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Forum: Lighting   12-15-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Sand
is it? phased out of what? just fish tank...

is it? phased out of what? just fish tank lighting manufacturing or house stuff too? most of my inside home lights are incandescent.
and why?

Bump: ok, just found the answer :) i didn't know...
Forum: Lighting   12-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Sand
Govt mandates no more fluorescent lighting? HUH?

I just read this quote about why fluorescent lighting is discontinued, for one thing I didn't know it was discontinued, here is the quote "they are discontinued by government mandate and LEDs do use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-02-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Sand
yes wild rose that sounds like them, but it came...

yes wild rose that sounds like them, but it came from outside, not my aquarium.
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,741
Posted By Sand
any particular brands that you would recommend?

any particular brands that you would recommend?
Forum: Aquascaping   11-30-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Sand
it looks great!. when i get too much algae i...

it looks great!. when i get too much algae i black out & don't feed the fish for three days and/or i add phos guard cuz i have high phosphates in my tap water
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Sand
what are skinney white worms from outside?

my bushy noses had a boat load of babies. i started a new 20 gallon long for the babies yesterday. I have some great weeds from my yard which thrive underwater (sorry i don't know the name) anyway,...
Forum: Fish   04-18-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By Sand
oh ya, one of my all time favorite schools. i...

oh ya, one of my all time favorite schools. i prefer the regular white clouds. i LOVE to watch that DANCE the boys do for each other! it's fascinating! it cracks me up! they shimmer and they are...
Forum: Fish   04-17-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By Sand
in my jack dempsey tank i have giant danios....

in my jack dempsey tank i have giant danios. originally i obtained them for dither fish or just something extra. now that they are established the colors are oh so beautiful. BUT they sure will NOT...
Forum: Fish   04-05-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sand
i had that happen when i added ferts which had...

i had that happen when i added ferts which had copper.
i did an 80 % water change (added new water slowwwwly) added some charcoal (but probably didn't need to since I changed so much water)
and I...
Forum: Lighting   04-05-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Sand
actually i think after everything i've read i'll...

actually i think after everything i've read i'll stick with fluorescent. i have reg and compact now, they work, so what was i thinking. lol
Forum: Lighting   04-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Sand
LED's, Aqueon or Ecoxotic (Freshwater planted)

i've NEVER used LED's, but i'm gonna take the plunge. so far it's either Aqueon-cuz they're at my local store, or or Ecoxotic (Freshwater planted).

also regarding the Ecoxotic stunner-led-strips,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-05-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Sand
i bought the bottl- liquid- drops- nitrate test...

i bought the bottl- liquid- drops- nitrate test today.
thk u so much for all of your input:fish:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-03-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Sand
mardel 5 in 1 test strips, question

on my mardel 5 in 1 test strip, the top square, which is for nitrates, is brown when I take it out of the bottle and brown after I dip it.
well brown is not an option on the comparison chart. I have...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-31-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,845
Posted By Sand
what is an MTS tank? Malaysian trumpet snails...

what is an MTS tank? Malaysian
trumpet snails are in it?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-27-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By Sand
Will these small LED support plants?

Will the small led lights on the less expensive tanks like the Tetra LED Aquarium Kit - 3 Gallon Cube, support plants?

(http://www.thatpetplace.com/tetra-led-aquarium-kit-3-gallon-cube)
if...
Forum: Lighting   12-25-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sand
I just read the info on that link, so is that...

I just read the info on that link, so is that only for reef tanks, not freshwater planted?
Forum: Lighting   12-25-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Sand
Lighting, No Comprende

do the freshwater fluorescent bulbs for planted tanks have UVA and UVB for my turtles?? WHAT? I have read a LOT and I still don't know. They live in a heavily planted tank so I need to keep my plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-23-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Sand
hehehe well, it looks nice on my front porch...

hehehe well, it looks nice on my front porch after all this time. I planted it in flourite. Sometimes i set in the tank for a few days for some nutrients, then back on the front porch it goes :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sand
all great points, thank you :)

all great points, thank you :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sand
oh cool littlefish, u have a link to any photos i...

oh cool littlefish, u have a link to any photos i could see?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sand
ya good idea, i could add to the water column. ...

ya good idea, i could add to the water column.
and for as much as i paid 4 the fluorite and for all of it's porosity, i'd use it in the canister, sure why not :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sand
found something from Seachem, says it doesn't get...

found something from Seachem, says it doesn't get into the water column. doesn't make sense to me, but okay, maybe i can put my plants in pots, that might be another option.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Sand
good for you. amanos are really neat to watch and...

good for you. amanos are really neat to watch and they live for a long time. they sure keep stuff clean too :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sand
ever put flourite in your fluval & left tank floor bare?

65 gal, heavy with big java ferns and anubias, and some bigger fish like goldfish Syno, clown loaches.
bottom now has 1/2 in of flourite to give me iron rich water for the plants.

i'm thinking of...
Forum: Substrate   11-07-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,514
Posted By Sand
well it is pyroelectric and is used in industry,...

well it is pyroelectric and is used in industry, just not sure what that has to do with my fish tank. even the jewelry channel talks about it pyroelectric value :)


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