Tank is crystal clear this morning and you can tell from the 1 pic, the waterfall is shooting out a good few inches with a powerful stream. I put the PVC over intake snugly to a 90 degree in which fluval flextubing fits in perfect snugly, put the fluval tubing into the UGF tubing with a colar from an ATI sponge filter riser that grips the fluval tubing snugy and everything works nice and snugly. lol.


The 3x10's only fit because I extended the top to go over the back, so that's why they won't fit, not deep enough. It's fine, the 20gal fits nicely in there. I'm going to put another HOB filter on it today and a sponge filter and let it sit for a while and good to go for my growing PFR's in their 10gal.
09-11-2012 06:22 PM
diwu13 Weird.. aren't the dimensions the same? So it should've fit :O!

What kinda HOB is that? What size tank is it rated for. I'm surprised it has enough suction to draw from the UGF. When I extended the intake tube on a AC20 to ~2ft, it lost TONS of suction. Like, looking at the waterfall you could easily tell it was smaller than my other AC20's with short intakes.
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