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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Bobtheturtle
White stuff covering top of tank

I got a new Eheim 2217 since my other Eheim Ecco broke. However, since I got this new filter, it is making the top of the water have like a white filmy stuff that makes the top really slickery. I...
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Bobtheturtle
New lighting question

I am considering getting a new light for my 75g. I have 2 coralife T5NOs right now and was thinking of moving towards the Finnex ray 2. Will this give me more light than the NOs or would it be about...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Would these be fine to use?...

Would these be fine to use? http://menards.com/main/lighting-fans/light-bulbs/fluorescent/46-t5-28-watt-6500k-2-pack/p-1657364-c-7478.htm I know they are only 6500k but seem to be the only ones i can...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Thanks for all the suggestions. I was figuring i...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I was figuring i would need to use the Coralife brand in this fixture. Looks like ill check around here and see if i can find anything.
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Jersysman, are those the T5 No verson or the HO...

Jersysman, are those the T5 No verson or the HO ones? Never seen the No versions in those boxes before.
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Question about T5no fixture

I have a Coralife T5no fixture and I need to get new bulbs for it. Problem is I can't find any of the 6700k bulbs for 48", just the 10000k and the colormax. Is there any other bulbs I can use in this...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By Bobtheturtle
I really like the driftwood you got there. It...

I really like the driftwood you got there. It looks really sweet.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Bobtheturtle
I'm dosing once a week and I'm using flourite for...

I'm dosing once a week and I'm using flourite for my substrate. I have put some root tabs under them now so we'll see if that helps them. The only thing i could think of is maybe it's because I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Wow I forgot to put some thoughts of what I was...

Wow I forgot to put some thoughts of what I was going to do with the plants. I was actually thinking of getting some wisteria but admittedly stem plants just don't seem to do so good in my tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Bobtheturtle
75G low tech (56k warning)

Here is my 75g Low tech tank that's been running for about a year now. Just did a rescape on it and thought I would share it with this fine community.

The lights I'm running are 2 coralife T5NO...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-29-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Bobtheturtle
I believe its because at the beggining i had my...

I believe its because at the beggining i had my lights at only 28w which would be terribly low. So if I kept both my lights on for 8 straight hours do you think that I should see some better plant...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Bobtheturtle
I have just noticed that I have typo on my...

I have just noticed that I have typo on my lights. It should be 28w x 4. I'm sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Bobtheturtle
So would you suggest that I just run both...

So would you suggest that I just run both fixtures on for 8 hours?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Bobtheturtle
75g low tech issues

Hello I'm looking for some help on my 75g low tech tank. I moved from a 29g to this tank and my plants don't seem to be doing as well. My anacharis would grow nice and thick in my 29g but now they...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By Bobtheturtle
If i'm not mistaken but those look like vals,...

If i'm not mistaken but those look like vals, Vals are very sensitive to Excel and you might kill them off using it. So i might try something different then using Excel. Sadly I'm not sure what since...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-02-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Well if I got with 2 of those coralife fixtures,...

Well if I got with 2 of those coralife fixtures, exactly how many hours would be considered a noon burst? Sorry for the questions but the more i research light, the more my brain wants to explode haha
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-02-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Thanks for the reply Laura. Sorry for the delay....

Thanks for the reply Laura. Sorry for the delay. If I would go with the coralife T5 setup, could I go with just one of them and use a T8 single strip as well since I got one with the my tank? If so,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-23-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Bobtheturtle
Lighting for 75 gallon

Hello all, I'm going to go with a low tech tank for my 75 gallon tank (48"x18"x20") The biggest concern im having is trying to figure out how to do the lighting to hit from the front to back. I was...
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