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Forum: Lighting 02-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By smracer31
i would steer clear of the double bright led. for...

i would steer clear of the double bright led. for the price, you can get a much better light.
Forum: Lighting 02-29-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By smracer31
Catalina aquariums makes good hoods for...

Catalina aquariums makes good hoods for relatively cheap.
If you want an off the shelf light i would get the aquatic life fixture.

If your going the non-c02 route however, i would suggest...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,204
Views: 264,285
Posted By smracer31
Hi Tom, Great tank! Can you elaborate more on...

Hi Tom, Great tank!
Can you elaborate more on this, or perhaps point me in the right direction as im sure this has been discussed. Are you trimming the stems pretty low in order for the plant to...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,200
Posted By smracer31
ive had the 400 running on my 50 gallon for about...

ive had the 400 running on my 50 gallon for about 2 weeks now, so far its been great, dont hear it at all
Forum: Lighting 02-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By smracer31
plants will do better in the 6500k spektrum. With...

plants will do better in the 6500k spektrum. With a 4 lamp fixture you have a few options, you could put a 10k light in the foreground to get the bright light your looking for, two 6500k lights in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-16-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,784
Posted By smracer31
Tanks looking good! Are you using 2 geisemann...

Tanks looking good!
Are you using 2 geisemann powerchromes?
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By smracer31
I tried the marineland double bright and hated...

I tried the marineland double bright and hated it, im not sure why, but i noticed a common trend with this light, it grows great algae, but not great plants, maybe i was doing something wrong, i...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By smracer31
I can try to get a video on youtube, i use an...

I can try to get a video on youtube, i use an inline c02 diffuser, so looking at all the bubbles moving around the tank, its easy to see where the flow is.

fyi, i posted a full tank shot in your...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 100,996
Posted By smracer31
I would try to avoid a spray bar the length of...

I would try to avoid a spray bar the length of the tank, I had this on my 12 gallon long and i eventually ended up with a clear acrylic tube that looked like this...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By smracer31
Just wanted to post a follow up on the cal aqua...

Just wanted to post a follow up on the cal aqua 13mm lily pipes I posted above. I eventually ordered them after trying many different spray bar configurations, I must admit I wish I ordered them...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,074
Posted By smracer31
This is good :thumbsup:

This is good :thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,074
Posted By smracer31
Its hard to ask for advice on hardscape cause...

Its hard to ask for advice on hardscape cause everyone has their own opinions, if it were my tank however, i would try to put an angle to it. i like the position on the first tank, but i would rotate...
Forum: Algae 02-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By smracer31
GDA 'cycling', but attracting hair algae

So i changed my lighting setup on my high tech 12 gallon and it induced some GDA (green dust algae) on the glass before i was able to raise the light up. Per research on it here, i decided to let it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,814
Posted By smracer31
cool looking tank! what type of anubias is that?

cool looking tank!
what type of anubias is that?
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,423
Posted By smracer31
You ideas are good, but you can do it for a lot...

You ideas are good, but you can do it for a lot less i think.

Filter - I would look into aquatop filters, you can get two cf-300 canisters if you want that much filtration. Im currently setting up...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,628
Posted By smracer31
The aquatic life fixtures have very good...

The aquatic life fixtures have very good reflectors, perhaps i missed it, but what size tank is this going on, and the tanks dimensions?
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-25-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,217
Posted By smracer31
they look like nematodes to me, whats your...

they look like nematodes to me, whats your feeding schedule like?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,114
Posted By smracer31
any algae issues with that light? its seems like...

any algae issues with that light? its seems like its way overrated for this tank, but ive seen a few members using the same setup with great success.
Forum: Lighting 01-07-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By smracer31
I have the double bright 36" marineland leds...

I have the double bright 36" marineland leds above my 12 gallon long and so far im not that impressed with my hc and dhg growth. I actually ordered a 2x39 watt t5 HO light to put over the tank based...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,938
Views: 653,780
Posted By smracer31
Finally got around to redoing my pathetic edge! I...

Finally got around to redoing my pathetic edge! I took the top off this thing a while ago, couldn't stand that small hole!I will start a journal soon for this, still waiting on my canister filter,...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,150
Posted By smracer31
looks like your getting a pretty good current out...

looks like your getting a pretty good current out of that power head. Ill be interested in what livestock you chose. I just added my fish to my 12 gallon long tank yesterday and had to change the...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By smracer31
im running a fluval 205 on this tank($80 through...

im running a fluval 205 on this tank($80 through amazon), so far i have the flow dialed back to 50% ad flow is great throughout the tank. I plan to get lily pipes, i wouldn't get any smaller than 1/2...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,499
Posted By smracer31
update with added flora

update with added flora
Forum: Tank Journals 11-29-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,499
Posted By smracer31
12 gallon long coffee table tank

Finally pulled the gun on one of these tanks after admiring many members journals on here. This is my second planted tank, im still learning but doing as much research as possible.Ill try to update...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By smracer31
looks like you plan to do some hc for flora, i...

looks like you plan to do some hc for flora, i would go with the double bright.
take a look at their brochure, it has included par readings for their lighting from 12 and 24 inches from the light. ...
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