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Forum: Lighting 08-29-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By whitepapagold
The best looking is a mix of halides and T5HO-...

The best looking is a mix of halides and T5HO- IMHO.

The most fun is LED.

BUT I have yet to see any LEDs look as good as T5HO/Halide. I have a BML 6300K dutch coming for my hospital tank, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By whitepapagold
I refused to buy the holder too lol. I used old...

I refused to buy the holder too lol. I used old Rio pump parts and air line tubing to tie them to it...

I agree it's an amazing controller and it's just killer! Total luxury but worth every penny....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By whitepapagold
I ran my tank for over 4 years and outside...

I ran my tank for over 4 years and outside electricity and fish food, my costs were $40 in bulbs and $80 in CO2 - per year.

I run a chiller though so my electricity cost is higher than many.
...
Forum: Build My LED 08-27-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By whitepapagold
I just ordered and wanted to verify this is still...

I just ordered and wanted to verify this is still going on? I did mention my favorite dog in the notes section!

I assume so cause its 91 degrees inside right now... LOL
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By whitepapagold
Thanks all! I just ordered the original...

Thanks all!

I just ordered the original 6300K dutch.
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By whitepapagold
BML XB owners - a question?

I read many XB owners are running the lights at 40-60%.

Is there a reason to get the XB fixture and run it like above VS just getting the original fixture and running it at 100% or equivalent?
...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By whitepapagold
That was really interesting! And explains why I...

That was really interesting! And explains why I get a little more shimmer from my T5HO housing thats a few inches further away from the surface than the close fixture.

And Im really confused...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
Sunrise and sunset lighting... aka one fixture...

Sunrise and sunset lighting... aka one fixture off. 2 hours in the morning and 2 at night.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q225/whitepapagold/Mobile%20Uploads/20150825_232118_zpspdzqi49l.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
Ive always run CO2 on this tank. You don't need...

Ive always run CO2 on this tank. You don't need ferts and/or a heavy bioload for plants/co2.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By whitepapagold
Nice shots! The all ADA equipment really...

Nice shots!

The all ADA equipment really does look slick. Its like Apple- costs more but has a cohesive contemporary quality thats hard to match.

And in this case, the scape does the cost...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
Thats a BIG part of why this tank even happened....

Thats a BIG part of why this tank even happened. It was a reef tank prior and I would buy distilled water and mix my own... for 125 gallons... UGH For 2 years...

I switched to tap for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By whitepapagold
This is the only time I have ever wanted a fish...

This is the only time I have ever wanted a fish bowl type set up...

So brilliant!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
All of the plants I use are really hardy. Once...

All of the plants I use are really hardy. Once the CO2 is set up right, its autopilot. And NO STEM PLANTS!!!! The way they grow and propagate is annoying to me- I LOVE rhizomes and mosses.

I will...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
New crappy 720p video- 8/19/15 Tank 8/19/15 -...

New crappy 720p video- 8/19/15
Tank 8/19/15 - YouTube
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,678
Posted By whitepapagold
Heres a thought- Neither Tom Barr or Takashi...

Heres a thought-

Neither Tom Barr or Takashi Amano use PH controllers.

And both shut the CO2 off at night.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By whitepapagold
I bought my last T5HO fixture from home depot. 2...

I bought my last T5HO fixture from home depot. 2 bulb fixture plus hardware (plug, screws, etc) was under 50 bucks (bulbs not included).

Right now Foster and Smith have a buy one, get one free on...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By whitepapagold
The new shots look great. Its filling in nicely!

The new shots look great. Its filling in nicely!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By whitepapagold
Im not here to argue semantics. My...

Im not here to argue semantics.

My understanding of this thread was to get something to clear up BBA. Has an Amano shrimp ever eaten a piece of BBA? Im not going to argue that...

But they do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By whitepapagold
No. Honestly they are incorrect. I've been...

No. Honestly they are incorrect. I've been keeping Amana shrimp for almost 20 years.

They absolutely pick at it, but only on the Internet do they clear it up.

If it went away it's 100% because...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,148
Posted By whitepapagold
Thanks- I really appreciate that! And the...

Thanks- I really appreciate that! And the regulator works soooo perfectly!



At one point I almost rigged a marimo ball to roll down the large petrified plank... no joke!

UPDATE-

I saw my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By whitepapagold
Amanos don't eat BBA. If they pick at it thats...

Amanos don't eat BBA. If they pick at it thats only because theres something else stuck in the BBA.

If they did, the world would be a much better place....

If you have Amano shrimp, it has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By whitepapagold
Bolbitis LOVES flow. Literally LOVES it. So I...

Bolbitis LOVES flow. Literally LOVES it. So I would be shocked if that was the case.

Bolbitis is the plant I always put in front of the outflow.

Some easy plants good with high flow-
Anubias...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,678
Posted By whitepapagold
Luxury The only thing they do thats really...

Luxury

The only thing they do thats really great is let you know if there is a drastic change you may not notice otherwise.

But totally unnecessary.

And I just bought an Apex controller with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By whitepapagold
SAE won't eat the BBA unless they HAVE to. You...

SAE won't eat the BBA unless they HAVE to. You are all correct in assuming they are eating the food not the algae.

And even then, they won't really solve a BBA outbreak.

The only real fix is to...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By whitepapagold
Well? LOL

Well? LOL
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