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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By morelight
two 18watt led's is alot of light. I used a...

two 18watt led's is alot of light. I used a Finnex Fugeray on a 29 gal tank and that's only 10watts led. The plants were growing too fast with co2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By morelight
No expert here, but I would change the bulbs and...

No expert here, but I would change the bulbs and keep temp around 75F, Light on 8 hrs a day to start. The BBA is probably just a temporary thing from maturing. For evaporation consider a peristaltic...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By morelight
i had finally rid of hair algae. I cut down the...

i had finally rid of hair algae. I cut down the lighting period and less light. Plants are growing and no hair.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By morelight
maybe it looks like this ...

maybe it looks like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-f9KC1y2-I


all think it's a leach.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By morelight
it will be coming out of the tank and i hope i...

it will be coming out of the tank and i hope i don't have more. thanks guys.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-04-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By morelight
unknown invert

Hi folks,
can anyone id this one here's a link to a video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-f9KC1y2-I

thanks in advance.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By morelight
check out Firedup Aquatics, shipping is only 8...

check out Firedup Aquatics, shipping is only 8 bucks or so.
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By morelight
I can relate to the Acer story. I bought two and...

I can relate to the Acer story. I bought two and both died within two weeks of each other. Chiming in, My Finnex Fugeray is another dead product. I came home one day to find lights out. I replaced...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By morelight
i use peristaltic pumps. They are the safest way...

i use peristaltic pumps. They are the safest way you can do without an accidental flood. I bought two on [Ebay Link Removed] They are around $10 and you will need an adaptor, usually around a buck in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-02-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,412
Posted By morelight
Even if i had a real light bio load, such as a...

Even if i had a real light bio load, such as a shrimp tank, i would still do water changes. More is removed and replenished than just removing nitrates.
In a heavy loaded plant and fish tank, the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By morelight
What size is your shrimp tank?

I've got a 29 gallon with fish and i'm thinking of making it a shrimp tank. In it now are four neon tetras and three red tail white clounds and one guppy. I don't know what to do if my newly acquired...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By morelight
the zoomed 501 is pretty good, but if i had a 10...

the zoomed 501 is pretty good, but if i had a 10 gal i'd go with an internal filter with spray bar. They sell for about 9 bucks and free ship on the auction. I have one for extra water movement in a...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By morelight
sounds to me like the solenoid sticking. It's...

sounds to me like the solenoid sticking. It's nothing more than a steel post with a spring inside a coil . Most likely the spring is stuck. Try to remove the screws and free it up.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By morelight
inexpensive setup for co2 just for your info

here is what i use and it's been working for about 6 months setup this way:
Harbor Freight regulator
$35

WIC solenoid valve model 2PCK-1/8 12vdc-g
pressure: vacuum to 115 psi
$16 on EBay free...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By morelight
I know Aquatek of California sells one.

I know Aquatek of California sells one.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By morelight
I bought two needle valves from Premium Aquatics,...

I bought two needle valves from Premium Aquatics, $20 each. Solid and work like a charm. One for my 15 gal and the other for my 29 gal both wih $35 Harbor Freight regulators. Spot on. Watts...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By morelight
what specs to look for in a solenoid

need another system and looking for a solenoid, need info on what to look for.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By morelight
it's a good idea to plug all into a GFI. That...

it's a good idea to plug all into a GFI. That will stop the voltage before it kills.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By morelight
I swear by Tetras Safestart. It's cheap and will...

I swear by Tetras Safestart. It's cheap and will get a tank going instantly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By morelight
what color is the drop checker now? I would trust...

what color is the drop checker now? I would trust the checker and not go into the yellow.
I'm getting hair algae also, and from what i read it can be caused by too much iron. That may be for my case...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By morelight
just to be safe, i would add a bottle of...

just to be safe, i would add a bottle of nitrifiying bacteria such as Tetra start. Stuff is amazing and takes the worry away.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,342
Posted By morelight
the scarlet temple is in a 29gal and lighting is...

the scarlet temple is in a 29gal and lighting is Finnex Ray2
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,342
Posted By morelight
I have one scarlet temple plant and it's been in...

I have one scarlet temple plant and it's been in the tank about 8 months. Turned brown and looked just about dead. I added in a dose of Leaf Zone by API and less then two weeks it turned deep red...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By morelight
Some LED floods are not what labeled

Hi folks, Just a heads up on something that has happened to me twice. I ordered on Ebay a 20 watt flood from China, comes in and I tested and it is only 10watts. Label states 20watt.
Emailed...
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 68,919
Posted By morelight
yes, i'm a member. I have a finnex Ray2 on a 29...

yes, i'm a member. I have a finnex Ray2 on a 29 gal and fuge on reserve for when i need it. I got pearling with just the fuge on the 29. Wonderful energy savings too.
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