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Forum: Lighting 11-11-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
I appreciate your input! I kind of tossed ideas...

I appreciate your input! I kind of tossed ideas back and forth and for right now I think the light will be perfect, as I get to knowing the ropes more and if I do get tired of the plants I can grow,...
Forum: Lighting 11-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
OK, well I guess this is kind of an update on the...

OK, well I guess this is kind of an update on the thread I started awhile back. The last few days I have been gathering the rest of the equipment I need to start my low tech 75g planted tank (this is...
Forum: Fish 11-05-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
yeah I agree, the added stress doesn't seem like...

yeah I agree, the added stress doesn't seem like it would good thats for sure, but maybe those few extra minutes in a bath is better than carrying something longer and them succombing to it later....
Forum: Fish 11-04-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Fish Bath or Dip for newly arrived fish

I have been getting (slowly) ready to start up a new 75 gallon planted tank and have been researching about fish baths/dips for fish that are newly acquired even before introduing them to a...
Forum: Lighting 11-02-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Wow, thanks for your help yikesjason, I think it...

Wow, thanks for your help yikesjason, I think it would be a nice light to have in case someday I do want to turn the tank into a high tech setup. I will have to order that fixture and suspending it...
Forum: Lighting 11-02-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Now, I'm second guessing myself, the only reason...

Now, I'm second guessing myself, the only reason being is that I want a high quality light not just a piece of junk made in China. That was why I was so happy with the Catalina fixture, but if even...
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Of course, I should have given more info, the...

Of course, I should have given more info, the fixture would be for a 75 gallon standard size AGA tank. I do see what you mean about possibly one bulb being to much, so maybe I should consider either...
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
? about Catalina Fixture

OK I have decided that a Catalina fixture is what would be good for me to use. Upon considering that the T5 HO lamps have a higher intensity I know that a 3 x 54 light is a little overkill for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Wow, thanks Ariel thats really good to know. I...

Wow, thanks Ariel thats really good to know. I know of the pH products like you said but worry about the water being so volatile and not staying close to a certain value when using those. I also like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Thanks for the help so far. I spent a lot of time...

Thanks for the help so far. I spent a lot of time today looking at different journals and researching some articles on here about lighting. I was happy to see that Catalina is an American company,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
My fish really like the Ocean Nutrition flakes as...

My fish really like the Ocean Nutrition flakes as well, and they do get pretty excited about Hikari freeze dried foods (bloodworms & brine shrip w/ spirulina) Lately I had a free trial offer of some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Happy_Platies_88
Question Starting a planted tank for the 1st time...

I started keeping fish a year ago and absolutely love it, recently I bought a new 75 gal AGA tank and was really wanting to dive into trying a planted tank. I am brand new to this forum and know the...
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