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Forum: Lighting 10-22-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Nitro
I think I gonna try out the 2 23w bulbs for now...

I think I gonna try out the 2 23w bulbs for now and if they seem to be too much of a hassle, I'll get either the 19w or the 14w bulbs. What do you guys think is better for enough light for most...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Nitro
What do you guys think I should do about the...

What do you guys think I should do about the lights then? I don't think I really want to do DIY CO2.

Here's my current hardscape for now

http://i.imgur.com/2g2Ub.jpg
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Nitro
Couple questions on my CFL bulbs

I'm using 2 23w CFL daylight bulbs from Home Depot over my 20H that measures 16 inches in height. The substrate is going to be 2 inches so it's actually 14 inches.

My question is, would this be...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Nitro
Help me out on my Aquascape?

So here's the basic Hardscape for now

http://i.imgur.com/2g2Ub.jpg


What's your opinion on this? I'm thinking of adding 2 stones at the base of the wood and 3 larger stones in that empty space...
Forum: Lighting 10-16-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Nitro
Advice on my new lighting system for my 20H?

I have finally decided to upgrade my lighting system.

I used to have a bad LED light from Marineland that grew nothing. Now I'm going to be installing 2 23w CFL bulbs on top of my 20g High tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-16-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Nitro
How does high pH(8.4) affect plants?

My parameters are extremely alkaline because I live in San Jose,CA which has hard water.

pH:8.4
kH:>300 ppm
gH: 50 ppm

How is the hardness going to affect plants?
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Nitro
Oh I've never seen that. Can you please post a...

Oh I've never seen that. Can you please post a link to that please? But that kinda sounds like the one I showed on there.
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Nitro
Would you recommend 3 CFL lamps or T5NO for a 20 gallon

Which would you guys recommend more

2 of these CFL lamps for 26 watts or 3 for 39 watts...
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Nitro
I would recommend this...

I would recommend this http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202352140/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Cfl+clamp+lamp&storeId=10051#.UEw2y2t5mSM
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Nitro
I don't think I will be getting the Finnex Ray as...

I don't think I will be getting the Finnex Ray as I don't want high light. I'm going for medium lighting. I think I'll be going with the Coralife. Thanks for that post mach_six.

Would the Coralife...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Nitro
Would dual T5NO lights be enough for plants?

I wanted to buy this light from PetsMart I've been looking at for some time to replace this extremely cruddy led light from Marineland. (Never ever buying another Marineland product). ...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Nitro
low-medium light plants. I was think dwarf...

low-medium light plants.

I was think dwarf hairgrass for the carpet and amazon swords in the background.
Anubius for the driftwood. I DO NOT want any java fern because in my opinion, they don't...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Nitro
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Lighting 05-31-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Nitro
If I were to buy a new glass top for this tank,...

If I were to buy a new glass top for this tank, which lighting fixture do you think I should use?

T5HO, T5NO, T8, PC,

Which do you think is best for medium lighting

I have a 20g High
...
Forum: Lighting 05-31-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Nitro
Question about T-5 Lights

What hood can I use with a T-5 like this
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11248153&lmdn=LIghting+%26amp%3B+Hoods

Can I buy this...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nitro
Hey Hoppy, my problem with that solution is that...

Hey Hoppy, my problem with that solution is that it doesn't look nice to me. See, my tank is for my finny friends but visual enjoyment as well. The hood makes it very slick and modern-looking. Is...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nitro
I'm thinking about doing something similar to...

I'm thinking about doing something similar to this guy
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/95967-official-edge-thread.html#post935431

I'm thinking about 2 of those bulbs the left...
Forum: Lighting 05-29-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nitro
See I already bought the strip light because it...

See I already bought the strip light because it came with the aquarium kit so I can't change that now. Can you clarify what a cheap screw in cfl is?
Forum: Lighting 05-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nitro
Sorry, as again, I'm quite new. I have a 20...

Sorry, as again, I'm quite new. I have a 20 gallon high tank and I have the plants pretty much right at the water level which is about all I can raise them at. Would I be able to do a Java Moss...
Forum: Lighting 05-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Nitro
Is this LED light suitable?

Hi, this is my first post on these forums
I registered because people here seem to know their stuff
I'm more than a noob at plants but really want to keep them
Please excuse any idiotic thing i...
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