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Forum: Equipment   06-03-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By steveo
Great Lakes Aquariums build high quality...

Great Lakes Aquariums build high quality aquariums with lots of custom options-

http://www.greatlakesaquariums.com/Documents/CMS_Docs/Glass-Aquarium-Custom-Options2.pdf
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By steveo
Overall nice job. I like dark brown substrate...

Overall nice job. I like dark brown substrate such as Flourite 'Dark'.
Forum: Lighting   06-02-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,321
Posted By steveo
I am really looking forward to your review!

I am really looking forward to your review!
Forum: Equipment   05-23-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By steveo
The Fluval 206 would be more then enough. As...

The Fluval 206 would be more then enough. As previous poster noted, it can be turned down.
Forum: Lighting   05-22-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By steveo
The Fluval Freshwater and Plant 2.0 is a high...

The Fluval Freshwater and Plant 2.0 is a high quality light that is awesome for growing plants. It is dimmable too!
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By steveo
Product I referenced was Seachem Clarity- water...

Product I referenced was Seachem Clarity- water clarifier. I works great and doesn't compromise water quality.
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By steveo
Glad you got through it. I've used multiple bags...

Glad you got through it. I've used multiple bags of Flourite over the years. Here's an easy approach that works for me for cleaning it.

-place a partial bag of flourite in a plastic storage...
Forum: Lighting   05-17-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By steveo
Suggestion- get the new Fluval Planted 2.0 light...

Suggestion- get the new Fluval Planted 2.0 light and use it with your current one. This would provide for higher PAR lighting for plants you could grow toward the front or back of your tank. The...
Forum: Lighting   05-16-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By steveo
The Fluval Aqualife and Plant LED was the...

The Fluval Aqualife and Plant LED was the companies first entry into the planted led field. It recently has been replaced by the more powerful Fluval Plant 2.0 led light. What frustrated hobbiest...
Forum: Lighting   05-15-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By steveo
Here you go with the PAR data for the Fluval...

Here you go with the PAR data for the Fluval Planted 2.0. These are high quality plant lights without as many of the things that can break. You can add a cool timer and/or wi-fi control for remote...
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,594
Posted By steveo
It is true, if I am to believe the response I got...

It is true, if I am to believe the response I got from Finnex yesterday (see post 164). I am not going to upload their e-mail, as it was intended for me. It was a response to my question on the...
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,594
Posted By steveo
Sorry- I wasn't correct in stating this. Got an...

Sorry- I wasn't correct in stating this. Got an e-mail from Finnex today regarding dispersion angle of their led lenses. They stated:

"Our leds do not have any lens to project the light". Bottom...
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 49,594
Posted By steveo
I need one final piece of information about the...

I need one final piece of information about the Planted 24/7. Is the 'dispersion angle' of their led lens 120 degrees? I posted a thread on this topic earlier in the week, and only got one reply...
Forum: Lighting   05-12-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By steveo
Marineland Aquatic Plant Lights will provide high...

Marineland Aquatic Plant Lights will provide high light PAR values (80+) at a 24" depth. This is a powerful broad spectrum light, that is perfect for plants. The built in timer is great too! The...
Forum: Lighting   05-09-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By steveo
Finnex led lenses- degree angle?

Current USA and Fluval sites clearly indicate their led lenses are 120 degrees. Nowhere can I clearly find this information for Finnex lenses, specifically for their Stingray and Planted + 24/7...
Forum: Equipment   04-24-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By steveo
An Aquaclear 50.

An Aquaclear 50.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-05-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By steveo
If you aren't overstocked, the Aquaclear 30...

If you aren't overstocked, the Aquaclear 30 should be ok. I got the 50 since it didn't really cost much more then the 30. I dial it down just a bit, but it really isn't overkill. That said, my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-05-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By steveo
I too have a 20 gallon long planted tank. I have...

I too have a 20 gallon long planted tank. I have an HOB- Aquaclear 50 on one end. On the other is an Eheim surface skimmer with an 80 gph pump pushing water from the other side. It's outlet is down...
Forum: Lighting   04-03-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By steveo
FWIW- see additional comments I made under the...

FWIW- see additional comments I made under the Planted +24/7 thread. With your lights, using dry fertilizers with the PPS pro system, along with 8 hour light cycles will be greatly beneficial. From...
Forum: Lighting   04-02-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By steveo
From what you posted you have: good quality...

From what you posted you have: good quality light, CO2- Excel and have the right substrate to be successful with plants. It looks like you are coming up short with your fertilization though. Algae...
Forum: Lighting   03-28-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By steveo
Yes- you will need two. I really like my...

Yes- you will need two. I really like my Marineland aquatic plant lights on my 56 gallon column. I use two of them due to the 18 inch front to back. It also has a depth of 24 inches. My Flourite is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-23-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By steveo
I have 56 gallon column planted aquarium in the...

I have 56 gallon column planted aquarium in the corner of our living room. A black background was placed on both the back and the side of the tank that faces the wall. Going this route allowed me...
Forum: Equipment   03-17-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By steveo
I too am wondering about this product. Since this...

I too am wondering about this product. Since this thread was started, maybe some additional information can be posted about this product. I recently saw the Rio 90 CO2 reactor and skimmer in a...
Forum: Equipment   02-22-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By steveo
OOPS- saw it on ebay ...

OOPS- saw it on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fluval-406-A217-External-Canister-Filter-up-to-100-Gal-/361430642150?hash=item5426f1ede6:g:5DIAAOSwIwhWSmLs

Looks like it's new, but refurbished,...
Forum: Equipment   02-22-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By steveo
You can get a Fluval 406 on Amazon for $179 with...

You can get a Fluval 406 on Amazon for $179 with free shipping. This is a good buy! The 406 on a 55 would do an outstanding job. They run dead quiet too.
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