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Old 12-14-2010, 01:35 AM   #16
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How is the light? Think it'll be enough to grow hc with some co2?
Post pictures I wanna see how the moss grows in!
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #17
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I've heard that one light isn't enough to grow HC you will need another I think they are $30 for the light + the bulb.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:35 AM   #18
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I've heard that one light isn't enough to grow HC you will need another I think they are $30 for the light + the bulb.
wanting to add a second light so i can have them both on for a few hrs every day to help grow plants, and bio film for the babies.

With one on each back edge i could have a cheapie, day cycle with the light starting on the left blasting both for mid day then ending with only the right.

Do you know a place that sells em?, only place i found is in Canada, has em for $32 and charges $13 bucks for shipping. Not crazy but if i can save a buck i will.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:49 AM   #19
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more crappy cam pics, w/ flash on (they came out alright)

moved the drift wood more to the middle, and tied on the anubais.

Moved my Cherries over (60+ if you count the babies). tested zero ammonia, the used filter floss kept it from really ever cycling

still waiting on some more moss and narrow leaf java fern

second heater is in there temporarily so the babies can eat off of it. (their favorite spot in their old tank)

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Old 12-15-2010, 04:22 PM   #20
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Do you know a place that sells em?, only place i found is in Canada, has em for $32 and charges $13 bucks for shipping. Not crazy but if i can save a buck i will.
Well it's not much cheeper but this is where I'll be getting mine: http://www.thehiddenreef.com/istar.a...N%2FA&subsize=
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:41 PM   #21
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Well it's not much cheeper but this is where I'll be getting mine: http://www.thehiddenreef.com/istar.a...N%2FA&subsize=
Nice tank. I live right near The Hidden Reef. Going there now just because they have a full stock of all the new Fluval goodies. Need a nano thermometer and maybe that 13w light.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:05 PM   #22
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Need a nano thermometer and maybe that 13w light.
Don't buy them all!! lol I need one when I get my Ebi. :P
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bigboij what kind of heater do you have running in there on the left? How well is it holding temp now?
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:22 AM   #24
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it is a hydor Nano heater, i think it is the 7.5w. with it and the fluval heater, it keeps my temps a 78.2-78.8 via a reading from my infared thermometer.

I can bury it later if i want to but since the shrimp are using it till the tank matures it will stay visible
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Update! I wanna see how this works lol.
Is the wall actually rocky and do you think you could make a moss wall on it?
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Moss could easily grow on it, its just foam. Throw a few pins in it for support, and moss it up. These thanks are awesome, so pumped i got one.
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That Fluval Strata is so appealing. I wonder if that would be an affordable alternative to Aquasoil.
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My local petland has the strata for 11 dollars for 4lbs, big bag is 21 dollars, so if you have a Petland and wouldn't go there for anything else you might want to see if they have it to try out. So far I like it, its a pain to not stir it up if you muck around in there but it settles quickly and fish and shrimp seem to like it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #29
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Moss could easily grow on it, its just foam. Throw a few pins in it for support, and moss it up. These thanks are awesome, so pumped i got one.
I don't think moss will grow on it, it needs to hold onto something and it'd just slip off the styrofoam. I tested it out, the best I could do is put up some mesh with pins but I didn't like the look of it so I took it down.
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Java moss will stay on there. I was growing a Java moss wall and I went to clean my spray bar and the moss attached to it and is growing strong.
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