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Old 11-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #31
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the single 30" Planted+ looks brighter than the two 36" Sat+. is that true or is it just the camera playing tricks on my eyes...?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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the single 30" Planted+ looks brighter than the two 36" Sat+. is that true or is it just the camera playing tricks on my eyes...?
There is actually a marineland doublebright 36" on the sump as well. While yes the 30"planted+ is brighter than the 36" sat+ in that last picture, the finnex is much closer to the substrate which is more reflective and the sat+ are lowered in light intensity through the controller. I hope to get some more 36" planted+ as well so the comparison will be more "fair" lol
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #33
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Good point. in fairness, the lighter pool filter sand substrate is also refracting more light than the black sand would. Really pleased to see the Planted+ lamp in action!
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #34
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the planted+ is a very nice light. its good to see firsthand that the hype about finnex isn't misplaced
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:41 AM   #35
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Got my lights hung today after bending and painting conduit. Thank goodness for the kindness of friends to lend me a conduit bender. You know who you are.



My poor otos are looking skinny. they keep getting pushed out by the pygmies at food time.



and some of the pygmies think they are otos


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Old 11-19-2013, 01:48 AM   #36
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I like the painted conduit.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:46 AM   #37
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Where did you get your cories?
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:12 AM   #38
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I like the painted conduit.
Thanks! I was too lazy in the end to make it look nicer and resorted to zip ties. Figured they were all black anyway

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I got a bunch from MsJinkzd, a bunch from Frank's aquarium and my first bunch at a LFS

Picked up some new fish today but they are quarantining so no pics yet
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:32 AM   #39
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very cool idea sticking with a big pack of crypts
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:05 AM   #40
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very cool idea sticking with a big pack of crypts
thanks. crypts are the way to go for me especially since I hate trimming.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:04 AM   #41
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New fish had a bout of ich but they are doing okay in qt.


Also picked up a UV sterilizer since I was itching to spend money for black friday *sigh*


Just testing here but I'll only run it on the QT tank when I get new additions.

Even stranger, I like how it glows green on the outflow pvc. Seems dangerous though with UV just going every which way lol. The actual housing looks like normal PVC to me too but since it doesn't glow, maybe there is some shielding on it.

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #42
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I think the green is just the UV rays that aren't getting absorbed by the PVC. PVC actually does deteriorate from UV exposure, but it's not dangerous to anything, the only side effect is a weakened sharp impact resistance and minor discoloration over time.

Nice QT by the way, lol.
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I think the green is just the UV rays that aren't getting absorbed by the PVC. PVC actually does deteriorate from UV exposure, but it's not dangerous to anything, the only side effect is a weakened sharp impact resistance and minor discoloration over time.

Nice QT by the way, lol.
Thanks, I've been spending less time in front of the tank with the uv sterilizer running lol. Dont want to catch any rays

and its a bit aggravating with all the java fern in the qt and I can't tie them and move them to the display since the qt fish are still iffy lol
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:53 AM   #45
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A nicer camera perhaps lol. Borrowed one to take this.

Feeding time


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