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Old 10-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #76
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It's resolved itself, Luminescent. I think it was something with the pump.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #77
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My two week old evolve4


13w fluval light, modified 20g co2, black petco sand, root tabs made by local hobbyist, and ac30 sponge as prefilter for when shrimp move in.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #78
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Question a question about lighting

Sorry to tangent slightly in here...
But does the light that comes with the Evolve 4 really support freshwater plant growth? If so would it be considered low or medium light?
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #79
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I wasn't happy with the amount of light with my Evolve4... I wanted a heavily planted tank. I went with a daylight CFL in a desk lamp over the tank. Later, when I got an Evolve8 and changed my 4 over to a shrimp tank, it contained mostly mosses, so I used the light from the 8 on it. It does fine with the moss. I assume the light that came with the 4 would also do fine for moss. I do like the whiteness of the LEDs, but it just didn't seem enough for the plants I initially put in.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #80
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:24 PM   #81
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Sorry to tangent slightly in here...
But does the light that comes with the Evolve 4 really support freshwater plant growth? If so would it be considered low or medium light?
I would say low light. I have C. undulata, Nana petite and a moss ball in mine and none are showing lots of algae growth. Then again I do dose excel and root tabs/liquid ferts. I wouldn't expect it to grow baby tears and the like at all. Many have upgraded the light.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #82
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Here's the newest pictures of my tank!!! I'm almost done planting this tank just waiting for a shipment of Lilaeopsis sp. to replace the dwarf hairgrass, then the only thing left is to get a co2 injection system.








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Old 01-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #83
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Is anybody using additional filtration on their Evolves? I am about to start setting up an 8, and saw the Zoomed 501 Nano is only $28 at my local Petco. I thought it may be a good idea. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:35 AM   #84
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The filter is really strong; I kept the original filter, packed it in foam, baffled the outflow with some thin filter foam and a rubber band, dumped a bunch of biomax throughout the sump, and cut to fit some coarse foam to put between the filter side of the sump and the pump side. I don't even use carbon in mine. My betta and shrimpies are doing just splendid!
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