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12-26-2009 12:11 AM
legomaniac89 I had to google IBTL . I know what you mean. The only reason I don't have a reef yet is because all my money either goes into my planted tanks or school.
12-26-2009 12:07 AM
CL
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Originally Posted by legomaniac89 View Post
Reef? Young padawan, one foot you have in the light side of the Force. In the dark side, the other is. Your own destiny, you must choose.


lol. IBTL, eh?
I want reefs and plants. When I set up a planted tank, I also want to set up a reef "just to be fair"
hahaha
12-26-2009 12:03 AM
legomaniac89
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Yeah, that's it. I really should write that down.
Sadly, or not so sadly, depending on how you look at it, the emersed tank just might be made into a reef still. IDK yet. I haven't made up my mind 100%
Reefs tend to cost a lot
Oh, and I got the xp2 up and running. It took longer than eheim classics do because of the intake and output assemblies, but I like it just as much, if not more than my eheims
Reef? Young padawan, one foot you have in the light side of the Force. In the dark side, the other is. Your own destiny, you must choose.


12-25-2009 06:43 PM
CL Here she is (the new thread)
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...tml#post965757
Farewell, super long thread :'(
12-25-2009 05:40 PM
CL
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Originally Posted by legomaniac89 View Post
Crepidomanes auriculatum? Don't ask me why I remember that



Oooorrrrrr...you could leave this journal open to document growth in your emersed tank.

And here's another vote for T5s. MH's are power-sucking black holes. T5's are efficient and cooler looking IMO
Yeah, that's it. I really should write that down.
Sadly, or not so sadly, depending on how you look at it, the emersed tank just might be made into a reef still. IDK yet. I haven't made up my mind 100%
Reefs tend to cost a lot
Oh, and I got the xp2 up and running. It took longer than eheim classics do because of the intake and output assemblies, but I like it just as much, if not more than my eheims
12-25-2009 12:21 PM
legomaniac89
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For the life of me, I can't ever remember the name of the ferns. Some people call them mystery ferns, but they do have an actual name, I just have no idea what it is. They grow painfully slow under water, but emersed they grow pretty fast.
Crepidomanes auriculatum? Don't ask me why I remember that

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I think it's safe to say that after 25,000 views, I'm going to have this thread closed to start a new journal tomorrow, because I'll have the filter, tank, CO2 cylinder, regulator, stand, garden mat, manzanita and K2, and I will be ordering the lights, substrate, and inline heater tomorrow afternoon
Any final words on why I should get T5s over MH before I order my lights tomorrow?
Oooorrrrrr...you could leave this journal open to document growth in your emersed tank.

And here's another vote for T5s. MH's are power-sucking black holes. T5's are efficient and cooler looking IMO
12-25-2009 04:14 AM
smoq
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dude, i'll spot yuo the $5 Go for T5 you wont regret it
+1 on T5's. T5's are the best, most cost efficient light available now IMO.

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I think it's safe to say that after 25,000 views, I'm going to have this thread closed to start a new journal tomorrow
Don't you dare to do that, you sneaky little.... O right, I think it'll be fine, but don't expect people will give a sh&*%*%t about your new journal Good luck with the tank man, can't wait to see it.
12-25-2009 02:33 AM
chase127 dude, i'll spot yuo the $5 Go for T5 you wont regret it
12-25-2009 02:19 AM
CL
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YES! T5's = customizability, more efficient, cooler, less power, and sexier MH = hotter, still sexy, and shimmer. Its a toss up, but for a planted i would choose T5. (that and Catalinas are built in America
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Because T5's are cheaper
Actually, the two MHs would be about $5 cheaper.
Hmm, I actually think that I'll go with the T5s
Having that much light kinda scares me
Now if only I could get that special pricing on the catalina fixture again...
the four foot version is no longer for sale, so IDK if he'll give me the deal again.
12-25-2009 01:47 AM
ZooTycoonMaster
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Any final words on why I should get T5s over MH before I order my lights tomorrow?
Because T5's are cheaper
12-25-2009 01:33 AM
chase127 YES! T5's = customizability, more efficient, cooler, less power, and sexier MH = hotter, still sexy, and shimmer. Its a toss up, but for a planted i would choose T5. (that and Catalinas are built in America
12-24-2009 09:39 PM
CL I think it's safe to say that after 25,000 views, I'm going to have this thread closed to start a new journal tomorrow, because I'll have the filter, tank, CO2 cylinder, regulator, stand, garden mat, manzanita and K2, and I will be ordering the lights, substrate, and inline heater tomorrow afternoon
Any final words on why I should get T5s over MH before I order my lights tomorrow?
12-24-2009 09:07 PM
CL
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Hey that looks like lemon bacopa there behind the largest crypts is that right?

Hey what is that little fern at the front of the tank?
I was actually wondering what kind of bacopa it was last night. I have no idea.
For the life of me, I can't ever remember the name of the ferns. Some people call them mystery ferns, but they do have an actual name, I just have no idea what it is. They grow painfully slow under water, but emersed they grow pretty fast.
12-24-2009 09:01 PM
hydrophyte Hey that looks like lemon bacopa there behind the largest crypts is that right?

Hey what is that little fern at the front of the tank?
12-24-2009 06:50 PM
CL
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Hey, "never ending story" man, how do you like that GLA aquarium that you've got yourself (you know that it's destiny is to be the greatest planted tank of them all, don't you?). Can you compare it to ADA tanks? I am thinking of grabbing one myself (the 60l one).
It's just as good as the ADA tanks. The only tradeoff is ADA tanks have thicker, clearer glass, but the clearer glass is softer and scratches easier. Plus the ADA tanks cost a lot more. GLA tanks have greener glass, but it doesn't scratch nearly as easily as an ADA tank.
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