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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By pteronotropis
Any reason to buy a battery backup system?

Is there any benefit to buying a battery backup system to run the canister filter in my tank when power outages occur? I have a 75G with a marineland c-360, and i think i can get 4 hours out of a...
Forum: Lighting   09-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By pteronotropis
Metal halide will look better, be cheaper for the...

Metal halide will look better, be cheaper for the amount of light you need, will not over heat that size tank, especially because of the size and the fact that you are going to use a pendant. I...
Forum: Lighting   08-27-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By pteronotropis
Maybe I am just expecting too much growth. I...

Maybe I am just expecting too much growth. I already had to trim my stem plants back after 2 weeks. I am fertilizing liquid ferts from seachem: fluorish, fluorish fe, phosphorus, nitrogen and...
Forum: Fish   08-27-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,372
Posted By pteronotropis
I kept tiger barbs ONCE, then i decided that they...

I kept tiger barbs ONCE, then i decided that they are miniature pirahnas that will pester anything that will not eat them first. What else is in the tank besides the platies and how big is it? It...
Forum: Lighting   08-26-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By pteronotropis
Metal Halide lighting for 75 gallon

Would 2 250 watt HQI bulbs be too much light for a 75 gallon planted tank? I have 210 watts of fluorescent lighting on the tank now and have good growth on some plants but not others. I also have...
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