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Forum: Algae 12-31-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Josh-HL
Tank taken a turn for the worst

Planted my 240L/64 US Gal - 121 x 41 x 55cm over a month ago, I say planted, slowly buying a plant at a time (its still not finished waiting for new years to get out the way so delivery wont be...
Forum: Lighting 12-28-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Josh-HL
Just put the other 2 bulbs on top of the tank, i...

Just put the other 2 bulbs on top of the tank, i had to move the other 2 to the back of the tank so it doesn't really light the very front of the tank. So what I'm thinking of trying is 3.5 hours on...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Josh-HL
Thanks for the replies. I'll think I'll give it a...

Thanks for the replies. I'll think I'll give it a go with the 4, just adding small amounts of time each week. The hc I planted this week has already started spreading with just 2 bulbs so its...
Forum: Lighting 12-25-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Josh-HL
Just found this, it's exactly the same tank as...

Just found this, it's exactly the same tank as mine with the same light unit. 4x 54w has worked well in there http://www.tropica.com/en/layouts/layout-62-(240l)/description.aspx
Forum: Lighting 12-25-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Josh-HL
Thanks, yeah I know you can really work out the...

Thanks, yeah I know you can really work out the lighting based on that old method but kinda gives a rough idea.

I'll try just adding more light for an hour, see how that goes. Would you recommend...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Josh-HL
Small update, these aren't the latest pics. The...

Small update, these aren't the latest pics. The HC has been planted since taking these pics and I've chucked out a couple of the bunched plants as I wasn't too keen on them.
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Forum: Lighting 12-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Josh-HL
4x 54w too much?

Hi

I have a 240L (about 63 US gallons) tank, dimensions 121 x 41 x 55 cm and I have 4x 54w however I am only using 2 of them at the moment as I'm not sure if this is too much light or not? They're...
Forum: Plants 12-16-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Josh-HL
Wondering if the one on the right is Ludwigia...

Wondering if the one on the right is Ludwigia Arcuata, not sure though
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Josh-HL
So the wood is soaking and still leaching...

So the wood is soaking and still leaching tannins, probably easier to plant when its not full of water but I dont really know what I want till its full so I have done it this way round.

Tank is...
Forum: Plants 12-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Josh-HL
Help me identify these?

I normally like to research plants online first so I know exactly what they are and their requirements however I got given these today but they had no idea what they are and neither do I...

Please...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Josh-HL
Yeah it does have an internal filter which is...

Yeah it does have an internal filter which is pretty good from what I've heard. You're right an external is by no means necessary and I don't really have a reason for wanting one :icon_roll
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Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Josh-HL
My Rio 240

Recently bought a Juwel Rio 240 so here it is. (iPhone pics only at the moment)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/onzabikes/34180793-59A0-45C1-91B5-C0487C93388C-1281-000001284F06C9B8.jpg
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Forum: Lighting 11-18-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Josh-HL
Going to go to my lfs and ask if they are t5ho...

Going to go to my lfs and ask if they are t5ho today.

If they are, this chart says I would have high intensity... tank height 20 inches, on top of the tank, 2x t5ho. If they're t5no however then...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Josh-HL
Ok well going by the watts per gallon thing which...

Ok well going by the watts per gallon thing which I know isn't completely accurate, the lighting is no where near good enough.

I don't know if they are t5ho and how much of a difference that...
Forum: Lighting 11-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Josh-HL
lighting for a 200L tank

Hi there

Looking to upgrade to a new tank from my 60L and found a nice 200L (about 52 us gallons) in my LFS that I might buy.

It has 2 x 39w T5 lights, not sure what bulbs are included with...
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Josh-HL
Hmm from a quick google doesn't look like the...

Hmm from a quick google doesn't look like the Finnex Fugeray is available in the UK :(
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Josh-HL
Thanks I'll check out the Finnex Fugeray, I'm not...

Thanks I'll check out the Finnex Fugeray, I'm not really able to hang any lights unfortunately.

And yeah a betta could be possible I do have on in my 60L at the moment though so maybe something...
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Josh-HL
Upgrade lighting on Fluval Spec

Hi

I'm looking to buy a Fluval spec 19l just to see what I can do with it really.

In my bigger tanks i've stuck to low light plants etc however in this i'm not really looking to add fish due...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-13-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Hi
Views: 572
Posted By Josh-HL
Thanks for the welcome and advice on the led...

Thanks for the welcome and advice on the led light, I'll give that a miss then.

Can anyone give me advice for what will grow in the Plant substrate with low light (single t8 46cm 15w in 60l tank)...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-11-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Hi
Views: 572
Posted By Josh-HL
Went to the local fish store today and found 18"...

Went to the local fish store today and found 18" Marineland Double Bright LED Light for a reasonable price.

If I replaced my t5 with this, would it be a suitable upgrade for more than low light...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Hi
Views: 572
Posted By Josh-HL
Thanks everyone for the welcome and advice. ...

Thanks everyone for the welcome and advice.

I'm off to a local fish store today so I will see if I can get a better bulb that'll fit.

I'll look into co2 will I'm there too, what would the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Hi
Views: 572
Posted By Josh-HL
Yeah it's just a 15w tube in the lid that came...

Yeah it's just a 15w tube in the lid that came with those tank kits with the pump, light, heater included etc.

I wouldn't mind changing the bulb if it's just a direct replacement, just not too...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Hi
Views: 572
Posted By Josh-HL
Hi

Hello, just found this forum after searching for advice on planted aquariums and the information seemed useful so thought i'd sign up.

Looking to see what can be achieved with the standard bulb...
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