|11-25-2012 02:02 AM|
|11-25-2012 01:52 AM|
And the new home for the next month till I move to dc for the new job :-(
|11-23-2012 09:11 PM|
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 01:57 AM|
|Kado||Wow nice! Great Journal.|
|11-23-2012 01:02 AM|
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 04:15 PM|
|06-28-2012 05:12 PM|
|fplata||Hey man, the tank is looking great, who did you order the HC from, it looks great as well|
|06-28-2012 03:17 PM|
|06-28-2012 02:49 PM|
|06-28-2012 04:31 AM|
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 03:30 AM|
|06-27-2012 06:59 PM|
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.
|06-27-2012 03:05 PM|
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?
|06-22-2012 03:34 PM|
Finally an up date. It appears to have slowed down from the initial burst in growth. Its been about a month and ive just recently tried raising the water level in the tank as well as introducing more fertilizers well see how that ends up working.
|06-13-2012 05:16 PM|
|trit0n2003||This tank will look awesome when its grown in. NICE!|
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