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Forum: Tank Journals   07-02-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By dadsoldtruck
So still tossing around the idea if these LEDs...

So still tossing around the idea if these LEDs are going to work or not. But the tank is now filled with water, filter is running (I couldn't believe it didn't need new gaskets.. knock on wood) and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-30-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By dadsoldtruck
Leds would do the trick as well and use less...

Leds would do the trick as well and use less energy than MH.
Forum: DIY   06-29-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By dadsoldtruck
diy LED questions

I am trying to understand LEDs and I think I've almost got it, but I got a couple questions. My first question is about wattage, if i push more wattage that will make a bulb brighter? (Obviously need...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By dadsoldtruck
Starting to lay the sand in. Can't finish rinsing...

Starting to lay the sand in. Can't finish rinsing sand till it cools down a bit as it is 100 degrees today. But this is how far I got. I placed some strips of water bottle to keep the hills in place....
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By dadsoldtruck
40g Low Tech Tank

A little about me... I've been keeping fish since I was 18 (which sadly is more than 10 years ago, boy does time fly) In that time I've kept freshwater community, Agressive (loved my green terrors),...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-25-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By dadsoldtruck
Root Tabs vs. good flow through the "bed"

Hey guys this is probably a really dumb question but thought I should ask anyways. I was wondering if providing a good flow through the "bed" "soil" area would provide the nutrients rooted plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-24-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By dadsoldtruck
I was definantly going to build the fixture with...

I was definantly going to build the fixture with very few bulbs first and see how the plants did. The ones I am looking to use are .2w a bulb. If it is not enough I can always add another row. Thank...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-22-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By dadsoldtruck
New Tank Setup Plant Help

Hey guys! I've been poking around for over a month and I am really inspired to try a planted tank again. My first attempted didn't go so well, but it was a high tech and that really isn't my style....
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