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Forum: DIY 07-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 50,580
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've been following this thread for the last few...

I've been following this thread for the last few days and I'm quite intrigued. I'm planning on getting a 75G with one or two of these lights when I move in a few months, so I've decided to fill my...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Harry Muscle
Structural supports on Marineland stands?

I'm looking into possibly getting a Marineland stand, however, I've read a few reports that the stands don't actually support the rim of the tank all the way around, but only partially (ie: full left...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Harry Muscle
Would a sump be easier/faster to clean than a canister filter?

I recently started a thread looking for suggestions on which canister filters would be considered the easiest (read: fastest and least often) to clean. However, today I came across the idea of using...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Harry Muscle
I emailed them a couple of questions, but so far...

I emailed them a couple of questions, but so far I've gotten very short useless responses (ie: one was 5 words long, one was 3 words long :) ). I know a lot of people seem to like them, but so far...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Harry Muscle
They would be perfect if they didn't use those...

They would be perfect if they didn't use those weird screw on legs :( I was hoping to use a glass top which can't be done if I use those legs :mad:

Harry
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-19-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Harry Muscle
Low/Medium light recommendations for 75G

I'm looking for lighting recommendations for a 75G tank (48" by 18" by 21" high). Based on my calculations (using the various graphs on this forum) it seems like a fixture with 2 T5NO bulbs with a...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Harry Muscle
Wouldn't that put me way above low/medium...

Wouldn't that put me way above low/medium lighting?

Harry
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Harry Muscle
It looks like these would have to be...

It looks like these would have to be mounted/attached to something. I'm hoping for something that can sit on the glass cover of the tank (ie: standard aquarium T5 light shape).

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Harry Muscle
The problem with using CFL would be finding a...

The problem with using CFL would be finding a nice looking (ie: living room and wife approved) hood for a 75G.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've asked them a couple of questions via email,...

I've asked them a couple of questions via email, but I keep getting very short (ie: 3 words) replies that don't help me much. So I'm not too impressed with them although I know lots of people are. ...
Forum: Lighting 07-18-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Harry Muscle
Dual T5 fixture with 2 switches and/or 2 power cords

My lighting research continues ....

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a 2 bulb T5HO light fixture that has a separate switch for each bulb and/or two power cords. Basically I want to be able to...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Harry Muscle
That's perfect ... I didn't know this thing...

That's perfect ... I didn't know this thing existed.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Harry Muscle
Low/Medium light recommendations for 75G

I'm looking for lighting recommendations for a 75G tank (48" by 18" by 21" high). Based on my calculations (using the various graphs on this forum) it seems like a fixture with 2 T5NO bulbs with a...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Harry Muscle
Using a propeller powerhead to break up surface scum?

I'm in the planning stages of my 75G tank and one thing I'm looking into is getting a power head to provide surface movement and break up surface scum. I needed this in my old 55G tank and since I'm...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By Harry Muscle
48" T5NO fixture with good reflectors?

Can anyone recommend a two bulb 48" T5NO (Normal Output) light fixture with reflectors that would be considered good? So far everything I've researched that has good reflectors comes with High...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Harry Muscle
Fluval FX5 flow diagram

I'm researching various canister filters and I'm currently checking out the Fluval FX5, however I'm having trouble understanding the flow pattern in this filter. From pictures it seems like the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Harry Muscle
Fluval G3/G6 maintenance questions

I have a few questions about the Fluval G series filters. How often do you clean the filter cartridges on your Fluval G3 or G6? The manual recommends every 2 weeks but that seems too often for what...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Harry Muscle
What size tank do you use this on? Fully...

What size tank do you use this on? Fully planted? I'd love to go one year between cleanings :)

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Harry Muscle
Question Easiest/fastest to clean (canister) filter for large tank?

I'm in the planning stages of getting a large tank again and I'm doing research on which filter to get. Since this is going to be a fairly large tank (75G or 90G) I'm pretty sure I'll be getting a...
Forum: Fish 01-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Harry Muscle
Identify this fish

I'm trying to identify this fish: http://www.aquainspiration.com/nproducts/LIS/RBNW-m.JPG. The local name apparently is Rainbow Blue Neon. Unfortunately the common name is too general to figure out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Harry Muscle
Converting dry ferts into Flourish Liquid ferts

I have a 9G low tech tank (with medium lighting and no CO2) setup and I'm trying to follow Tom Barr's Non CO2 methods outlined here: http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/2817-Non-CO2-methods. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-29-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Harry Muscle
Question Identify a Tylomelania (Sulawesi) Snail based on Description

I'm trying to identify a specific Tylomelania or Sulawesi snail that I saw for sale about a year ago (that I would like to buy now but first have to figure out what it's called).

The snail is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-27-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've been doing more research on plant choices...

I've been doing more research on plant choices and I'm thinking of maybe trying Cyperus helferi as a background plant. I've had it before in a 20G a few years back and I liked it. I'm just not 100%...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-27-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Harry Muscle
Thank you for the suggestions. I'm really liking...

Thank you for the suggestions. I'm really liking the Aponogeton idea (I've had Aponogeton crispus before in a 55G I had a few years back). I'm just wondering if there is any species in the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-27-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Harry Muscle
30cm (1') Non-Stem Background Plant Recommendations for 9G Cube

I'm gonna be remodelling my 9G Eheim Cube and I'm looking for recommendations for a good background plant that isn't a stem plant. The water column is just a little less than 30cm (or 1 foot) and...
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