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Forum: DIY 04-05-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By calvert
Simple enough... thank you very much...

Simple enough... thank you very much...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By calvert
Leveling

Is there a recommended way to level an area for a stand + 90 gal tank?

The actual example is I plan on moving my aquarium to my basement but the issue is that the floor is slightly graded towards...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By calvert
...never thought of using fishing string. ...

...never thought of using fishing string.

How do you actually attach the string to the fixture?

I have a 48" ray2 led fixture that I want to hang when I move my setup to another area of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By calvert
i have the output my fx5 aimed upwards... not...

i have the output my fx5 aimed upwards... not enough to break the surface but enough so that there's a nice strong ripple across the entire surface.

i believe i read that the increased agitation...
Forum: Lighting 10-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
also, may not mean anything but i have a couple...

also, may not mean anything but i have a couple established anubias nana's in my tank that have been flowering for quite some time.. literally minutes after i switched off the t5 and switched on the...
Forum: Lighting 10-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
yep.. it's pretty incredible. plus it's extremely...

yep.. it's pretty incredible. plus it's extremely tiny... more than the pictures even lead you to believe. i got rid of so many space hogs between the old t5 unit and the conduit hanger for it. i see...
Forum: Lighting 10-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
just one. the linked thread said one has enough...

just one. the linked thread said one has enough spread for a standard 75. it just looks exponentially brighter than the 2x t5ho setup it replaced... and i just put new bulbs in the t5 unit.
Forum: Lighting 10-25-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
got mine in yesterday... love the color of light...

got mine in yesterday... love the color of light it puts out.. very clean looking.
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
FYI... I did end up ordering the ray 2 dual 7k....

FYI... I did end up ordering the ray 2 dual 7k. Thanks for the suggestion! I saw this thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=193909&highlight=finnex+ray) and it sealed the deal...
Forum: Lighting 10-19-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
That's what I want to go with since it seems to...

That's what I want to go with since it seems to be the tried and true standard but before I pull the trigger I'm trying to figure out of there is really a better option out there.

I'm not a...
Forum: Lighting 10-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
So, one of these...

So, one of these (http://www.amazon.com/AL-H48DS-Finnex-Unibody-Fixture-Daylight/dp/B008K3DO9I)? The "daylight" version I'm assuming?

Should it be hung higher above the tank or can it sit right on...
Forum: Lighting 10-19-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
I don't know. That was my question.

I don't know. That was my question.
Forum: Lighting 10-19-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
Well, thanks for the reply but l, like i said, i...

Well, thanks for the reply but l, like i said, i don't want to go high light and 6 lights definitely qualifies as ridiculous. Plus, i hate clutter so 2, or 3, units aren't an option either. Just 1...
Forum: Lighting 10-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By calvert
Purchasing new 48" light

I'm going to buy a new light for my tank which is a standard 75g tank.

As of now, I'm going to go with the tek t5 4 bulb setup (only using the outer 2) but, as I really haven't been following...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
i do have one more question... i was made aware...

i do have one more question... i was made aware that the tank outer dimensions may not be exact (48x24x24), but within 1/4". a 1/4" smaller would be no big deal, but would a 1/4" larger throw a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
not at all. the basement in my house is actually...

not at all. the basement in my house is actually one of the areas with the most steady temp. there's vents on the duct work above that can be adjusted.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,771
Posted By calvert
yea... not sure why people would think you need...

yea... not sure why people would think you need to leave the water on. running the water is solely to create the siphon--nothing more.

for me, i run the water for a few seconds to create the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
i think this is the final drawing... with a cpr...

i think this is the final drawing... with a cpr cr1000 in the cabinet...

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/2342/50210120120309121444pm.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
yep... i was going to put formica on the outside...

yep... i was going to put formica on the outside and throw a few coats of white paint on the inside and bottom. luckily i haven't seen water in my basement in the few years i've been in the house but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
problem is that my house is fairly small (ww2 era...

problem is that my house is fairly small (ww2 era colonial style) so there really isn't any good placement available in any of the first floor rooms. i currently have my 75g in an upstairs bedroom...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
i'm not too worried about the cost since it won't...

i'm not too worried about the cost since it won't that that big of a difference... i just really like the lines an ada style stand gives you.

how about additional 2x2 framing like...
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
Adding on to this again... any problems with my...

Adding on to this again... any problems with my plans for the stand for this 120 gallon?

Doors on, doors off and parts list... 1.5" plywood panels and everything glued, biscuit joined and screwed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
thanks for the replies. the dehumidifier is a...

thanks for the replies. the dehumidifier is a moisture control option i didn't even think about, if it's even needed.

building off of this, although it probably warrants a separate thread, i plan...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By calvert
Experiences with a tank in an unfinished basement?

I'm currently throwing around the idea of setting up a 120 gallon in my unfinished basement mainly because maintenance/water changes would be a breeze in the basement and I'd like to remove my 75g...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By calvert
thanks all. i ended up adding a dozen rummynose...

thanks all. i ended up adding a dozen rummynose (to the current school), 6 cories (to the current school) and 2 bolivian ram's. tried hard to get a m and a f, but it's really hard to to definitively...
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