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09-28-2013 02:00 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by 150EH View Post
No, I'm dead!

I just haven't been around in a long time and have had other matters on my mind, my little 2.5 looks ok but every shrimp is gone, and my 10 and 150 both have horrible BGA and look like a science experiment.

It looks as if your little one is liking the tanks, I hope all is well with you and the family.
Glad to hear you are alive man.

Hope you can get your tanks back in order. I am trying to get mine back in some kind of decent shape and it is slow going.

She loves the tanks. She likes to watch all the danios zoom around the one tank. And she likes to see them eat. It is funny.
09-27-2013 03:51 AM
150EH No, I'm dead!

I just haven't been around in a long time and have had other matters on my mind, my little 2.5 looks ok but every shrimp is gone, and my 10 and 150 both have horrible BGA and look like a science experiment.

It looks as if your little one is liking the tanks, I hope all is well with you and the family.
09-21-2013 03:51 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by TankYouVeryMuch View Post
How goes it over in your parts
Not too bad. Need to change water and all the usual. How about you?
09-20-2013 01:43 AM
TankYouVeryMuch How goes it over in your parts
09-01-2013 03:42 PM
cableguy69846 Nothing to really update. Seeing lots of growth in the hex tank and the shrimp are doing will. In the 20 high, I am having a hard time keeping the sand in place, but moving the filter over should fix that. Maybe after I do some maintenance, I will get some pics up.
08-25-2013 12:04 AM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
It's this type of lighting that was used on my first dirt tank.
Lowes has hanging dual T8 48 32watt fixtures, silver w/ black end caps for $29.00. I bought two and went with 2-6500K, 2-5000K bulbs labeled as daylight and sunshine.
GE daylight 32w, 2700 lumens, 6500K, cri 78
GE sunshine 32w, 2800 lumens, 5000K, cri 86
2.3 watts per gallon.
Lights set 6 above the tank and consider it medium but not high light because algae never gave me a great deal of grief.
I know you've seen it but heres the link.
Blast from the past but still here and still wet.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...6457&highlight

Currently the tank has been single fixture with it resting on the top frame for several months and the plants are doin OK.

Thanxs for more pics by the way LOL!
I remember that tank. The fixture I was looking at was a dual bulb fixture too. Since I am putting this over a 20high, I am thinking I won't need as much light as a 55. And It won't be 6" off the tank either. More like 2 or 3 at the most. And I am most likely going to go with the 6500K lights. I hate the way 5000K looks and the 6500K seems like it is better for the plants anyway. On top of that, the fixture I posted was only $10. You can't beat that for decent light. I am going to look at it at some point though. I want to see what the reflector is like. If it is bad, I may look at a different one. I don't want to have to mod it at all. I may also see if I can find that one at Lowes. Might be better to drop a bit of coin in the beginning if it will be better in the long run.

No problem for the pics. On another note, let me know when you are gonna do a trim again.
08-24-2013 11:39 PM
wkndracer
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Would two fixtures put me somewhere in the high light range? If so, I am not sure I want to go that route just yet.
It's this type of lighting that was used on my first dirt tank.
Lowes has hanging dual T8 48” 32watt fixtures, silver w/ black end caps for $29.00. I bought two and went with 2-6500K, 2-5000K bulbs labeled as daylight and sunshine.
GE daylight 32w, 2700 lumens, 6500K, cri 78
GE sunshine 32w, 2800 lumens, 5000K, cri 86
2.3 watts per gallon.
Lights set 6 ” above the tank and consider it medium but not high light because algae never gave me a great deal of grief.
I know you've seen it but heres the link.
Blast from the past but still here and still wet.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...6457&highlight

Currently the tank has been single fixture with it resting on the top frame for several months and the plants are doin OK.

Thanxs for more pics by the way LOL!
08-24-2013 10:38 PM
cableguy69846 Did water changes. The 20 high cleared up a bit, and the lighting above it is way too bright.


All the other lights were off and it was dark out. Too much light bleed. Need to get that other fixture ASAP. (Excuse the mess.)


Sorry about the bad pic. I blame the lights.


Added some bacopa and another crypt.

I think later I am going to play with some eggcrate and an empty 10gallon I have.
08-24-2013 05:57 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
I use the 32WT8 fixtures. Same bulbs and odds are good the same shop light on 55g tanks, so yes it will work. Both two fixtures for 4x32WT8 and single fixture with just a pair of bulbs. (great for crypts and dwarf sag)
I am planning on a single fixture for now. It is going to go above the 20 high. I want to eventually put a 15long next to it for some shrimp. I am thinking the light will be more than enough for both tanks. And it has to be better than all the light bleed I am getting from my dome lights right now.

Would two fixtures put me somewhere in the high light range? If so, I am not sure I want to go that route just yet.
08-24-2013 05:51 PM
wkndracer I use the 32WT8 fixtures. Same bulbs and odds are good the same shop light on 55g tanks, so yes it will work. Both two fixtures for 4x32WT8 and single fixture with just a pair of bulbs. (great for crypts and dwarf sag)
08-24-2013 05:45 PM
cableguy69846 I may have figured out my lighting issue.

This fixture with these bulbs.

Best part is, the fixture is black. Now, if only they had a 3' version.
08-24-2013 05:13 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
YES! Updates! With pictures!
Baby fish, mud!, sand!, tank builds! THANK YOU!!!

Victims of MTS always love company
Lol. I was wondering when you were going to stick your head in. Glad to see you are still around. Seems like a lot of people have left or gotten out of the hobby.
08-24-2013 03:47 PM
wkndracer YES! Updates! With pictures!
Baby fish, mud!, sand!, tank builds! THANK YOU!!!

Victims of MTS always love company
08-23-2013 11:26 PM
cableguy69846 Finally got the main project done. Tank is filled, all the plants, wood, fish, and shrimp are in. It still looks a bit hazy from the sand though.







Could not fit my lights on the top of the tank cuz the shelf is about an inch too low. To fix that, I would have to move the shelf the tank is on down an inch, and the one under it down an inch cuz my TV is on that shelf. So, for now the lights are on the shelf above the tank. I will wait till the tank has cleared up to see how it looks and if I want to change it.



And I still have a few plants left over for the 2 gallon and another possible project I am thinking of doing. I am going to wait until tomorrow to mess around with all that though.



That is all for now. I am going to rest my aching back, and think about the fact that I cracked my glass top and fume over it for a while.
08-23-2013 09:22 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by TankYouVeryMuch View Post
The only thing i got from that is your an xbox guy

*unsubscribes*

Lol. Joking. Looking good man, i was going to ask why you would paint the tank when you can hang a $1 piece of paper up and take it down if you ever dont like it... But it seems that ship has sailed

:shocked: what a waste of Mperks
Lol. PS3 I take it?

I have almost all of my tanks painted. I really like the way the black looks and then you don't have to worry about water getting in between the paper and tank. On the ones I run bare bottom, I paint the bottom too.

Lol at the Mperks.

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Got the sand in and the tank is on the rack. I am going to go plant a bunch of stuff now. Be back later.
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