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Forum: Substrate 01-21-2012, 03:25 PM
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Posted By rogercoutts
The only sand I can find is silica sand. Would...

The only sand I can find is silica sand. Would this be ok to use? I looked into root tabs and it seems like theres nothing to it.
Forum: Substrate 01-21-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rogercoutts
Just had a look on youtube at tanks with PFS and...

Just had a look on youtube at tanks with PFS and I really like the look. Is eco-complete really all that amazing like they say? Also do I have to use root tabs or is ferts in the water good enough?...
Forum: Substrate 01-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rogercoutts
Need help with substrate choice

Now that I got my lighting figured out I need to make a choice on substrate. I was going to use eco-complete but the wife says there's no way im paying $200 for gravel. Is there something else I...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Thats a great idea, I never thought of that. I...

Thats a great idea, I never thought of that. I like to leave my light on 12 hours so I can watch the fish later at night. I have a reefkeeper controller so setting up timers and adjusting only takes...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Thank you very much. I will stick with the 4 t8's...

Thank you very much. I will stick with the 4 t8's and maybe in the spring get into co2 since I can get it for free from work. Just having to buy misc fittings and stuff.
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By rogercoutts
Great news, I found those same fixtures at Rona...

Great news, I found those same fixtures at Rona here in Canada so I picked up 2 of them. Can't wait to get this going now. One question I have is my cheapo fixture that came with the tank is a single...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
I love your tank and I really hope mine can look...

I love your tank and I really hope mine can look this good one day.


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Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
The only reason why I want to keep the glass is I...

The only reason why I want to keep the glass is I have fish that like to jump out. I have already found a couple on the floor in the past. The other reason is I have computers in the same room so it...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Thank you so much. I have the used 2x54w I bought...

Thank you so much. I have the used 2x54w I bought from a friend plus lots of shop lights. I will try both and see what works for me and the plants I pick. I love seeing all these tanks filled with...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Im so confused on what I really need for low...

Im so confused on what I really need for low light plants and no CO2. Some say 4 t8's would be good and I see on other parts of the forum people say 2 t5ho's wouldnt be enough. I already have 2x32w...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By rogercoutts
I did a search for the lights you suggested but...

I did a search for the lights you suggested but can't find them in Canada. It sucks being here. I think im going to go the shop light way since I like to leave my lights on for 12 hours so I can...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 07:53 PM
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Posted By rogercoutts
I went ahead and bought the fixture for $75 and...

I went ahead and bought the fixture for $75 and will pickup some new bulbs. I will give it a try and I also have some shop lights in my laundry room that are t8's that I may try since the wife...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
I can get this fixture for $75 used from a guy at...

I can get this fixture for $75 used from a guy at work but im not sure about the brand (junk maybe?). I guess I could try it and add a shop light as well if I find its not enough. Any thoughts about...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
If I get the standard white ones I know the...

If I get the standard white ones I know the reflectors are crap. Would you recommend I use 2 double tube t8 fixtures or would 1 be enough. Having 4 tubes would put me just over 1 watt per gallon but...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Too bad home depot in Canada doesn't have them,...

Too bad home depot in Canada doesn't have them, seems to be US only. After work I will go there and maybe I can come up with something else that I can make work.
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
The tank is 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 25 3/8 and im...

The tank is 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 25 3/8 and im planning on using eco-complete as it seems to be the only thing I can get in my area. Not sure how deep I will go yet. I see a lot of 2x54 t5ho fixtures...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rogercoutts
Confused about lighting for 90g

Hello I'm new to the forum but have been doing lots of reading. I have a standard 90g that I've had for about 10 years and have decided to get into live plants. The problem is the more I read the...
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