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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By doinkmobb
https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluores...

https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluorescent-lighting/sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes

I had this light over my neglected 55 and my undemanding plants grew pretty well with it. A...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By doinkmobb
I filled up the tank to just below the rim...

I filled up the tank to just below the rim aaaaannd...four fish jump out. I bought 5 guppies of which 2 males and a female jumped to their demise. One of my ancient lemon tetras decided to check out...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By doinkmobb
I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought...

I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought was kinda weird. I planted pretty heavily right from the start though, which may have helped. I'm sure I'll need to dial the light back some or go to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17.4 - Fred's upgrade

I think I'm much more of a casual hobbyist than many of you out there because I didn't take any pictures of me shaking the UPS man's hand as he dropped off the box containing my tank or me unwrapping...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-25-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,485
Posted By doinkmobb
They all eventually jump out. Always. I've...

They all eventually jump out. Always.

I've given up on hatchets. Even with a full canopy with just a small area cutout for the HOB filter, they still managed to suicide themselves. I even found a...
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By doinkmobb
For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55...

For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55 gallon; four 40W bulbs = 160w about 22" over the substrate. I was able to grow crypts, java fern, rotala, swords no problem. I briefly ran DIY CO2 but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By doinkmobb
It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed...

It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed it on the inside and outside. The first time I filled it up, it leaked a tiny bit - like a few minutes of droplets coming out. It looks horrible, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By doinkmobb
http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5...

http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes.aspx

I've got the 48" version over my 55 gallon. 54w of T5 HO is as good, if not better, than the 160w of T12 NO lighting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By doinkmobb
I cracked my 55 gallon in 2000 or 2001 - the...

I cracked my 55 gallon in 2000 or 2001 - the crack is about 4-5" long at one of the bottom corners of the tank. I gooped a ton of silicone on it (looks pretty messy) but I've been using it for almost...
Forum: Fish 06-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By doinkmobb
I'm done with hatchets and serpaes. I've got a...

I'm done with hatchets and serpaes. I've got a full canopy over my 55g and all 6 hatchets managed to jump out at the rate of one per month. And the serpaes nipped the hell out of my angels.

I've...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-23-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,326
Posted By doinkmobb
Is the tank 24" long? If so, try something like...

Is the tank 24" long? If so, try something like this http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes.aspx

A 24 watt T5 bulb with a good reflector should be a noticeable...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,415
Posted By doinkmobb
I wouldn't have to kill myself because I'd be...

I wouldn't have to kill myself because I'd be long dead before my apartment/house got to 90 degrees. That sounds like torture.



It's 90 degrees in the summer too! Death. If you are able to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By doinkmobb
It's clarkii, not clakii.

It's clarkii, not clakii.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-20-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By doinkmobb
48" T12 = 40 watts 48" T8 = 32 watts 80...

48" T12 = 40 watts
48" T8 = 32 watts

80 watts of T12 (or 72 watts mixed T8/T12) might be enough light to grow some plants, but only if they were right at the surface of the water. I had 160 watts...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-19-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
Thanks. My tank is woefully understocked at the...

Thanks. My tank is woefully understocked at the moment, with fish and plants. I took some pics a while ago, and I can take some new pics to compare. I would like to stock it a bit before I take pics...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By doinkmobb
The caption for the Planted Nano Tanks sections...

The caption for the Planted Nano Tanks sections asks "A little short on cash? Discuss any of the problems related to smaller tanks." After seeing the prices for some of these tiny tank setups, I've...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-18-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
Who would've thought that actually taking care of...

Who would've thought that actually taking care of my tank would give me good results?

The blue green algae is pretty much gone, the black brush algae is subsiding, the water looks pretty damn...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By doinkmobb
HPD = hours per day? Why would someone keep their...

HPD = hours per day? Why would someone keep their light on for 24 hours a day? Even in theory, that makes no sense. Doubling your amount of light doesn't automatically translate into being able to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
Made some progress on the tank... I finally...

Made some progress on the tank...

I finally replaced the broken impeller cover and ceramic impeller rod on my fluval 304. I didn't realize how much flow I was losing by using a flimsy piece of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-29-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
I've got dry ferts on order, and I'm thinking...

I've got dry ferts on order, and I'm thinking I'll make my own root tabs with empty gel capsules and whatever I decide to stick in them.

The substrate will stay as is. If the tank comes back to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-29-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
I'll see if I can get the algae under control...

I'll see if I can get the algae under control somewhat and then start with some root tabs and dry ferts. I've got Excel also.

The light will be in a DIY canopy at least 4" above the water. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
When I first set up the tank, the substrate was...

When I first set up the tank, the substrate was potting soil covered with gravel. When I moved, the substrate was completely disturbed and I probably lost most of the benefits of the bottom lawyer of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By doinkmobb
Revive my dying 55

I've had a planted 55 gallon set up existing in different iterations for the past 5-6 years.

A little history (or a lot actually, this is kinda long):

I started out with a potting soil...
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,322
Posted By doinkmobb
Sunlight Supply makes T5 strip lights for...

Sunlight Supply makes T5 strip lights for relatively cheap. The hydroponic store near my job sells the 2 ft Sun Blaster strip with a reflector for $40 and the 4 ft version for $50.
...
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 209,175
Posted By doinkmobb
Ah. OK. My fixture has only one power cord and no...

Ah. OK. My fixture has only one power cord and no switches - it lights up when it's plugged in.

I have 4 T12 bulbs 20" above the substrate, with mylar film affixed behind the bulbs acting as...
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