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Forum: Fish   01-25-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By CptanPanic
Thanks for the responses. The tank is a 55g with...

Thanks for the responses. The tank is a 55g with a marineland c220 canister filter. And I did a 50% water change before adding the fish, I used tap water and added water treatment in the tank...
Forum: Fish   01-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By CptanPanic
The tank is a 55g and I didn't quarantine because...

The tank is a 55g and I didn't quarantine because I got them all together.
Forum: Fish   01-22-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By CptanPanic
Why did my new guppies all die?

I setup a new planted tank over Christmas break and once I saw that ammonia went to zero I bought some fish. I bought some 30 neon tetras and 8 male fancy guppies to add to the ottos and couple of...
Forum: Plants   12-30-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,603
Posted By CptanPanic
If you are doing dry, you can try 24 hour light.

If you are doing dry, you can try 24 hour light.
Forum: Lighting   12-16-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 261,907
Posted By CptanPanic
This might not just be a case of output...

This might not just be a case of output variability of t5ho, but maybe 2 short bulbs do not equal 1 long bulb, but are really only half as bright.
Forum: DIY   12-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By CptanPanic
I don't have any pictures of the wiring, but it...

I don't have any pictures of the wiring, but it is very simple. I cut off the plug to the adapter, and soldered the white wire to the red wire of the led strip, and the bare wire to the black wire. ...
Forum: DIY   12-14-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By CptanPanic
So I got the led strip today and it is very nice....

So I got the led strip today and it is very nice. I hooked it up to an old 12v/400ma dc adapter, and it is nice and bright. Definitely recommend. Below is a test pic just sitting on the empty tank,...
Forum: Lighting   12-12-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By CptanPanic
PAR measurement in marlineland ad

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come, but I saw a lighting ad that had the PAR reading. It was for a new marineland LED fixture and they stated it was like 130umol at 12". Interestingly...
Forum: DIY   12-03-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By CptanPanic
I will take some pics when I get it setup.

I will take some pics when I get it setup.
Forum: DIY   12-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By CptanPanic
Found cheap LEDs for moon light.

My friend found this and it makes a great moon light. I just ordered some for my tank also. It is 1m roll of led strip that runs on 12V, and is only $5.10.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-29-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,406
Posted By CptanPanic
So is everyone using Millers Microplex plus DTPA...

So is everyone using Millers Microplex plus DTPA ? Does GLA carry the DTPA? I don't see it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-28-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,430
Posted By CptanPanic
Thanks for the info, I will use Purigen then.

Thanks for the info, I will use Purigen then.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-28-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,430
Posted By CptanPanic
Disadvantages of using Carbon filter in low tech?

Hello,
I am setting up a low tech tank with no co2, and minimal water changes. I would like to use carbon in my filter for clarity, but I was wondering if it removed too many helpful organicis from...
Forum: DIY   11-17-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,926
Posted By CptanPanic
Borrow a PAR meter and get some readings.

Borrow a PAR meter and get some readings.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,655
Posted By CptanPanic
Scary. This is the same model I have.

Scary. This is the same model I have.
Forum: Aquascaping   11-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By CptanPanic
Hardscape critique

I just got a 55 gallon on craigslist, and am getting it setup. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I plan to have the right side open with just some ground cover, and have stem...
Forum: DIY   11-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 121,401
Posted By CptanPanic
Do you have any pictures of this fixture? Any...

Do you have any pictures of this fixture? Any ideas why your PAR readings are so different than Hoppy's?
Forum: DIY   11-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 179,729
Posted By CptanPanic
Neat project, but that is a light sensor not just...

Neat project, but that is a light sensor not just PAR, so would measure lumens.
Forum: Lighting   11-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 261,907
Posted By CptanPanic
Hoppy, Can you add columns in your light type...

Hoppy,
Can you add columns in your light type chart showing LED's at the different heights using data from your LED chart.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By CptanPanic
Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-01-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By CptanPanic
How can I tell how much wattage the ballast puts...

How can I tell how much wattage the ballast puts out, there is no markings on fixture except "Coralife" I would say the light is 3-4 years old.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By CptanPanic
I meant to say I was going to replace the current...

I meant to say I was going to replace the current 24w bulbs with 54 watt bulbs. Is that still too much light? I need to get new bulbs since I think they have never been replaced.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By CptanPanic
Bought a used 55gallon, do I need any other hardware?

Hello,
I am planning on putting together a 55 gallon Low-tech tank, maybe with weekly/biweekly ferts, and want to know if what came with the tank will work, and if I need anything else. For the...
Forum: DIY   10-28-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 121,401
Posted By CptanPanic
I have a few questions: How does the PAR of the...

I have a few questions: How does the PAR of the LED's (Cree XR-E Q2) compare to similarly wattage T5's? In a PM, Hoppy mentioned he would recommend an array of 36 for a 55gallon, with 400mA for Low...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By CptanPanic
I think you forgot the link.

I think you forgot the link.
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