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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 01:18 AM
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Update 27/11/2014

Quick update
Added about two dozens of Ruby Tetras, a few more Otos and a bunch of Beckfords Pencilfish.

Pre Trim
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x345/default91/photo1-1.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 11-13-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
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I'm not so certain I trust ecotechs spectrum...

I'm not so certain I trust ecotechs spectrum ratings.. Apparently going up 2% in uv shifted 5.5k to 15k. I tried lowering blues and still gave me ridiculous spectrum readings. I've had very good...
Forum: Plants 11-11-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
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1. looks kinda like Staurogynes Repen, but also...

1. looks kinda like Staurogynes Repen, but also looks like a Hygrophila that's just getting submersed growth, take another picture of this in a few days to show the new growth.

2. Bacopa...
Forum: Plants 11-11-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
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The first set of pics definitely look like...

The first set of pics definitely look like monnieri.
The second sets look like ludwigia palustris.
Forum: Plants 11-11-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
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Using echinodorus species with red hues could...

Using echinodorus species with red hues could offer you some splash of colour. I've seen melon swords under low tech with some nice looking red on them.
Other species I would personally recommend...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
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I am, it's just simply a small pump drawing water...

I am, it's just simply a small pump drawing water from the surface using a float. It's a pretty useful piece of equipment, but is it worth the price Eheim is asking? I personally don't think so, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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Thank you! I didn't realize how blurry these pics...

Thank you! I didn't realize how blurry these pics are once uploaded, hopefully I'll grab a proper pic once the tank grows in more.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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quick update 11/11/2014

a quick update of the tank
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x345/default91/cubeupdate4.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/default91/media/cubeupdate4.jpg.html)
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Forum: Lighting 11-06-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
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Thank you, it is starfire. The stock...

Thank you, it is starfire.

The stock template is pretty decent, I used it for about 5 days and plants reacted pretty well. I would highly recommend you play with it personally to get the schedule,...
Forum: Plants 11-06-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 977
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I found H. Pinnatifida rather trouble free. I...

I found H. Pinnatifida rather trouble free. I have had it in a couple of tanks and the only thing I dosed/added fertilizer wise in those tanks were flourish comprehensive and iron - also some initial...
Forum: Lighting 11-04-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
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Great looking tank. You would be perfectly fine...

Great looking tank.
You would be perfectly fine with DHG, my cube is the same height as your tank and I have Monte Carlo as my carpet with several red plants as well. The light output on these units...
Forum: Lighting 11-04-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
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It's nice to know that your light is also heat...

It's nice to know that your light is also heat trigger, as I was told they are suppose to be like the XR30s with constant fan operation. I'm just concerned that it requires so much heat for it to be...
Forum: Lighting 11-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
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I'm curious, are your fans on 24/7 on that unit?...

I'm curious, are your fans on 24/7 on that unit? or does it trigger at a certain time? I can't seem to find confirmation that these have thermal switches unlike their XR30s. This feels like my reef...
Forum: Lighting 11-03-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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Dosing that size tank with excel, you might as...

Dosing that size tank with excel, you might as well invest in a co2 system right at the get go and just skip the excel (way too expensive for that size).

I don't know what store you went to that...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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Update 03/11/2014

A quick update:
FTS
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x345/default91/cubetankupdate4.jpg (http://s1177.photobucket.com/user/default91/media/cubetankupdate4.jpg.html)

Right side...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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thank you! I had the hardscape up for a couple...

thank you!
I had the hardscape up for a couple of days and liked what it could turn into when the plants grow.. but now im kinda iffy about it, too short in comparison to the tank. The rocks were...
Forum: Lighting 11-03-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
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The OP mentions what light it is in the first...

The OP mentions what light it is in the first sentence.

For the OP, the light is not a very powerful light, but your balance with light, fertilization, and co2 is whats causing all the issues....
Forum: Lighting 11-02-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,188
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This fixture has been pretty great! Although...

This fixture has been pretty great! Although there are some bugs EcoTech can fix, the fixture has been working flawlessly after initial setup.
Quick question:
The cooling system on these fixtures...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-29-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
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Unfortunately they are, there are a bunch of new...

Unfortunately they are, there are a bunch of new nanos though, some better aesthetically, but the price range are all fairly high - just trying to profit off the trend I guess!
If you know anyone...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
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Smile Default's 33 cube + xr15fw

So recently I sold my nano and decided to upgrade to a larger tank!
As I really like cubes, I decided to grab another one - the tank is a 50x50x50cm StarFire 33G. I really enjoy reef Leds as well,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-29-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
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The aqueon nano aquariums are pretty nice :) and...

The aqueon nano aquariums are pretty nice :) and they're acrylic.
Forum: Plants 10-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
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This might depend on what humidity you have...

This might depend on what humidity you have without a cover, as every area around the world ranges differently.
Also what could help your cause is to start with a cover, but remove it once the...
Forum: Plants 09-28-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
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No problems, I find glosso and most foregrounds...

No problems,
I find glosso and most foregrounds attract BBA.
Does the plant only have 2 leaves per node?
Forum: Plants 09-28-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
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The plant is very flexible, I doubt you would...

The plant is very flexible, I doubt you would need that much like, as long as you have lots of red spectrum in your lights it's a big plus.
I have it growing in low-medium full spectrum lighting and...
Forum: Plants 09-28-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
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Looks like it could be glossostigma Elatinoides. ...

Looks like it could be glossostigma Elatinoides.
You can see how the new grow is runner like and is trying to grow horizontally.
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