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Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 02-09-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By cclaeys
i have noticed the same thing, I have 3 fugerays...

i have noticed the same thing, I have 3 fugerays and the 2 20" are on 14" tall tanks and are really bright and vibrant, I have a 30" on a 20L and it is really weak
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By cclaeys
there are plenty of high light choices, but the...

there are plenty of high light choices, but the big question is - do you have co2. Those are typically high light plants and high light = need pressurized co2, otherwise I think you will growing more...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By cclaeys
i have a similar one of those beamworks things,...

i have a similar one of those beamworks things, they have poor dispersion, major spotlight effect, I dont even use the one I bought anymore, but I would doubt the longevity of them also, they seem to...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By cclaeys
the ones I have are pretty much the length they...

the ones I have are pretty much the length they state, there isnt a huge amount of bow on the legs and they only are lifted a little, I dont think you are going to be able to stretch it out to what...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 01-26-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By cclaeys
a 1 bulb t5ho? That should be more than enough,...

a 1 bulb t5ho? That should be more than enough, is it a 36" fixture?
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By cclaeys
i am about 1000% certain that unles you hang that...

i am about 1000% certain that unles you hang that a good distance above the tank you are gonna have some serious high light...why not one of those home depot desk lamps, you could easily raise it
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 01-19-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By cclaeys
I think with no CO2, fugeray is plenty, I have...

I think with no CO2, fugeray is plenty, I have one on a similar size tank and it is perfect
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By cclaeys
should be really white

should be really white
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By cclaeys
might wanna provide some more info on what type...

might wanna provide some more info on what type of plants you are growing...those odyssea typically aren't the best at putting out light. If it were me, I would replace all of the bulbs.
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By cclaeys
consensus is that the reflector isnt that great...

consensus is that the reflector isnt that great and the bulbs arent either, you will have to replace those actinics also, those finnex led's are getting some good reviews, I have 3 of them and they...
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By cclaeys
think those are actinics, you should replace...

think those are actinics, you should replace them, they are for saltwater. You sure they are T8's?
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By cclaeys
nilocg in the buy section - up aqua - even get...

nilocg in the buy section - up aqua - even get the fluid and drops, they work great!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-14-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,251
Posted By cclaeys
dont buy cheap weapons and buy things that ammo...

dont buy cheap weapons and buy things that ammo is not hard to find. I would start with a shotgun, Remington 870 12 gauge, a .22 rifle or if you want a pistol as .22, all will be reasonably priced...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-06-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By cclaeys
annubias, nana or nana petite, crypt parva in...

annubias, nana or nana petite, crypt parva in front of yer har har pirate ship would look ok too - add some green...or you could start growing some moss, just need some color in there that wont...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By cclaeys
sand on top/under of the gravel will work, works...

sand on top/under of the gravel will work, works better if you sift out the super fine stuff
Forum: DIY 01-05-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By cclaeys
yeah those plastic pot scrubbers are what I use...

yeah those plastic pot scrubbers are what I use too and filter floss or the batting for some water polishing if necessary - just make sure you get the ones without soap or anything else in...
Forum: Lighting 01-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By cclaeys
low light plants typically dont grow too fast...

low light plants typically dont grow too fast either...doesnt mean they aren't healthy. I wouldn't get too crazy with lights or excel if you want a shrimp tank, lots of light and slow growing non...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 01-03-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By cclaeys
That micro sword requires more light than the...

That micro sword requires more light than the other 2 listed, The Ray II would probably work better for that one, the Fugeray for your requirements and the other plants. With the Ray II you are still...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 846
Posted By cclaeys
$18 aluminum swap here in SLC - but then again I...

$18 aluminum swap here in SLC - but then again I am not going to worry about a couple bucks when every tank I get is safe and don't have to worry about testing.
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By cclaeys
Fuegray White Blue Same Time

You guys run both the white and the moonlight mode at the same time or just the whites. Using this in a 20L planted but with the blues the color looks a little closer/cooler to the 6500k spectrum I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By cclaeys
Excellent insight. I am trying to finish the...

Excellent insight.

I am trying to finish the top and presently there are no reflectors, when complete I will just paint the inside flat white.

As for planting, you might have a good point. What...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By cclaeys
cabomba...thats what it is. So ya think if I...

cabomba...thats what it is.

So ya think if I have 4 overdriven fluorescents that will be enough? sheesh, that is equivalent to like 250-300 watts.

The size is weird, I think it was a reptile...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By cclaeys
sorry about the details, I beleive it is 55...

sorry about the details, I beleive it is 55 gallon, 60x18x12. PH is 7.4-7.6 (iirc), water is very hard and very alkaline, I have the diy co2 setup 2x. I have 2 overdriven t8 fluorescents on it.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By cclaeys
What exactly causes this? Every stem plant (cant...

What exactly causes this? Every stem plant (cant think of the names offhand) seem to be fine for about a week and then they start rotting where they meet the gravel/substrate. I am using the shultz...
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