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Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Gig'em
Underside of the heat sink?

Underside of the heat sink?
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
I believe the new trend is to go with neutral...

I believe the new trend is to go with neutral white now; cool white makes the whole set up look too blue and the neutral whites provide a greater range in the light spectrum. It also gives certain...
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
As for the number of LEDs, I just wanted 1.5"...

As for the number of LEDs, I just wanted 1.5" between each LED and I wanted the light to stretch over at least 80% of the tank. So it came out to 2 rows of 6. I may add more LEDs on to it later, but...
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
My box is still cool to the touch and so are the...

My box is still cool to the touch and so are the LEDs. Luckily the whole set is sitting right under my AC vent, so they are kept pretty cool. I also don't run my LEDs at 100%
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Gig'em
Just reading up on the forums, people who have...

Just reading up on the forums, people who have built there own LEDs prefer the royal blue and neutral whites. The trend seems to be 2:1 RB:NW, but I wanted to make it more simple so I decided to go...
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
Yeah if you need anything just let me know. I...

Yeah if you need anything just let me know. I think I made like 6 trips to Home Depot this week picking up stuff. If you're looking for the rubber grommets, go to the radioshack in Bryan by the...
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
No, I didn't feel it was necessary for a 10 gallon

No, I didn't feel it was necessary for a 10 gallon
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gig'em
A Step-by-step guide to building an LED fixture

Here is my LED build for a 10 gallon tank, it took me about 3-4 days after work. I was going to build it for my planted tank, but I wanted to build one for my reef tank first, so that's what this is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-12-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Gig'em
I've had the lotus in there for over a year and...

I've had the lotus in there for over a year and it hasn'y gotten much larger than that. Regular trimming keeps the lotus small and close to the ground.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Gig'em
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 03:02 PM
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Views: 1,005
Posted By Gig'em
I'm pretty sure it's a Rotala rotundifolia ...

I'm pretty sure it's a Rotala rotundifolia
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/109-Rotala_rotundifolia_Rotala_rotundifolia.html
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gig'em
Yeah I've been using a RO filter I installed...

Yeah I've been using a RO filter I installed under my sink. I'm not sure what the exact pH of my tank is though, I lost my pH tester a while back. I will probably be getting my fish from Austin,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Gig'em
That's a good idea! Is there any way to tell the...

That's a good idea! Is there any way to tell the sex of an oto?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gig'em
Yeah I'm considering getting rid of them. I did...

Yeah I'm considering getting rid of them. I did have fish, but most of them mysteriously died a few weeks ago. My otto is the only one left right now. Not sure what fish to introduce next. Maybe a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Gig'em
It's a tiger lotus. 3 to be exact. I bought it as...

It's a tiger lotus. 3 to be exact. I bought it as a bulb last year and it has grown into three separate plants. It's definitely my favorite plant!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-10-2011, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Gig'em
10 g planted

I thought I would post a couple of pictures of my 10 g planted tank, since who doesn't enjoy looking at other planted tanks?!?
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt290/GSMaroon/P1040909.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,558
Posted By Gig'em
Sorry it's been so long for posting, I got busy...

Sorry it's been so long for posting, I got busy for a while. But I'm back on track for building my LED light. Just a disclaimer though; I am building this light for a 10 gallon reef tank and not for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,490
Posted By Gig'em
That's an awesome tank! I love the thick carpet

That's an awesome tank! I love the thick carpet
Forum: Lighting 05-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,356
Posted By Gig'em
Your tank looks great with the light on there!...

Your tank looks great with the light on there! How hot exactly is your light getting? I'm hoping I won't have to buy a fan for man since it will have fewer LEDs, but I guess I won't know until I set...
Forum: Lighting 05-10-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Gig'em
I've been growing a bowl with only window light...

I've been growing a bowl with only window light for a year now with great results
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/136059-untended-window-garden.html
Forum: Lighting 05-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By Gig'em
I don't think moon lights are practical at all...

I don't think moon lights are practical at all when it comes to aquariums. Sure it looks cool and allows you to see at night, but if you're trying to make it more "natural", the moon lights don't...
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,356
Posted By Gig'em
What is the pretinning?

What is the pretinning?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gig'em
I can't remember if I set up mine before or after...

I can't remember if I set up mine before or after summer last year. I think I set it up before summer and left it untended all summer while I was working in Austin and nothing died then. As long as...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gig'em
haha yeah I thought so too, but it's only a minor...

haha yeah I thought so too, but it's only a minor cool front, it will be back up to 96 here by the weekend :icon_roll
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-05-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gig'em
Yeah I definitely suggest it. What do you have to...

Yeah I definitely suggest it. What do you have to lose? Just take a small empty container, a little bit of soil and just take a few cuttings from a tank and plant them and let nature do its thing. It...
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