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Forum: Lighting 04-04-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By ChuckD
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

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

If you want a cheap solution with cheap replaceable bulbs do this

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153195

Nobody...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By ChuckD
After replacing the bulbs once in that dual t5...

After replacing the bulbs once in that dual t5 fixture you would be looking at about the same price and you will be doing that twice a year.

The FugeRay uses 7000k LEDs which produce no yellow...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By ChuckD
I am really digging my 30" FugeRay LED on my 29g....

I am really digging my 30" FugeRay LED on my 29g. Great price for LED and it will get you to the low end of medium lighting.
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By ChuckD
Here...

Here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153195) is some good info on the CFL clamp light solution.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-26-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By ChuckD
Blue Basalt Rock?

My local landscaping supply shop has granite and blue basalt for $3 a 5 gallon bucket. I did some research and wasn't able to find anything much on blue basalt. I have read that basalt is safe but I...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ChuckD
Stuff coming out of SunSun filter

I have had my new tank up and running for about a week now. My spray bar has just started shooting out a bunch of clear looking flakes. Anyone else experience anything like this? Was there something...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Boiled it about 5 times now. Water seems about as...

Boiled it about 5 times now. Water seems about as dark as it did the first time. Here is a picture of the sap. Not really bubbling out or anything, just sticky spots. This is probably the worst of it...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 46,542
Posted By ChuckD
SunSun Pimp #83. Been up for about a week....

SunSun Pimp #83. Been up for about a week. Digging it. Had to fight the tubes for about an hour trying to straighten them out a bit but I am guessing all canisters are like this. Do you guys somehow...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Doesnt really look like much. Just some little...

Doesnt really look like much. Just some little circular spots maybe 1/8" wide and sticky. I will try to post a pick when I get home.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Update... Sap

Ok... so i know that soft woods are not good. I took my two pieces of Mopani and 4 or so of the hardest pieces of the driftwood I found and put it in a boiling pot. After about ten minutes there was...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-17-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Just picked up some wood and rocks at the local beach

OK... just spent 5 minutes at the beach and picked up what it seems like the LFS would charge 200 bucks for. I know there are certain types of wood and rocks that are not recommended for tanks....
Forum: Lighting 03-15-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ChuckD
Those are difinately 6500k. I picked up a bunch...

Those are difinately 6500k. I picked up a bunch on sale the other day at ACE for around 2 bucks a piece. Lowes also carries the 6500k Sylvania compact bulbs that have a smaller spiral which might be...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-15-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Purigen is on the way. Amazon Prime FTW.

Purigen is on the way. Amazon Prime FTW.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-15-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
I will give that a shot. Hopefully i can get it...

I will give that a shot. Hopefully i can get it to stay, it is pretty thin. Might have to use a side wall.

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 161,366
Posted By ChuckD
Attaching the skimmer to the lower intake tubes

Maybe i was missing an attachment or the trick to attaching it. I ended up cracking the bottom of the skimmer piece trying to get the lower tube to attach. Anyone else with the same experience?...
Forum: Lighting 03-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By ChuckD
I just removed the mounts and put mine directly...

I just removed the mounts and put mine directly on the tank behind the black hinge from the marineland glass canopy i have. That way the hinge isn't blocking any light. I don't really see any other...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-14-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
I have it soaking right now. I have heard that...

I have it soaking right now. I have heard that some people expedite the process by boiling the wood. I have heard that trace detergents will destroy fish tanks. Wouldn't you get trace dish soap...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-14-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By ChuckD
Newb here, just got some mopani wood

I am working on starting my first fairly low tech planted tank. So far I have a 29 gallon with a fugeray led light and 60lbs of eco-complete. Unable to fill the dang thing till my wife decides where...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ChuckD
Thanks. I have exchanged a few emails with that...

Thanks. I have exchanged a few emails with that company and they said they do have a 30" version that you can order but is not listed on the website yet for and extra 15 bucks over the 24". The 30"...
Forum: Lighting 02-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ChuckD
Lighting for 54 gallon corner.....again

I recently aquired a 54 gallon corner tank. After several days of research I have come to find that there is no great way to light this thing for a planted tank. The width at the top of the tank is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By ChuckD
54 gallon corner tank lighting...... again

Moved to lighting forum. Can somebody tell me how to delete this? I am a newb.

I recently aquired a 54 gallon corner tank. After several days of research I have come to find that there is no great...
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