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Old 03-16-2004, 11:46 AM   #1
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first, I need one with a tiny footprint.. there is very little hideaway space near this tank

also I need to know that they are super safe. I have a 2 year old and another baby on the way.

the other option, mentioned in my other thread would be the nutrafin ladder and an airbubble at night to help the fish breath

too bad those carbo blocks don't work. it is the kind plumbing that disappears entirely.. the tank has a built in filter.

i'll be running 9 watts of light.. thanks to those who sent me to hello light!!
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Old 03-16-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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make that 96 watts of light.

sorry for the typol
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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they are very safe. If you can, hide it in the stand, and put one of those child locks on the cabinet door. You won't necessarily need to run an air stone at night with pressurized and you definitely won't need to use one with the nutrafin ladder. That nutrafin system is not gonna do too much for a tank that size anyway.
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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You have to go with the CO2 if you put 96 watts over a 30, otherwise you will never get the tank to balance. The plants will strip out the available CO2 and 'starve' while algae flourishes.

As I mentioned in your other thread, I use the Hagen ladder on my tens, 24/7 no problems, no airstones either. Make sure your water has the right buffering capacity, and dial back on the CO2 to just release enough. Over night some will build up but the plants will take care of that when the lights go on. I put about 40 bubbles a minute into my 30 gallon tanks, the tens get 25-30 bpm.
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Shiz-nit! 96W? Forget everything I said in that other thread. I got no idea how to drive that type of Ferrari.

Don't mind me putzing along over here in the right lane...
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eds,

I read your other post and I'm glad I looked here before pointing out that she was using almost twice the light you are. My 30's each have a 96 watt bulb over them, and I HAD to start giving them CO2. When I was 'putzing long' as you put it, I didn't need it and let me say that there is nothing wrong with 'putzing along' either. You can have a really beautiful set up doing so.
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Old 03-17-2004, 02:58 PM   #7
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i ordered the 96 watts after talking to folks over here who insisted on 3 or a little more watts per gallon.

indeed it was a planted tank person who found me my light, an 18 inch wide quad from Hello Lights

so guys. now that you know I'm a novice in a ferrari, what do you suggest? something easy to work, reasonably priced !!

(the stand is open book shelf with no cabinate... but I can put a c02 tank next to the set up on fridge (the whole thing is in my kitchen since I'm in a tiny NYC apt.
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