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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By nicholas542
Angels do great in a planted, but their not the...

Angels do great in a planted, but their not the only cichlid you can have.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By nicholas542
Lighting: Dual Hagen T5 fixture with Glo (...

Lighting:

Dual Hagen T5 fixture with Glo ( Life-Glo 6700k 36" 39W ) -- Miday lighting 5 hours
Dual Hagen T8 fixture with Glo ( Flora-Glo 2800K 24" 20W ) -- Dawn/Dusk lighing 5 hours
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By nicholas542
New Pic of my planted tank

This is the current pic of my 2+ year old planted tank
Forum: Algae 09-10-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By nicholas542
A uv sterilizer should kill BGA when it blooms....

A uv sterilizer should kill BGA when it blooms. UV radiation kills algae aswell as bacteria. So why wouldn't it kill off BGA
Forum: Algae 09-10-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By nicholas542
Overdosing with Flourish Excel

I have been battleing hair algae in my tank for over a month now. I have a 38 gallon 17" tall tank. I've been dosing 15ML a day with SeaChem Flourish Excel. It seem to be getting rid of the algae...
Forum: Algae 09-10-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By nicholas542
the white could possibly be a fungus, and the...

the white could possibly be a fungus, and the cyanobacteria can be tamed just takes time. Cleaning it up manually works ok. I think a uv sterilizer will get rid of it too, but it also kills helpful...
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 199,834
Posted By nicholas542
ok i'm unplugging the T8's and am going to...

ok i'm unplugging the T8's and am going to elevate the T5's a little. I plan on running them for 6 hours a day. does that sound like a good setup ?
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By nicholas542
thanks for the info i'm going to get hanging...

thanks for the info i'm going to get hanging hooks tommarow for the T5 fixture
Forum: Lighting 09-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 199,834
Posted By nicholas542
So from the info on the chart my dual 17W T8...

So from the info on the chart my dual 17W T8 isn't really supplying any sufficent light to my plants. It sits about 17" from the substrate level is this correct ?
Forum: Lighting 09-08-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By nicholas542
Is 4 hours of the T5's too much or too little...

Is 4 hours of the T5's too much or too little after i move the fixture above the tank?
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By nicholas542
Like chad320 said check the impeller for...

Like chad320 said check the impeller for particles. Try cleaning the pump really well. I run two on my 40 gallon tank, and when they start to hum that is usually cleaning time.
Forum: Lighting 09-08-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By nicholas542
It's a Hagen Glo dual T5 fixture. I'm going to...

It's a Hagen Glo dual T5 fixture. I'm going to hang the fixture from the ceiling about 14" above the top of the water column and see what that does. Thanks for the impute
Forum: Lighting 09-08-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By nicholas542
Here's what im running

hey guys i'm running T5HO 6700K 38W lights at the moment what is the best time length to run these lights. Currently i have them on for about 4 hours a day from 11 A.M. - 3 P.M. I also run 2 T8 17w...
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