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Forum: Lighting   07-27-2016, 09:49 PM
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Posted By detroit_fan
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Lighting   07-23-2016, 06:48 PM
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Posted By detroit_fan
Simple 29 gallon, 1 or 2 T8 bulbs?

Want to set up another tank, a 29 low tech no co2 or dosing. mostly Anubias, java fern, maybe a couple other low light varieties.

If I go with T8, will i need 1 or 2 bulbs for a low light set up?...
Forum: Substrate   07-23-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By detroit_fan
thanks for the replies. going to tear it down and...

thanks for the replies. going to tear it down and clean top to bottom soon, i'm actually looking forward to it. for some reason i enjoy stuff like that.
Forum: Substrate   07-21-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By detroit_fan
Tear down tank and clean eco-complete

Hi guys, need a little advice. My low tech 20 long has been doing good for a couple years now, but my black eco-complete is a getting some build up down in it and needs to be cleaned. (I'm sure i...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 08:01 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By detroit_fan
Thanks, I'll go with the aquaclear 20

Thanks, I'll go with the aquaclear 20
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 04:34 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By detroit_fan
Aquaclear or sponge filter for 10 gallon shrimp tank?

I've always ran AQ's on my FW tanks, but this will be my first shrimp only tank. I want to breed some RCS. Tank will be 10 gallons. It seems like the spnge would take up tank space, while the AQ...
Forum: Lighting   09-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By detroit_fan
thanks guys, i appreciate it

thanks guys, i appreciate it
Forum: Lighting   09-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By detroit_fan
How often to change T8 bulb and photoperiod?

I have a single T8 (life-glo) bulb on my 20 gallon tank. It's on for 8 hours a day, how often should I be changing that bulb out?

Also, do you think i can bump it up to 9 hours a day for more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-09-2013, 06:08 PM
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Views: 391
Posted By detroit_fan
sumps are very easy to make yourself using an...

sumps are very easy to make yourself using an aquarium, i'd really consider doing it yourself. all you need is some glass or plexi-glass, some silicone, and that's about it. a 75 gallon tank is 48 x...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By detroit_fan
yeah they are expensive, i just had them left...

yeah they are expensive, i just had them left over form when i ran reef tanks so i put one in the new planted tank. i actually had 2 of the mp10's and 2 of the mp40's on my reef tank, tunze and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By detroit_fan
i came over from reef tanks too and i am...

i came over from reef tanks too and i am currently using a vortech mp10w on my 20 long.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By detroit_fan
My wife is from Nashville and her family still...

My wife is from Nashville and her family still lives there, we go down once or twice a year so I will check out Aquatic Critter. Heading down december 26th actually.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By detroit_fan
neons like horizontal room to swim, i don't think...

neons like horizontal room to swim, i don't think putting them in a 5 gallon would be a very good choice.

how about a betta? or maybe a few chili rasboras, i've read of peopel doing 5 gallon tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By detroit_fan
i see, the reason i was asking is that in all my...

i see, the reason i was asking is that in all my years of saltwater reef keeping the goal was always to find great LFS. we have reefers that will drive 5 hours to get to a good LFS. i like being able...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By detroit_fan
Just out of curiosity, where do seasoned...

Just out of curiosity, where do seasoned aquarists get their fish and plants if not at a lfs?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By detroit_fan
yeah they are pretty big. i tried to get bigger...

yeah they are pretty big. i tried to get bigger plants since i expect growth to be slow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By detroit_fan
i've drilled holes in pvc for a similar reason,...

i've drilled holes in pvc for a similar reason, worked well. what is the brand/model of the pump? do you have a pic of the set up?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By detroit_fan
Thanks for the tips. I wasn't sure if i shoudl...

Thanks for the tips. I wasn't sure if i shoudl put the tabs in before i completed the cycle, but i will put them in tomorrow. I'm in monroe, about halfway between Detroit and Toledo along I-75. Are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By detroit_fan
not sure how your pump is set up, but when i ran...

not sure how your pump is set up, but when i ran SW tanks and used sumps i would sometimes use a pre-filter sponge to cover the pump inlet. is that a possibility for you?

I loved making sumps, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By detroit_fan
i don't think i have a jungle val:confused: ...

i don't think i have a jungle val:confused:

the ones in front are dwarf sag, anubias nana, and anubias hastifolia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By detroit_fan
I decided i wanted a few more plants so i drove...

I decided i wanted a few more plants so i drove an hour back to the LFS and picked up some more. I added another anubias hastifolia, an anubias nana, and a cryptocoryne lutea. I also added several...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By detroit_fan
Just planted my first tank, thoughts and advice from here ( pics)

I had to give up my 300 gallon saltwater reef tank due to my 2 & 3 year olds and not having enough time to care for it, so i set this tank up to fill my "fish addiction".

Tank is 20L, light is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By detroit_fan
If you go HOB I would suggest Aquaclear....

If you go HOB I would suggest Aquaclear. Excellence filters and if you check reviews you will see almost everyone loves them for HOB
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By detroit_fan
My cycling numbers, everything doing ok?

I set up a new 20 gallon long and just wanted to make sure the cycling numbers are doing what they are supposed to. I bought one of the "active" filters form angels plus to speed things up, not sure...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By detroit_fan
Anyone used these moonlights?

Just curious if anyone has used these moonlights-

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=23518

They are the Current USA TrueLumen LED Lunar Lights. Was thinking about...
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