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Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2017, 01:54 PM
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Posted By skanderson
yes I would consider adding 3k lights.

yes I would consider adding 3k lights.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2017, 09:35 PM
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Posted By skanderson
it might be just me but that seems like very...

it might be just me but that seems like very little light over that tank. assuming around 90 lumens/watt. you have around 120 watts over 460 gallons. that's about a quarter of the light I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-10-2016, 04:53 PM
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Posted By skanderson
love watching the tank develop. I would bump...

love watching the tank develop. I would bump that new cave off center a bit. it looks like it is dead in the middle of the tank and draws too much attention there. it would look better in my...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-01-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,937
Posted By skanderson
just a couple update pics since I had the camera...

just a couple update pics since I had the camera out. no big changes in anything other that the hemichromis spawning every couple weeks....
Forum: Equipment   05-01-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By skanderson
I'm not a fan of acrylic tanks. I like the...

I'm not a fan of acrylic tanks. I like the lightness and clarity and ease of scratch removal. I don't like the ease of scratching. the only tank that has ever failed on me was a 180 acrylic that...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-23-2016, 04:07 PM
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Posted By skanderson
sorry if I missed this in the earlier posts, but...

sorry if I missed this in the earlier posts, but what type of lily is that in the tank. I looks huge compared to the standard red lilies I see.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-20-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,937
Posted By skanderson
a small update. I had the camera out so I took a...

a small update. I had the camera out so I took a couple pics of the tank today. it is pretty much on autopilot at this point but I will be adding a few new plants once I have grown them up and out...
Forum: Lighting   03-07-2016, 12:57 AM
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Posted By skanderson
reeflab led.

does anyone here have experience with the reeflab freshwater array. I am looking over diy options for my big future tank and was wondering if anyone had experience with these units. any input...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2016, 07:56 PM
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Views: 18,937
Posted By skanderson
the barbs are barbus fasciolatus. the seem to...

the barbs are barbus fasciolatus. the seem to max out at under 2 inches and haven't bothered any plants or fish in the tank. they are also active but not frenetic and stay in the bottom foot of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,937
Posted By skanderson
a few new pictures of the tank to show some of...

a few new pictures of the tank to show some of the newer fish.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5334_zpsdltalxoq.jpg...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By skanderson
I'm considering a similar sized build. my...

I'm considering a similar sized build. my current plan is for a 72" wide by 140" long by 45" deep tank. I am planning on 6 250 watt mh lights down the center of the tank using lumenbright mini...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2016, 08:43 PM
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Views: 1,386
Posted By skanderson
thanks for all the kind words. I have a mist...

thanks for all the kind words. I have a mist king mister that goes twice a day for about a minute. I mist with r/ water. I feed a mix of D. melanogaster and D. hydei fruit flies once to twice a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By skanderson
my main thread on this is on dendroboard. if...

my main thread on this is on dendroboard. if anyone here is interested in nice vivarium/paludarium builds there are a ton of incredible builds on that site.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By skanderson
post was getting too long so I will add some more...

post was getting too long so I will add some more here. here are a few of the finished viv with its first planting.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/tankfrogday1001.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 10:34 PM
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Views: 1,386
Posted By skanderson
1600 vivarium

after posting pics of my viv on another thread it was requested that I start a thread to show some pics and specifics of my large viv build. I began this build a few years ago when my wife had...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,070
Posted By skanderson
this one. ...

this one.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5281_zpsxiact2n1.jpg (http://s1097.photobucket.com/user/skanderson2/media/IMG_5281_zpsxiact2n1.jpg.html)...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,070
Posted By skanderson
I'm hoping to get my vero 29 hooked up to 2A and...

I'm hoping to get my vero 29 hooked up to 2A and see what 10000 lumens looks like from that small an area. I may then swap it into my vivarium to replace a 24 emitter cree build I did a few years...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By skanderson
if you made it yourself you could do a nice led...

if you made it yourself you could do a nice led set for high light for that budget. verso for quantity of efficient light with 3 watt emitters around it to adjust the color to your liking.
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,098
Posted By skanderson
you could easily diy a sub 100 dollar led with...

you could easily diy a sub 100 dollar led with good color and reasonable control. off the top of my head makers heat sink 25, cheap dimmable constant current driver 17, and a vero 18 decora 25. if...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,937
Posted By skanderson
a few quick update pics after a bit of a clean up...

a few quick update pics after a bit of a clean up after a summer of neglect.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/IMG_5284_zpsgkhlkdll.jpg...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,196
Posted By skanderson
I remember when that was a popular rock for...

I remember when that was a popular rock for landscaping and was everywhere. for a tank a few years ago I went to about a dozen different garden centers until I found 1 that had a huge supple of the...
Forum: DIY   12-03-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,344
Posted By skanderson
that is what I wanted to hear about the violet...

that is what I wanted to hear about the violet leds. not a big difference but adds some pop to a few colors.
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By skanderson
I will have it drilled for an overflow prior to...

I will have it drilled for an overflow prior to tempering.
Forum: DIY   12-01-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,536
Posted By skanderson
very nice color for such a simple set up.

very nice color for such a simple set up.
Forum: DIY   11-30-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By skanderson
wow those yuji look good. may have a get a...

wow those yuji look good. may have a get a couple in to play with.
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