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Forum: Plants 12-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By travdawg
multiple questions

Hey guys. I have a multilayered question.

I am working on setting up a new tank. It is a 55 gall, with a finnex fugeray planted+. According to values provided by Finnex, I roughed the PAR value...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By travdawg
Thank you for all of your advice! Are there...

Thank you for all of your advice!

Are there any species of fish that I should avoid with the black diamond, medium grit sand?
Forum: Substrate 12-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By travdawg
Planting in sand?

I am planning a dirted tank, and weighing my options for the cap. I did a dirted tank years ago, and capped with small gravel... My question is, how will planting in sand fare, vs my experience with...
Forum: Lighting 12-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By travdawg
PAR per plant?

Might be a dumb question, but is there a chart showing an estimate of what plants grow best at what PAR values?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By travdawg
Substrate questions

Hey guys, I am posting here instead of the dedicated SS forum, for some clarification.

The tank I am planning, I hope to be somewhat low maintenance. It will not be a true EN tank though. The...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
I was estimating using the figures on the Finnex...

I was estimating using the figures on the Finnex thread... Buc posted the pic of the 48" above. I kinda just figured the distance from the substrate to the light to be ~21" and roughed the PAR value...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
Well, I think I will settle on a Fugeray......

Well, I think I will settle on a Fugeray... unless someone can chime in to advise against it. With the 55, my hope is be low-med, or high-low PAR at the substrate.

Here is the one on Amazon. It...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
Thanks for that link Buc! That helps a lot... But...

Thanks for that link Buc! That helps a lot... But dammit... Why do they give values without water? How much does that diminish the par?
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
Yeah, I am having a very hard time with the...

Yeah, I am having a very hard time with the various lights. I would actually like to find a light that would give me a medium par at the substrate... If it proved to be too bright, I could provide...
Forum: Lighting 12-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
lol, it was so much easier with WPG! I...

lol, it was so much easier with WPG!

I would love to do a DIY thing, but I dont think I would save that much money, AND I have no idea what I am doing. I have never done any wiring like that...
Forum: Lighting 12-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By travdawg
Returning to the hobby

Hey all, as the topic says, I am returning to the hobby after being away several years. I am slowly piecing back together a tank, and plan on something mostly El Natural. I got my mitts on a 55...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2005, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By travdawg
http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/ ...

http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/

Her website is mid 90s style but she is a very good person. I thought at first that it was an older site that no longer serviced customers, but I have...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,533
Posted By travdawg
FWIW I got the inline needle valve from...

FWIW I got the inline needle valve from fishvet.com

http://www.fishvet.com/store/itemdetail.tmpl?sku=09202001142647

I have it on a 10 gallon atm & havent adjusted it but once since I got it. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By travdawg
Insane growth!

I have just a couple of plants in my tank, a red wendtii, as well as some water sprite & indian fern. The fern & sprite grow like gangbusters in my 10 gallon, & I prune heavy handedly to keep it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2005, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By travdawg
It looks good, but I think you could make it look...

It looks good, but I think you could make it look GREAT with a black background.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 170,461
Posted By travdawg
Steve, Your tank is beautiful. I know you...

Steve,

Your tank is beautiful. I know you are going to nitpick the details, but he way I look at our hobby is that even when my 10 gallon has green dust all over it, & my plants are growing out...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,049
Posted By travdawg
I love the shale & driftwood look.... Might sound...

I love the shale & driftwood look.... Might sound stupid, but it reminds me of an overgrown wall, like an old ruin or something.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By travdawg
I ahve a 10 gallon that I was emptying of...

I ahve a 10 gallon that I was emptying of everything but my 3 otos, & was going to put in a pair of blue rams & maybe 3 pencil fish. Should I NOT put the pencil fish in there with the rams?
Forum: Plants 08-08-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By travdawg
I think I am gonna buy another 2x13 kit for it,...

I think I am gonna buy another 2x13 kit for it, havent really decided yet though.
Forum: Plants 08-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By travdawg
Ludwiga Repens questions

I have a standard 10 gallon tank with injected co2, & about 2.6 WPG of lighting (AH Supply) over top of it. I want to plant some Repens to add some different color & shapes to my tank, but was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-03-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,085
Posted By travdawg
That is so true, but I would rather have an asian...

That is so true, but I would rather have an asian country than some dirt or nice lights. :P
Forum: DIY 07-18-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 167,642
Posted By travdawg
Steve, that thing is beautiful. I am so envious...

Steve, that thing is beautiful. I am so envious of not only your tank, but everything that you have done. I lack the skill & tools, but especially patience to deal with this kind of thing. I...
Forum: DIY 07-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 167,642
Posted By travdawg
Scolley, would it not be easier to put a new lip...

Scolley, would it not be easier to put a new lip around the edge of the stand?
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By travdawg
Needle Valve

I just lucked into getting a free Taprite regulator!!! YAYAYAYAY!!! Now I need a needle valve. Does anyone have a site that they can recommend where I can get one? The cheaper the better!
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By travdawg
Please post a review of the item once you get it...

Please post a review of the item once you get it running! I asked around about these, but I dont believe that there were alot of ppl using them, due to the fact that the manufacturers other items...
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