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Forum: Lighting 12-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
Just installed the fixture yesterday and Im...

Just installed the fixture yesterday and Im really happy with it.

I would say the light is comporable if not better than my twin PCF 65 watt 10K setup.

Now its time to install my twin VHO bulbs.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By ralph50
Thanks. I have a canister with little if any...

Thanks.

I have a canister with little if any surface agitation.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By ralph50
I run two 20 watt T12 homedepot lights 18 hours a...

I run two 20 watt T12 homedepot lights 18 hours a day and then two 65 watt CF for eight hours.

Lets you enjoy your tank all day and night and gives you more control over algae.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By ralph50
White film on water surface on the surface.

My tank is about 15 feet away from my kitchen and I have noticed that a thin white/opaque film forms on the surface a day or two after I cook.

I'm wondering if the film could be bacteria feeding...
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
I also have a VHO ballast rated at 1500 ma. I...

I also have a VHO ballast rated at 1500 ma. I was thinking of buying some sho or vho bulbs and running them at different intervals.

Any suggestions? I like 10k.
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
Im pretty sure I didnt get hi output model like...

Im pretty sure I didnt get hi output model like you guys have.

The 36 inch is 4000 lumens and mine will be 3100.

I hope it work.
Forum: Lighting 11-26-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
Thanks guys I hope it works. I am...

Thanks guys

I hope it works.

I am tired of replacing my CFs every year.

If this fixture does a decent job I get my $ back compared to CFs in 2 years.
Forum: Lighting 11-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Aquarium-Lighting-F...

http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Aquarium-Lighting-Freshwater-Bright-p/56284.htm
Forum: Lighting 11-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By ralph50
**Update**Beamswork 48 inch worth it for $76

Hi, Just ordered the Beamswork 48 inch fixture for my 90 gallon planted.
These are the specs:

LEDs Count: 168
3100 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
156x 10,000K LED...
Forum: Ponds 11-13-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By ralph50
I know what you mean and I have some serious...

I know what you mean and I have some serious reservations of my own but we are going through with it.

We have decided to deal with problems as they arise.

Worst case scenerio is that it ends up...
Forum: Ponds 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By ralph50
Pond for a high school

My agriculture class is about to break ground on a koi pond for our butterfly garden. We want the pond to be between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons.

We have many ideas as to what our principal wants but...
Forum: Ponds 04-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By ralph50
Koi jump out with water movement???

Everytime I install a power head or any filtration device at least one koi always jumps out.

They seem to like swimming against the current and then jump out.

I'm thinking of making like an 8...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By ralph50
Questions about vals???

I have two types of vals. Jungle vals and the smaller kind (name?).

Is it possible for them to live without a flourite substrate???

They were doing awesome with it but now they are in a tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ralph50
Raising the temp to about 82 will raise the...

Raising the temp to about 82 will raise the parasite's metabolism and make them fall off the fish faster. This alone will work sometimes.

I don't know exactlly what your affect your med. will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By ralph50
Jungle Vals trimming

How can I trim my Jungle Vals??? They are growing all over the top and blocking the light.

Do the leaves grow from the shoot or at the tips?

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By ralph50
Yep. Its safe.

Yep. Its safe.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By ralph50
I see you used mineralized topsoil covered in...

I see you used mineralized topsoil covered in sand.

I have never used topsoil but have read that some may actually kill your fish.

There is a list of topsoils out there somewhere.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By ralph50
You can also jump start your cycle by "seeding"...

You can also jump start your cycle by "seeding" with gravel from an already established tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By ralph50
Have you considered changing your substrate??? ...

Have you considered changing your substrate???

While anaerobic pockets occur in most substrates the finer the substrate the greater the problem.

My bottom layer is flourite covered with a bed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By ralph50
I have plants touching my heater and have not...

I have plants touching my heater and have not noticed any ill effects.
Forum: Ponds 09-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By ralph50
Help me build a pond filter.

I have a Little Giant 200gph pump and about three gallons of bioballs left over form a reef tank.

I have a 350 gallon above ground pond framed in wood.

There are many ways I could run the...
Forum: Ponds 09-29-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By ralph50
Thanks for the info. and I'll check into the...

Thanks for the info. and I'll check into the regs. $50K fine Whoosh...
Forum: Ponds 09-28-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By ralph50
Pond plants from lake.

I am about to start planting my 400 gallon pond and the plants are pricey.

$40 for a water lily????

My pond is under an awning so it gets plenty of shade. I have zero algae problems but I am...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-27-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By ralph50
If you are going to drop it drop it on concrete...

If you are going to drop it drop it on concrete not asphalt.

Your rock is way harder than the asphalt.
Forum: Aquascaping 09-27-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By ralph50
I would try to score it with a grinder and the...

I would try to score it with a grinder and the use a 5lb. malet and a chisel to break it apart.

If you hit it very hard with a 5 pounder expect all sorts of fragments.

Be sure to wear eye...
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