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Forum: Lighting   11-10-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the advice. That's something I hadn't...

Thanks for the advice. That's something I hadn't thought about...less overall light exposure.

Because my sleep schedule is so craz I've only been using my current Ecoxotic as a dumb light just...
Forum: Lighting   11-10-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Ecoxotic E-series full spectrum LED v. Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED

I have a pair of 36" E-series lights ($559 total) for a while now one of which continues to switch on and off every 5 min due to overheating, while the other only switches on and off maybe once an...
Forum: Lighting   11-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Ecoxotic E-series lights overheating and switching off too much

September last year I ordered two Ecoxotic E-90 (36") LED lights and one of them immediately started switching off after about 5 minutes of being on and does that continuously. Stays off about 5...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-02-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,940
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Art above yer tank?

Here's something that's not discussed too often but I'm sure the subject has it's place among fish keepers.

I've got a big blank spot on the wall above my 125 gal...
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-21-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Brighter Satellite Freshwater PLUS in the works?

Just read a review of the Satellite Freshwater LED PLUS dated June of last year where the reviewer mentioned he had heard a higher intensity version was in the works. Has that higher intensity...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-16-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By bradleyheathhays
LED advice?

Setting up my first tank and the last piece of equipment I need to get is the overhead light. Since I'll be flirting with high temps and I'm trying not to invest in a chiller I'm leaning toward a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Filtering out a little suspected oil residue and very fine particles

Just setting up this 125 and just now I have it filled with h2o and 3 in. of very thoroughly washed black diamond blasting sand which is actually broken up 'coal slag.' From what I"ve seen the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Metal hose clamps vs. plastic OEM hose clamps

I'm setting up two large 2078 Eheim canister filters using green Eheim hose, the larger 16/22mm size. A 300w in-line hydor heater is being added in the middle of each of the tank return hoses. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I've gotten advice to rinse a lot after the...

I've gotten advice to rinse a lot after the silicone cures. First time I've heard this. Is this suggested or necessary?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By bradleyheathhays
How long cure time for 3/8" to 1/2" thick silicone?

I've just covered the rear two 'clear' silicone seams on my tank with a layer of black silicone to hide them better. Thickest points for the new silicone are probably 3/8" but to be on the safe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Filter inlet and outlet positions on a 125

Building my first tank (125 gal) and I'm about to install two Eheim canister filters w/ corresponding inlets and outlets. Filters themselves will be located below in the stand.

What I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the replies. Advice I've been...

Thanks for the replies.

Advice I've been given so far is that basically all paint will eventually flake off of the silicone. Also, new silicone will not stick to cured silicone.

My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Is there a black paint that will cover silicone?

Anyone know of a black paint that I could use to cover the whitish silicone streak in the back of my tank? I have the back and side painted black on the outside and now the vertical white silicone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. ...

Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. After this tank gets filled and going I won't have a chance to paint the short end side so I was just asking if a tank set in a corner looked better...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Background painting advice

When you place a tank in the very corner of a light painted room and the back is def going to be painted black, would you paint the other side (end) that's going to be against the wall, or does it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What's the difference b/t the different color Poret filter foams?

What's the difference between the blue, black, green and red Poret foams? I'm ordering 2" sheets as they suggest for canister filters and noticed that while the 10 ppi is only offered in blue, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need substrate suggestion please

Looking for your best name brand suggestion for a black substrate that's good for bottom dwellers and plant rooting. Ideally it should be just a little bigger in size than play sand which I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Substrate question

Doing a planted 125 and now that I can't find any cheap way to get some Aqua Soil to me I'm gonna have to go with plan B for my substrate. So now I'm planning on doing a mixture of Fluorite and...
Forum: Substrate   06-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all...

Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all that dough. Read other recommendations that the Eco for Planted was good so I didn't look any deeper than that. Makes sense they're discontinuing...
Forum: Substrate   06-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Eco-Complete for Planted Aquariums black sand being fazed out...

Setting up my first aquarium here and being a 125 gal I'm asking lots of advice before I commit all this $ to it. Been researching substrates and I've settled on possibly doing a bottom layer of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What ppi Poret foam to use?

Planning out this canister filter and the bottom trays gonna be three grades of foam filter. Top later in the trap will be some floss while the first two will be grades of Poret foam. In the 1"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the...

Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the middle that would limit a small percentage of the media height to 1.75" most of the basket would allow for media up to 2.25", although it would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By bradleyheathhays
1.5" MarinePure substrate in a Eheim cannister filter

So after much consideration comparing opinions on the 1.5" MarinePure and BioHome Ultimate substrates I've decided to go with the MarinePure to filter my new 125 gal planted. I'll be using two Eheim...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Anyone familiar with Biohome Ultra filter media?

Any opinion on the Biohome Ultra filter media? By this guy's description on youtube it supports a good balance of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria so that it's really efficient at processing not...
Forum: Substrate   05-29-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By bradleyheathhays
CaribSea Flora Max vs. Eco-Complete

What's the difference between these two? Both of these are made by CaribSea and are called 'Planted Aquarium Substrate.'

Their description for Eco-Complete is considerably longer vs. Flora Max.
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