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Forum: Lighting 02-19-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Very Nice! I've decided to wait for the new...

Very Nice!

I've decided to wait for the new models but I will go ahead and purchase the filter, heater and the other equipment and get the tank moving. I'm hoping the new models roll out sooner...
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I was hoping the new 24/7 was already available...

I was hoping the new 24/7 was already available but I guess I could run the tank with a single planted for now and get it all cycled.
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Finnex Lighting for 40B

I am finalizing the setup of my new 40B tank and I am a little uncertain about the lighting setup.

Right now I have 1x 36" planted+ and I don't know if:

1. I should do a 2x36" Planted+ setup...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Could be for the entire chain since I bought a...

Could be for the entire chain since I bought a 40B for $1/per gallon a week ago. It ends the 26th of Jan and it applies for all tetra tanks up to 55g.
Forum: DIY 12-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I think your explanation is the best one to...

I think your explanation is the best one to describe what I am trying to do.

I wanted 16" lift when the canopy is up but I can work with 12 inches. In reality the outer tubing is as tall as the...
Forum: DIY 12-09-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
50lb canopy is a little scary unless all 4...

50lb canopy is a little scary unless all 4 corners of the canopy are supported when you "push" it up and down. . The only reason I would be doing this is because I am only housing LED fixtures and...
Forum: DIY 12-08-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I could not find anything lower. It seems that...

I could not find anything lower. It seems that these actuators are being used for vehicles so I guess they are designed to carry that much weight.
Forum: DIY 12-08-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
DIY Canopy Lift - Need help from physics or math Geek!

This is my plan for a stand and canopy combo. I wanted something really nice when I get my hands wet in the tank so I want an automatic canopy lift. The canopy is being lifted using a 16" linear...
Forum: Substrate 12-03-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
How will add dirt substrate to the water column...

How will add dirt substrate to the water column without mixing the dirt around thus creating an ammonia spike? I mean as soon as the dirt hits the water it will mix with the water even though some...
Forum: Lighting 12-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=189944

1 Ray 2 DS might not be enough. You might need 2 to cover the depth of the tank but it should give you 50+ PAR.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I don't hate the plant. If you don't manage it...

I don't hate the plant. If you don't manage it then it will dominate your tank. Also they can stay submerged without dying for a long time. I had a dozen that latched on the filter intake and I...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You need to separate the tropica. The tropica...

You need to separate the tropica. The tropica will have a nice growth if you grow it as one or 2 plants together. The wendtii can be made bushy but I think 3-4 plants together is a good amount.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You can build one if you are that type of handy...

You can build one if you are that type of handy person.

You can buy a temp controller box @ amazon and a plastic project box. The diagram can then be found on google.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-02-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I bought the 36" for my upcoming build :) I...

I bought the 36" for my upcoming build :)

I think I paid close to that amount for Ray2 18" 2 years ago. @_@
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Are you using a C02 reactor with the 2215? My...

Are you using a C02 reactor with the 2215? My plan for the 40 B I am going to setup was a 2215 but I decided I would get a 2217 since I will attach it to an insta mix C02 reactor and a hydor inline...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Hobbyist use PAR values to determine the type of...

Hobbyist use PAR values to determine the type of light they need or have in their tanks with regards to growing plants.

Manufacturers like finnex provide PAR values to help you determine which and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
PLanted+ 48" @ $100 Woot! :) Get em now.

PLanted+ 48" @ $100 Woot! :) Get em now.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Finnex fixtures have a max length of 48". To get...

Finnex fixtures have a max length of 48". To get the PAR you need you simply double the fixtures which should give you medium to medium-high lighting.

In the case of a 50 or 55 which is 20" tall....
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,156
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Nice! I am in the process of building a custom...

Nice! I am in the process of building a custom stand for a 40 B and I wanted to know what wood you used to wrap the stand. I initially wanted to do MDF and lay some Di-NOC vinyl wrap but it looks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Yeah I'm 100% sure I want the 36". Might be...

Yeah I'm 100% sure I want the 36". Might be tempted to get the 30" if it does go close to 50% off.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Get any of the floating plants like Red root...

Get any of the floating plants like Red root floater, frogbit or dwarf water lettuce.

Be prepared to remove them on a weekly basis since they will grow really fast.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Could be 40-50%! :)

Could be 40-50%! :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The fugeray planted+ and Ray 2 are both for...

The fugeray planted+ and Ray 2 are both for planted tanks. The regular fugeray can also be used for planted tank but is more of a low light version.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
This is cool. I guess someone from Finnex heard...

This is cool. I guess someone from Finnex heard all our crying over the 36".
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,583
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
ahahaha! I hear your frustration. I am actually...

ahahaha! I hear your frustration. I am actually waiting for the 36. I need 2 or maybe 3 for my upcoming build.
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