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Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By carpalstunna
Ya I would use at least 3 colors on it to make it...

Ya I would use at least 3 colors on it to make it look realistic. Find a real rock and copy those colors. I would at least do Med gray, dark gray, blackish gray for accent or cracks. You could also...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By carpalstunna
I would say more grayish like the stone in your...

I would say more grayish like the stone in your one picture.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,358
Posted By carpalstunna
Ya I backed it down to 2, 3 is too much.

Ya I backed it down to 2, 3 is too much.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,358
Posted By carpalstunna
Getting good new growth, probably almost time for...

Getting good new growth, probably almost time for a trim on the stem plants.
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Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By carpalstunna
Glass cleaner

What do you guys use to clean your glass with? I used to use a mag float but my tank now has curved glass and the magfloat doesn't work as well now
Forum: Algae 11-19-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By carpalstunna
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Algae 11-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By carpalstunna
Does anyone know how much hydrogen peroxide a...

Does anyone know how much hydrogen peroxide a tank could take. Before harm to plants?
Forum: Algae 11-19-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By carpalstunna
when people say overdose...

"overdose excel" how much is overdosing? Like what is the max amount? I am assuming there is point at which it will harm and not help your plants? Assume no fish plants only.

Same with H202 when...
Forum: Lighting 11-19-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By carpalstunna
I'm running both on my 24" deep tank

I'm running both on my 24" deep tank
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By carpalstunna
The ray II is no joke, I would say the par...

The ray II is no joke, I would say the par reading that finnex posts might even be a little conservative. I get solid medium light with 1 24 inch fixture at 24 inches deep. I would say at 16 inches...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By carpalstunna
Ya I was dissapointed they are on the same plug....

Ya I was dissapointed they are on the same plug. Kind of makes them useless. unless I want to unplug my light from my timer, plug it back in, flip on the moonlights, then repeat the process in...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-18-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By carpalstunna
I agree lighting a 24 inch tank can be a...

I agree lighting a 24 inch tank can be a challenge but LED have come a long way. I am lighting a 24" deep tank with 2 finnex LED fixtures and I am getting almost too much light in certain areas. So...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-18-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,890
Posted By carpalstunna
yup I just relized the same thing about the...

yup I just relized the same thing about the moonlights. Putting them on 1 plulg makes them unusable. I am getting some pretty high PAR numbers with the planted plus and ray II at 24". I have another...
Forum: Substrate 11-16-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By carpalstunna
Check out my signature journal link. 4 bags of...

Check out my signature journal link. 4 bags of ecocomplete I love it
Forum: Lighting 11-16-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By carpalstunna
Ya cut your EI dose in half. I think 4 hours is a...

Ya cut your EI dose in half. I think 4 hours is a little short. Probably 6 would be ok
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,358
Posted By carpalstunna
So my planted + came today. I just started...

So my planted + came today. I just started getting a little algae a few days ago so instead of running all 3 lights I am swapping out 1 ray. Still getting good par readings per my hoppi par meter...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By carpalstunna
He's right that's the only single fixture that...

He's right that's the only single fixture that will deliver the goods that deep. I am running 2 ray I I at 24 inches deep and getting par in the mid 40s to low 50s. I am adding the planted plus as...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By carpalstunna
me too I ordered 11/5 and got the email 11/15...

me too I ordered 11/5 and got the email 11/15 says delivery tomorrow!!!!!!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,643
Posted By carpalstunna
have you thought about a 3d background? I have...

have you thought about a 3d background? I have seem some awesome Lake Tanganyika tanks with a foam rock background and it hides your equipment.
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By carpalstunna
I would say dosing less than the recommended...

I would say dosing less than the recommended amount of excel is not a bad thing or a waste of time. If its enough for your plants I think its a waste to dose more than you need.

Also as far as...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By carpalstunna
I would say the people having problems have...

I would say the people having problems have deeper tanks. On a 12 inch deep tank its much easier to get a light that can get the job done and finnex have the oomph you need. I wouldnt go anymore than...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By carpalstunna
Ill answer for you. Looks like you should be...

Ill answer for you. Looks like you should be perfect with you tank size. Its 30X12X12 right? So assume the fixture is 3 inches of the water and you have 3 inches of subtrate so the fixture will be 12...
Forum: Lighting 11-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By carpalstunna
well, it depends I will tell you my experience. I...

well, it depends I will tell you my experience. I am using a RAYII on a larger tank. I am getting par readings of about 45 right on my DHG and it is spreading rapidly. I would say any reading of...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By carpalstunna
Yes mine seems to be staying pretty snug right...

Yes mine seems to be staying pretty snug right now but I have thought about adding some hose clamps or zip ties as a backup. The trick with hose clamps is to not overtighten. It does concern me in...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,297
Posted By carpalstunna
Very Nice, OHIO represent! What region are you...

Very Nice, OHIO represent! What region are you in? Recommend any LFS?
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