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Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2013, 12:52 AM
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Posted By achu
Couple thoughts on the different equipments. I...

Couple thoughts on the different equipments. I went thru 2 other canister filters before settling on the Eheim 2073. My first try was API Filstar XP-L. Here is my review...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By achu
New 60G planted...

After 10+ years with a 3-foot 50 gallon tank, the wife and I decided to "upgrade" to a 4-foot 60 gallon tank. We recycled some of the equipments from the old tank (such as CO2 regulator, substrate,...
Forum: Finnex   01-12-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By achu
An update. I did order the 36" Ray II (Dual...

An update. I did order the 36" Ray II (Dual 7000K) from Amazon. It arrived today. To answer my own question, the light is just about 35 1/2" not including the switch/electric wire (which adds...
Forum: Finnex   01-07-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By achu
Thanks. This is very helpful! I probably will...

Thanks. This is very helpful! I probably will lay the light flat on the top of the tank (thus no need for the feet nor the screws). Even with the cord, it sounds like the light will fit within the...
Forum: Finnex   01-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By achu
Exact length of 36" Ray II?

I have a 55G tall tank (36"L x 15"W x 18"D). I am thinking about getting the 36" Ray II. However, my tank also has a hood (exactly 36 1/4" in length for the opening).

My question, what is the...
Forum: Lighting   02-27-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By achu
Wow, sounds like opinion varies greatly regarding...

Wow, sounds like opinion varies greatly regarding how much PAR will be available at the given 14 XP-G, 1 amp, and 60 degree lens. Sounds like Hoppy (and "real world" measurement from the other 29G...
Forum: Lighting   02-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By achu
Thanks guys for all the input. Hoppy's...

Thanks guys for all the input.

Hoppy's calculation made it sound like I am more than an order of magnitude off. According to Hoppy's old chart/equation (from here...
Forum: Lighting   02-25-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By achu
Replacing AHSupply 2x96W to LED for 50G (36Wx15Dx18H)

I am currently running AH Supply's 96 watt system (times 2, so two 36 inch bulbs or 192 watts) on my 55 gallon (36 wide by 15 wide by 18 tall). I am getting tired of spending $70 every year or so...
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