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Forum: Finnex   10-03-2014, 02:49 AM
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Views: 399
Posted By scottytank
Finnex Ray II Ultra Slim LED DS - one side not working

I've had this fixture since 11/2012. I just noticed tonight that the right hand half of LEDs (closest to the cord) is not working. Anyone else experience this issue or have repair advice? Or is it...
Forum: Lighting   10-03-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By scottytank
Finnex Ray II Ultra Slim LED DS - one side not working

I've had this fixture since 11/2012. I just noticed tonight that the right hand half of LEDs (closest to the cord) is not working. Anyone else experience this issue or have repair advice? Or is it...
Forum: Plants   02-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By scottytank
Coloration and leaf size variation? Ludwigia brevipes

I have two tanks.

One is a 6g Fluval edge to which I don't add any ferts, there is a minuscule amount of pressurized CO2 going in and has the stock LED lighting (the one with the attached light...
Forum: Algae   06-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By scottytank
I cured my BBA problem i had for months by the...

I cured my BBA problem i had for months by the following steps....

1. "Borrow" 3 young SAEs from my LFS for a month to eat away at the stuff.
2. Regulate my pressurized CO2 output to an adequate...
Forum: Lighting   05-08-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
$500+ is steep, I agree. However, if its the last...

$500+ is steep, I agree. However, if its the last light fixture you have to buy plus its dimmable, programable to do sunrise/sunset and no concerns about timers and such it could be worth it.
...
Forum: Lighting   05-07-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
That makes three votes for the ATI Dimmable. Any...

That makes three votes for the ATI Dimmable. Any thoughts on the new ATI with LEDs and T5's? The LED Powermodule I think its called?
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
Any thoughts on the TMC/Aquaray Grobeam 1500...

Any thoughts on the TMC/Aquaray Grobeam 1500 Ultima?
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
20" or 16" deep depending. HC, L. Brevipes,...

20" or 16" deep depending.

HC, L. Brevipes, C. wendtii, Dwarf Hairgrass, Anubias nana, for starters.



I've looked at the AI fixtures and they are pretty cool. I wonder why they haven't come...
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
Let's say a 36" or 48" wide tank...

Let's say a 36" or 48" wide tank...
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By scottytank
Best lighting money can buy?

In your opinion, what is the best lighting option out there with the following requirements?

- Spectrum to bring out the best colors in plants.
- Powerful enough for growing most plants in a high...
Forum: Plants   05-02-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
I'm buying.... Let me know how to make that...

I'm buying.... Let me know how to make that happen!
Forum: Plants   05-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
Well, I guess I need to find some L. brevipes or...

Well, I guess I need to find some L. brevipes or Ludwigia x lacustris for sale somewhere to replace what I've got. On to the WTB section. Anyone here have some stems they'd like to sell? ;-)
Forum: Plants   05-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
OK, I think I got it... So if I want a background...

OK, I think I got it... So if I want a background plant to look and grow tall similar to this (see picture below), which is the best for me to be looking for? I believe this is listed as brevipes in...
Forum: Plants   04-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
Thanks for that Tinanti. Can you explain "loose,...

Thanks for that Tinanti. Can you explain "loose, upright growth habit" a little further? I'm a little slow on some plant descriptors... :icon_wink
Forum: Plants   04-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
Continuing to be confused... Its clear what...

Continuing to be confused...

Its clear what I have isn't brevipes, as I thought. However now I'm confused as to the difference between the other two.

Can someone give me a good rundown on the...
Forum: Plants   04-30-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
When you google Ludwigia Brevipes most of the...

When you google Ludwigia Brevipes most of the images look like the second image from my post. Is that not correct as well?

Now I'm super confused!?! :confused1:
Forum: Plants   04-30-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By scottytank
Is this Ludwigia Brevipes?

I bought this from a company I found on TPT who said it was Ludwigia brevipes. Upon receipt I noticed it didn't look like what I had seen in images and I've had it in my tank for a few months now....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-29-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottytank
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll look at the...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll look at the bulk reef supply ones and do some more research too. There's just so many options and I'm sure not all of them are good.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-25-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By scottytank
Best RO system for drinking and tanks?

I've searched the forum for recommendations but haven't found much in the way of a good undersink system for both drinking/cooking and for my tanks as well. I've looked at APEC...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-17-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By scottytank
So essentially if you do a major trim in a tank...

So essentially if you do a major trim in a tank the uptake rates will decline to a fraction of it would be at full growth then correct?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By scottytank
Does a plant's size or growth stage impact its nutrient uptake?

For example, does a newly cut and planted stem of say Rotala Rotundifolia at about 3" tall uptake less or more nutrients than an established 10" stem? Does the new stem require more nutrients to...
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By scottytank
Thanks everyone for the advice! Its nice to have...

Thanks everyone for the advice! Its nice to have your experience and opinions to help. I've decided to upgrade to the 2217. I'll run it solo and keep my Koralia in there if necessary to keep things...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By scottytank
The G6 is $300+ so its almost twice the price of...

The G6 is $300+ so its almost twice the price of a 2217. As for the FX5, at 900 gph that's just too much filter for a 35 gallon (see, i do have limits). I considered a 406 but I just trust Eheim as...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By scottytank
I hear what you're saying, and I'm trying not to...

I hear what you're saying, and I'm trying not to believe everything I read on the internet. So you don't feel there's any benefit for plants, algae prevention or fish by going over the recommended...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By scottytank
The dimensions are 36 x 13 x 16... I thought...

The dimensions are 36 x 13 x 16...

I thought the 2217 might be enough, but I know a lot of people recommend 10x's gph. With media the 2217 will likely get me about 6x's with the 2075 getting me to...
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