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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-11-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By Arkansas
Someone has probably already stated, but w" x h"...

Someone has probably already stated, but w" x h" x d" = ... / 231 = gallons. So if you lower the height by 4" or 5" or 6" then just recalculate.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 202,178
Posted By Arkansas
[QUOTE=etk300ex;4666433]Just got one of these...

[QUOTE=etk300ex;4666433]Just got one of these guys to replace my fluval 304 that I busted the case manhandling. Fit and finish is pretty damn good, everything fits together great. However the flow...
Forum: Lighting   10-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By Arkansas
I know this is going to sound a little “old...

I know this is going to sound a little “old school and cheap,” but through trial and error I have found that for my 55g which is 48” long and 18” from bulb to substrate, that I can use 2) T-8s @ 32W...
Forum: Lighting   10-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Arkansas
Thanks for all the good advise. I'm using the...

Thanks for all the good advise. I'm using the 2700K 13W because the discount/outlet type store that I shop had these for $1.14 and they were the right size to fit into those plastic light hoods that...
Forum: Lighting   10-05-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By Arkansas
Does a 2700K CFL have any plant growing ability?

My main aquarium is a 55 gallon with 2) T-8 32W @ 6500K and seems to doing okay. BUT, I have 3 10 gallon tanks. One has 1) T-8 15W @ 6500K that I'm too happy with. The other two 10 gal. each have...
Forum: Lighting   10-02-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Arkansas
If you could design your own aquarium - height & width

If you could design your own aquarium, not so much actual gallons, but the height and the width. What would be the ideal depth of a tank from the tube to substrate. I know the lights are above the...
Forum: Lighting   09-25-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Arkansas
I had an older T-12 single tube Gro-Lux on for...

I had an older T-12 single tube Gro-Lux on for about a month and not much was happening. I took the T-12 off an replaced it with one set of T-8s 6500K about 4 weeks ago and then added an additional...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-24-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Arkansas
Trying to maintain PH – while making weekly water changes.

I hope this question comes out okay. If one is trying to be consistent with water changes; be it 30% or 40% or 50% of a change per week, aren’t you pretty much confined or bound by whatever the tape...
Forum: Lighting   09-23-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Arkansas
Hoppy, just as a side note: if I do take off one...

Hoppy, just as a side note: if I do take off one of the sets of lights, I could put on in its place an old single light unit that originally came with the aquarium. It has an older T-12 Gro-Lux that...
Forum: Lighting   09-23-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Arkansas
55 gal. T-8 bulbs How much is enough?

I have a 55 gal tank: 48”long x 12”wide x 18” from the bottom of the T-8 tube to the top of the substrate. It is a dirted tank, with the usual low to medium light plants (amazon swords, jungle val,...
Forum: Lighting   09-22-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 219,765
Posted By Arkansas
Hoppy – This whole tread is outstanding and...

Hoppy – This whole tread is outstanding and really answers so many questions about lighting. I’m an older guy just getting back into the hobby and this talk of lighting is quite confusing.
I...
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