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03-24-2013 08:08 PM
I3raven
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Originally Posted by StraightAddicted View Post
Don't think we can see that Frank lol... yeah fill out the right side with some plants and it will look more complete. Just research which plants would suit you and your tank best. Best of luck, Matt
Alright thanks!
03-24-2013 05:09 AM
StraightAddicted Don't think we can see that Frank lol... yeah fill out the right side with some plants and it will look more complete. Just research which plants would suit you and your tank best. Best of luck, Matt
03-24-2013 04:24 AM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by I3raven View Post
Some people think the right side is lacking. I feel the same. I'm trying to add more rocks in different positions.
Yes, the RHS needs...PLANTS



Honestly, your tank, you are the one that looks at it the most. Your opinion is the most important one.
03-24-2013 04:22 AM
I3raven
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Something like this has been suggested in the past. It is what some people use to escape the $100 fixtures.

Two would be perfect probably. Other suggestions would be welcomed. I am not great with lights, I'm just a moss guy.
Yup, I'm the type of guy who is cheap lol. I asked my dad for a new fixture and I told him it was going to be around $100. He gave me a look that made me regret about even thinking of getting a full size one. I actually do have an old fixture for this, but its max wattage is 15 watts, which is not sufficient for growing HC.
03-24-2013 04:08 AM
MABJ
What should I change to my aquascape?

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It is 24 inches in length, 12 inches in width, and 12.5 inches in height. I would be very interested in hearing your idea.
Something like this has been suggested in the past. It is what some people use to escape the $100 fixtures.

Two would be perfect probably. Other suggestions would be welcomed. I am not great with lights, I'm just a moss guy.
03-24-2013 03:25 AM
Idrankwhat I think you're going to be disappointed once you get it planted up and realize you're only getting about an 18" radius of coverage with just the single bulb. You can certainly start off with it but I would start saving to add a fixture and get a couple bulbs to match that wattage.
03-24-2013 03:06 AM
I3raven
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I'm inclined to think Joe's idea might work best.

Only thing is you may appreciate keeping them in the same spectrum of viewing for your own pleasure.


How deep is this tank exactly? I may have an idea that could be cheap.
It is 24 inches in length, 12 inches in width, and 12.5 inches in height. I would be very interested in hearing your idea.
03-24-2013 03:04 AM
I3raven
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looks like the left from my vantage is more shadowed. If you can raise that fixture somehow I believe you'll get a little more light distribution. Shouldn't hurt your intensity any as that tank isn't overly deep.
Sadly, I realized I can't raise the clamp light. I'll have to get another fixture, but that's not an option due to a tight budget.
03-24-2013 03:02 AM
I3raven
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A reason some would attempt co2, although it isn't 100% necessary for HC
I have a full bottle of Excel lying around, but should I does 1/2 the amount? I heard some people having melts from Excel.
03-24-2013 02:50 AM
Idrankwhat true true
03-24-2013 02:15 AM
MABJ
What should I change to my aquascape?

A reason some would attempt co2, although it isn't 100% necessary for HC
03-24-2013 02:14 AM
Idrankwhat you shouldn't worry about too much light bringing algae because once you have healthy growing plants they should out-compete the algae for the nutrients. You'll probably find that you might need more light for the 17 gallon. A little more anyway depending on the plants you decide on. I think most of the carpeting plants like the higher light.
03-24-2013 02:07 AM
MABJ
What should I change to my aquascape?

I'm inclined to think Joe's idea might work best.

Only thing is you may appreciate keeping them in the same spectrum of viewing for your own pleasure.


How deep is this tank exactly? I may have an idea that could be cheap.
03-24-2013 12:25 AM
kingjombeejoe If you can, your best option would be to get another light and have 2 possibly with lower wattage bulbs, or raise the one you have a little more and hope its strong enough. I currently use 2 clip desklamps on my 10 gallon and even with 2 the middle of the tank is noticeably darker so I just put lower light plants in the middle and the higher light ones directly under the lights.
03-23-2013 11:44 PM
Idrankwhat looks like the left from my vantage is more shadowed. If you can raise that fixture somehow I believe you'll get a little more light distribution. Shouldn't hurt your intensity any as that tank isn't overly deep.
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