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Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,245
Posted By Blackheart
Great setup :) Need more updates!!

Great setup :) Need more updates!!
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Blackheart
I really hope you have better luck with this...

I really hope you have better luck with this fixture than I did. It was clearance at my store for 45 dollars. Within the first hour of being on it already stopped working. It won't turn back on.......
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Blackheart
So just use only one bulb and break up the...

So just use only one bulb and break up the lighting period? Unfortunately I can't even find a fixture that would set right on top of the tank without the bulbs touching the glass accept for the one I...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Blackheart
I've tried for LED, but have gotten multiple...

I've tried for LED, but have gotten multiple different answers from people telling me different things. One person says sure that'll be fine for medium light and another says nah that's too much...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Blackheart
Lighting disaster...

So I've been going over and over again trying to find a lighting for my needs for my 55 gallon low-tech tank. I'm trying for medium light and I don't want to raise the light fixture or hang it. I...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By Blackheart
I'm not a DIY kinda guy, so that's not gonna...

I'm not a DIY kinda guy, so that's not gonna work. Also I think the fixture is defective because for the life of me 2 bulbs will actually not fit in place. It works with just one though. The first...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
Thanks :) I had also considered going with the...

Thanks :) I had also considered going with the Finnex Fugeray Planted+
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By Blackheart
No, no C02. The light is directly on top of the...

No, no C02. The light is directly on top of the tank. And also how much light intensity would I get with using just one bulb?
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
I'm still new to this whole LED thing and not...

I'm still new to this whole LED thing and not really sure about the whole PAR thing, so I still don't know what reading that thread is going to achieve for me lol All I do know is the fixture will be...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
I'm really actually considering buying that first...

I'm really actually considering buying that first LED you guys posted. Looks pretty slick and very cheap. I don't care about all the fancy stuff with the lenses and such.

So should it fair fine...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Blackheart
Darn... I think the one at mine is still 80...

Darn... I think the one at mine is still 80 bucks.. I'm gonna have to check it tomorrow. One huge downside about these fixtures though is they get extremely hot.
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 600
Posted By Blackheart
I just picked up a 48 inch T8 shop light for my...

I just picked up a 48 inch T8 shop light for my 55 as well. It's one of those aluminum diamond plated ones or whatever. So is that too much light for a 55 or not enough? 2 32 watt bulbs and the...
Forum: Substrate 04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Blackheart
I'm gonna stick with just the gravel. Does...

I'm gonna stick with just the gravel. Does anybody know if the water gets a little dirty from the cloudiness of the pea pebble substrate, will it stay that way? Or will the filter clear up the rest...
Forum: Lighting 04-20-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah the fixture is going to be set up top of the...

Yeah the fixture is going to be set up top of the tank probably with a glass top. Raising the fixture up is not an option.

I also looked and it says it figures out to 35.6 watts... Now is that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Blackheart
I quite liked him in Days of Future Past. I think...

I quite liked him in Days of Future Past. I think his outfit in the Avengers however fits his original character more
Forum: Lighting 04-20-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
Using more than one fixture isn't going to work....

Using more than one fixture isn't going to work. I also looked at that particular fixture... Bit much for me. My budget is around 100-150.
Forum: Lighting 04-19-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 655
Posted By Blackheart
LED lighting for 55

Anybody have any suggestions on some good LED lights that won't break the bank for a 55? Planning to grow low to medium light plants.

Also could I possibly use a T8 fixture and put T8 Led bulbs in...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-19-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Blackheart
That's a pretty nice looking tank there...

That's a pretty nice looking tank there NotCousteu :)

My plan actually anyways to keep this tank moderately planted actually with easy to average growing plants such as java fern, crypts, anubias,...
Forum: Substrate 04-19-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Blackheart
I'm not using soil... And there's no point at all...

I'm not using soil... And there's no point at all in capping sand with pea gravel. That makes no sense at all.
Forum: Substrate 04-18-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah and it's still not clean! I might have to...

Yeah and it's still not clean! I might have to try the soap thing. Not sure yet. How large of plants? I was planning to put a few plants in there such as Crypts and Rotala. Others will be more simple...
Forum: Substrate 04-17-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Blackheart
Still washing this pea pebble stuff... I'm...

Still washing this pea pebble stuff... I'm probably on 20 times now just for one bag. I'm thinking it might not clear up entirely. Hopefully while in the tank once it's settled the filter will clear...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-17-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Blackheart
Not really sure about the Vision. He is obviously...

Not really sure about the Vision. He is obviously new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And as far as I know, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch differ in the fact that I believe in the beginning of...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Blackheart
River themed tank

So does anybody have a tips for creating a tank that looks similar to a creek or a river bed? I'm not doing a biotope so it doesn't have to be exact. The tank I'm using is a 55 gallon and I have a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Blackheart
I don't really plan on keeping anything too...

I don't really plan on keeping anything too sensitive. So most fish can adapt to different PH?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Blackheart
Sweet tank :-) What are the dimensions of it?

Sweet tank :-) What are the dimensions of it?
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