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Forum: Lighting 06-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,497
Posted By shortsboy
Happy I could be of service. As an update, the...

Happy I could be of service. As an update, the light's been in use for about 3 months now with no problems at all to report.
Forum: Lighting 06-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By shortsboy
I use a combo of 3500k/6500k on one tank and...

I use a combo of 3500k/6500k on one tank and everything works fine for me. If you can take the colour of the light emitted, your plants should be just fine.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By shortsboy
Kensfish.com has zoomed bulbs for rather cheap...

Kensfish.com has zoomed bulbs for rather cheap (~10/bulb) that I've had good succes with. Will be going through them again in future.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,585
Posted By shortsboy
There are several threads on here of people using...

There are several threads on here of people using that style of LED strip lights on their tanks (mine is here...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By shortsboy
I run 2xt5ho on my 30g, with the coralife...

I run 2xt5ho on my 30g, with the coralife aqualight 2x39w (zoomed 5500k/10000k). Enough light to grow pretty much everything and get nice colors off my red plants. The reflectors on this hood are...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By shortsboy
For reference, if you want low light on a 10 gal...

For reference, if you want low light on a 10 gal the stock t8 hood will suffice. The tank is shallow enough for that light to put out enough for plants to grow. I had a 10g growing anubias, micro...
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By shortsboy
Would you please describe the type of lighting...

Would you please describe the type of lighting used? The power alone doesn't give enough information to predict light output.

As for CO2, if you are willing to invest it a form of it, it is...
Forum: DIY 03-23-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By shortsboy
What's wrong with floss for bio? The surface area...

What's wrong with floss for bio? The surface area on that compared with a pot scrubber is vastly larger.
Forum: DIY 03-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By shortsboy
The big retailers have aquarium silicone in stock...

The big retailers have aquarium silicone in stock (or at least Petco does). There are fancy new silicones that are better for rimless tanks, but the stuff at your LFS or big store should work fine if...
Forum: DIY 03-23-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By shortsboy
Filter floss is available at Petco etc for $3/bag...

Filter floss is available at Petco etc for $3/bag or so - same general stuff as craft stuffing, and a finer texture than the grass, so polished the water pretty well. Plus it's reusable, so one bag...
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By shortsboy
Agree with hbosman - the Catalina system will...

Agree with hbosman - the Catalina system will likely give equal or greater light than the fishneedit, and with the reduced expense of less wattage drawn and fewer bulbs to change. Also, any ability...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,606
Posted By shortsboy
Here's that link...

Here's that link (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals/35477-700-gal-indoor-sunken-garden-project-24.html#post565107). 700 gal indoor sunken garden. One of my top 3 tanks on here. The link...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,606
Posted By shortsboy
There's a journal lurking in here somewhere of an...

There's a journal lurking in here somewhere of an indoor rainforest someone in SE Asia built in their home; it includes an obscenely awesome ground-level pond with glass sides that's about 24-30"...
Forum: Lighting 03-17-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By shortsboy
Anything at a Home Depot or Lowes that is a desk...

Anything at a Home Depot or Lowes that is a desk lamp (especially a metal one, that orients the bulb vertically towards the tank, and I know there are a variety at each store) will do fine. The metal...
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By shortsboy
Now that's a tank big enough for a pacu.

Now that's a tank big enough for a pacu.
Forum: Lighting 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By shortsboy
This link...

This link (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/85667-par-data-spiral-power-saver-bulbs-2.html#post837592) is the best resource for CFL info around here (hence its status as a sticky).

With...
Forum: DIY 03-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By shortsboy
Don't worry about the little bit of backflow. In...

Don't worry about the little bit of backflow. In all likelihood your water was marginally warmer than room temp, so as it cooled down it contracted, creating a very slight vacuum, drawing up the bit...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By shortsboy
The 24" double bright over your tank should...

The 24" double bright over your tank should provide between 20-30 mms PAR at the substrate based on the manufacturer's data, which should be ok for low light species.
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By shortsboy
To emphasize something that Somewhatshocked said...

To emphasize something that Somewhatshocked said there: I've had to provide CO2 and a fert regime. Remember with all these setups that it's super easy to toss tons of light into a tank, but unless...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,236
Posted By shortsboy
So you mean I shouldn't run 3 10w LED's over my...

So you mean I shouldn't run 3 10w LED's over my 10g??? It's only 3 WPG.


/sarcasm
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By shortsboy
That may be the total illuminated life on the...

That may be the total illuminated life on the bulb, but I always see a drop-off in intensity after about 2500 hours on fluorescent bulbs (sometimes even less). However, because you're not looking for...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By shortsboy
Depends on their orientation and the reflectors...

Depends on their orientation and the reflectors involved. Go read the sticky discussing PAR from CFL bulbs at the top of this page (page 2 has a number of graphics which should tell you all you need...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By shortsboy
First off, lumens are a unit of measurement for...

First off, lumens are a unit of measurement for light visible to humans. Kinda useful measurement when planning a tank, but not nearly as functionally important as PAR. PAR is a measure of how much...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By shortsboy
Go to any store like target or home depot and go...

Go to any store like target or home depot and go to the hardware / lighting section and buy a timer. They should be about $5. The have dial versions as well as digital ones. Go ask anyone who works...
Forum: Lighting 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By shortsboy
Kensfish.com has been having a sale on the double...

Kensfish.com has been having a sale on the double brights too. Also, someone in the S&S had a double bright fs recently too.
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