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Forum: Lighting 07-28-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By tuvok
Never considered T-5 as I had not seen them in...

Never considered T-5 as I had not seen them in the stores around here. I'll look into T-5s as an option to see how they compare dollarwise. What is the recommended replacement interval for T-5s?
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By tuvok
Light options for 38g

My 38g 36"Lx12"Wx20"H is currently hosting some Java Fern, Anubias amd Java Moss with a single 24" 20w NO fluorescent bulb for light. The plants are surviving but could probably do better. I have...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,762
Posted By tuvok
Please let me repeat a few earlier posters. ...

Please let me repeat a few earlier posters.

That tank is awesome!

If you don't mind, do you have any tips for growing and trimming moss? Thanks.
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By tuvok
Undercabinet fixtures

One of the options I am considering t oget a bit more light for my tank on the cheap is to use two undercabinet light fixtures in a wooden box that I would place over a glass topped aquarium. I...
Forum: Lighting 06-09-2006, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By tuvok
Glomat kit

Any one ever use glowmat ballast kits as seen here:
http://www.petsandponds.com/securestore/c195895.2.html

I would be very interested to hear of your experiences, specifically, how they compare...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-26-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By tuvok
Just to let you all know how this worked out. I...

Just to let you all know how this worked out. I seeded the filter on the 5.5g and then after a day or so the nitrite was testing 0ppm. I added 2 (2cm long) endlers and the water after a few days was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-22-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 138,857
Posted By tuvok
So far C. habrosus is one of my favourite fish....

So far C. habrosus is one of my favourite fish. These guys have a lot of spunk and are not in the least bit shy (at least in my experience).
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By tuvok
Thanks again for all the input. I have to say...

Thanks again for all the input. I have to say that I have had good experiences both with fishless cycling from scratch as well as with using "previously enjoyed" filter media. The reason for my...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-16-2006, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By tuvok
Well, it looks like I already started a...

Well, it looks like I already started a not-so-well-thought-out cycle. I guess because I used a dechlorimining agent that did not convert the ammonia to ammonium the tank is going through some...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-16-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By tuvok
Thanks for the input. I will try option three. Do...

Thanks for the input. I will try option three. Do you think a big clump of floating java moss would help? I may not be able to head to the LFS for a while.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By tuvok
Should I fishless cycle

I just set up a 5.5g tank with the 18w Coralife fixture and a Red Sea Nano Filter and a Perfecto glass top. I replaced the regular Nano Filter media with an Aqua Clear sponge cut to fit. Right now I...
Forum: Lighting 05-09-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By tuvok
Thanks for the replies. As of right now I would...

Thanks for the replies. As of right now I would prefer not to go without a cover as safety and (for people and fish) is a concern. I will probably give the styrene a chance and I will take gbhil's...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2006, 03:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By tuvok
Cracked nano filter intake

I just cracked one of the tubes for my Red Sea nano filter intake. Does anyone know if this part can be purchased individualy somewhere? Right now I think the crack is not so bad that it could not be...
Forum: Lighting 05-07-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By tuvok
Styrene aquarium covers

Greetings all. I was just doing some web research on tank covers and came across the following page:
http://www.gcca.net/howto/tank_covers.htm
I like the concept for several reasons except for one...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By tuvok
Hydor is a very interesting manufacturer. They...

Hydor is a very interesting manufacturer. They seem to be coming up with all types of interesting equipment. So far all I have purchased from them is the inline heater. I was considering getting one...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By tuvok
Does anyone know if the bottle that comes with...

Does anyone know if the bottle that comes with the Hagen kit has any sort of pressure release functionality built into it? I seem to recall that was the case but I can't remember where I read that...
Forum: Lighting 04-08-2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By tuvok
Is it the same colour temp for the 20w, 24" T-12,...

Is it the same colour temp for the 20w, 24" T-12, tubes that ship with the 36" single-tube hoods?
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2006, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By tuvok
How is your research going on the Hydor Prime 10?...

How is your research going on the Hydor Prime 10? From what little I have heard this seems like a good entry level filter. I don't really need to get a new canister but I must say that I am curious...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2006, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By tuvok
Good to know. It is interesting to note that the...

Good to know. It is interesting to note that the store brand product with no reputation to speak of is potentially very reliable in its product representation. It inspires some confidence, although...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By tuvok
aquamoon: Thanks for your comments and advice....

aquamoon:
Thanks for your comments and advice. I actually have a Zoomed 501 but after reading the instruction manual and finding out that the filter has to be on the same level as the aquarium I'm...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By tuvok
Would an XP2 with the flow set as low as possible...

Would an XP2 with the flow set as low as possible be too much for a 10g tank?
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By tuvok
I saw one of those as well. On the Zoo Med the...

I saw one of those as well. On the Zoo Med the rated gph is 79gph. This implies a more powerful pump than the Petcetera version.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By tuvok
Rafo: Is the 501 filter below the tank. I read...

Rafo:
Is the 501 filter below the tank. I read one review that said that the 501 had to be on the same level as the aquarium. Any observations that you can pass on would be welcome.
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