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Forum: Lighting   01-14-2016, 02:23 AM
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Posted By Kirbybtf
Wow that azoo looks really nice... Too bad I...

Wow that azoo looks really nice... Too bad I already ordered the stingray. Got it for 20 bucks new, couldn't pass that up.

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Forum: Lighting   01-12-2016, 07:07 PM
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Posted By Kirbybtf
Finnex stingray clip on

Setting up a 3g for my wife, would this be good enough for most plants? Or should I go with the planted + clip on?

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Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-22-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Kirbybtf
The amazon sword was sold to me as just a regular...

The amazon sword was sold to me as just a regular old amazon sword, could be something different though. I've never been much to keep up on all the crazy plant names. The name of red one that looks...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-19-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Kirbybtf
I think you're right, 36 sounds about right. And...

I think you're right, 36 sounds about right. And thanks! And sadly I'll be tearing it down in a few months cause I'm moving. Just another excuse to rebuild though.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-17-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Kirbybtf
Dimensions are...iirc 24x18x24. Lighting is a...

Dimensions are...iirc 24x18x24. Lighting is a finnex ray 2. Works great for low tech. Thanks for the compliments!
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Kirbybtf
60g tall update

Figured I'd post an update on my tank as it's been a few months. No c02. Finnex ray2. No ferts. And dirted. This is a zero maintenance tank, no water changes. ...
Forum: Plants   12-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Kirbybtf
Easy paludarium plants

Im wanting to do some emergent plants out the top of my ~65g, they will be getting direct sunlight and thats it. What can I find locally (home depot, garden stores, etc..) that will be easy to care...
Forum: Lighting   12-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
One weeks growth with just one planted +. Using...

One weeks growth with just one planted +. Using excel and dosing iron and manganese. I'd say it's working pretty well.
Forum: Lighting   12-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
And that's with just the moon light ...

And that's with just the moon light
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Forum: Lighting   12-13-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
Just filled the tank two days ago so it's still...

Just filled the tank two days ago so it's still pretty barren lol. But you can see how well the single planted plus lights up the tank....
Forum: Lighting   12-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
I'll get a pic when I get home. one covers the...

I'll get a pic when I get home. one covers the tank width wise, and height wise just fine. Can't speak for par level since I don't have a meter. But I just picked up some HC today so I guess that...
Forum: Lighting   12-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
I got the planted plus, and it looks great on the...

I got the planted plus, and it looks great on the tank.
Forum: Lighting   12-11-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Kirbybtf
Finnex Ray 2 on a 60g tall

I'm questioning if I can get away with one Finnex Ray 2 on my 60g tall. Reason being, I can't really afford to drop 250 bucks on lights right now. The tank is 24" tall and 18" wide. Will I have good...
Forum: Substrate   12-11-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Kirbybtf
No fish yet, just getting the cycle going until I...

No fish yet, just getting the cycle going until I get paid again. Then I'm going to get all the plants.
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
Thanks! Organic potting soil with black diamond...

Thanks! Organic potting soil with black diamond blasting sand cap.
Forum: Substrate   12-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Kirbybtf
I did some research and it seemed fine for...

I did some research and it seemed fine for aquarium use. I added it earlier with a thick cap of black diamond blasting sand, no issues with floating stuff...yet. Can't speak for once I start planting.
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/9696109...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/96961090dc8c882686fd2445602bbc4b.jpg

Will do. This is how it sits now, just started the cycle today. Going light shopping tomorrow.
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
Looks pretty good to me man! Does the tank look...

Looks pretty good to me man! Does the tank look yellowish to you? Or is it more white in-person?
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
Hey can I get a pic of your tank? I've been...

Hey can I get a pic of your tank? I've been debating between the 6700k and 10000k bulbs. I'll be sure to report back on which I pick, and how it goes.
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
How deep is your tank though? My 65 tall is...

How deep is your tank though? My 65 tall is pretty deep.
Forum: Lighting   12-10-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Kirbybtf
T5HO 2 or 4 bulb low tech 65g

Hey all, I'm getting back into the planted tank game after about a year long break. I'm building my largest tank so far, a 65g tall (36x18x24), and would like to stay low tech. I think I'm going to...
Forum: Substrate   12-09-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Kirbybtf
Will this work instead of mgops?

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It's an organic potting soil from a local gardening store. The owner verified no ferts or manure, 100% organic. Looked...
Forum: Lighting   12-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Kirbybtf
150w 20k MH + T5HO

I have an old Metal Halide I used for my reef tank and figured id save some money by using it for the new planted tank I'm setting up. It has a 20k 150w DE bulb in there right now, and two T5HO bulbs...
Forum: Fish   07-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Kirbybtf
Great thanks for the advice, how do you have your...

Great thanks for the advice, how do you have your tank set up? What do they like to sleep/play in? What do you feed? How big is your tank? I know I've read lots about them already but Id like to get...
Forum: Fish   07-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Kirbybtf
Axolotl temperature question

I recently came into a free 100g + stand. The wife would like to do axolotls, I've read many pages saying the maximum temperature is 74 degrees (60-65 optimal). However I've seen countless tanks in...
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