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Forum: Lighting 01-10-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Rivermud
Thanks for the input.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Rivermud
Which bulbs to get?

I am going to order this lamp: Fishneedit 3' T5HO (http://fishneedit.com/t5ho-3ft--2lamp-aquarium-light.html)

I'll run co2 if I have to.

My question is which bulbs to get with it? I can get...
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,720
Posted By Rivermud
that's exactly what I was doing just now. I have...

that's exactly what I was doing just now. I have a model YC-322517E-2 ballast which is made by Jiangmen Pengjiang Yucheng Electrical Appliances Ltd Corp. It states that it's "Electronic ballast for...
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,720
Posted By Rivermud
Sounds like a plan. Now i guess I'll go over to...

Sounds like a plan. Now i guess I'll go over to the plants section and try to find some good starting plants..
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,720
Posted By Rivermud
Shrug, i just sat making myself blind staring at...

Shrug, i just sat making myself blind staring at the difference in home depot.. not a very useful trip really. I was looking for a t5 fixture for a 3 foot tank but sadly all i found was a dual bulb...
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,720
Posted By Rivermud
T5 and T8

I've been doing more and more reading. I've read that normal t5's and only slightly better than t8's though they penetrate water better due to their size and design. Is this the case? Is the...
Forum: Lighting 01-04-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
Well then my original thought process will stay. ...

Well then my original thought process will stay. I'll start low tech, then if the bug really gets me (i'm sure it will) and I eventually recover from this recession I'll move on to trying a co2...
Forum: Lighting 01-04-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
Sorry to have sounded like I doubted you. I...

Sorry to have sounded like I doubted you. I assumed, and wrongly so that the 46 gallon was a 20 inch tank. Thanks for all of your help so far. I'm going to need more of it as I go. I've still not...
Forum: Lighting 01-04-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
That's exactly what I've been waiting for. ...

That's exactly what I've been waiting for. 30'ish inches the substrate on a t5no with 42 watts working makes me less apprehensive.
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
I've seen the PAR readings Hoppy did, the...

I've seen the PAR readings Hoppy did, the different reflector types (white paint, tin foil, etc.) Ok, so If I go with t8 you recommend 3 bulbs for coverage. Either way I'll probably have to DIY some...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
I guess my confusion comes from this: By:...

I guess my confusion comes from this:

By: ErrorS at www.AquariaCentral.com

I want to get rid of watts per gallon, I'm sick of it. It just plain doesn't work anymore.. MHs can be anywhere from...
Forum: DIY 01-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,033
Posted By Rivermud
Rivermuds Glass and Acrylic Thickness Calculator - Guide not Gospel

Hi everyone, I decided to share some of my work here. I've written a calculator for both glass and acrylic DIY projects.

Rivermud's Glass and Acrylic Thickness Calculator - Guide not Gospel...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
I really ought to get some pictures thrown up...

I really ought to get some pictures thrown up here. I've never dealt with a tank this tall before. However, since I have been reading non stop through last night and this morning I have found a few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Rivermud
If it's a standard 29 tall they are all a little...

If it's a standard 29 tall they are all a little under built. Generally they are built with 1/4" glass which gives them an unsupported safety factor of 2.2. You can resolve the bowing by installing...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
Ok, so then if I do buy the t5ho could I run...

Ok, so then if I do buy the t5ho could I run stems to try to reduce the algae bloom chance? I am going to go with the mineralized substrate. If I dose excel weekly will I also reduce the algae...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Rivermud
You may want to look for cold cathode lighting. ...

You may want to look for cold cathode lighting. It's a bit smoother looking and won't give you the beam effect. You can find those at the same computer supply sites as the ones previously mentioned.
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
Thanks for the input. It is a 36 in tank. If I...

Thanks for the input. It is a 36 in tank. If I can get by with a t8 or t5 normal with custom reflectors I would be happy. So I am getting the impression the the t5ho would probably b an algea...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rivermud
T5HO or NO for 50g High - Low Tech

I am planning on setting up my first planted tank and have some concerns about lighting. Lauralee... has already stated that she thinks I should go with a t5no lamp for my setup but nobody else has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Rivermud
Thanks for the welcome. I was just reading your...

Thanks for the welcome. I was just reading your 90gal low tech thread. The reasoning behind the t5ho was the extreme height on the tank, however I have no problems with going for a t5no. I'm jst a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,914
Posted By Rivermud
The pair is only needed for redundancy. I'd keep...

The pair is only needed for redundancy. I'd keep the second heater.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Rivermud
Starting a 50 Tall - Need advice

Well, like the title says I am setting up a 50 gallon tall. It's 36x13x26 ish, inside dimensions are 36x12.5x26 making it just a shade over 50 gallons. I have done absolutely nothing as of yet...
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