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  1. Lighting
    Hey everyone! While I was away on business my girlfriend saw an entire 10-gallon starter kit (tank, hood, filter, air pump, etc.) for $5 at a garage sale and swooped it up for me. The tank is a bit dated but is still in great condition. I want to do a planted tank, but the hood uses two tubular...
  2. Lighting
    I'm looking at installing LEDs in my 55 gallon hood. The plan I've drawn I want confirmation on that it makes sense and can't be improved by smarter people than I. Supplies: 12x Cree XML2 Cool White (CW) LEDs 8x Cree XML2 Warm White (WW) LEDs 4x Cree XPE2 Blue (B) LEDs 60º Optics 1x Makers...
  3. DIY
    This is going to be my first hood build. It is for my 29 gallon. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Since this is my first time, I would like to have any potential problems pointed out beforehand so hopefully I don't make any major mistakes. I have made a model in sketchup (it is rough...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello everyone! Pretty recently I was inspired to start up my 10 gal tank again, and have acquired everything but a light fixture.I was wondering what kind of light would be recommended for a 10 gal tank with plants. Are there any good LED all in one fixtures that people have had success with...
  5. Lighting
    I guess I have a few questions. What is the deal with LED fixtures? I read that they are now priced equal to T5s. That's great news. Now I can tell my wife that the tank upgrade is for environmental reasons. OK, the real question is, what brand provides the best bang for your buck? The...
  6. Equipment
    Don't know if this should be in lighting or equipment forum.. SO I have a "55" gallon set up and cycling with canister filter and Lexan polycarbinate (plexiglass) clear covers. I haven't put on the lights yet, (waiting for plants to arrive) but I notice a lot of condensation build up on the...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    Hello All. I'm selling equipment that is all new. I will Ship everything except the tanks. Shipping/pick up will be from the Detroit MI area. 2 - Penguin 150 Hang on the back power filter. Brand new in Box. For tanks 10-30 Gallons $15 each 3 - Penguin 200 Hang on the back power filter. Brand...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone I really could use someones help here, I just purchased an aqueon 29 gallon deluxe kit (My first fish tank) very excited to get it up and running! and I'm going to make it a Low-tech planted guppy, Platy tank, I have everything else figured out except when it comes to the light...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone I really could use someones help here, I just purchased an aqueon 29 gallon deluxe kit (My first fish tank) very excited to get it up and running! and I'm going to make it a Low-tech planted guppy, Platy tank, I have everything else figured out except when it comes to the light...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone. I'm currently rocking a Fluval Edge, but I've had enough of the problems with trying to get light all the way to the corners, and problems maintaining the tank without tearing all the plants up. I really love how the edge is styled, with all of the hardware concealed, but wanted...
  11. Lighting
    In less than a month I have been through 2 new Eclipse 3 hoods for my planted 29 gallon tank. Thankfully PetMountain.com has replaced at no charge. I keep having the same issue, the light fixture closest to the filters (back light) won't stay lit. You have to wiggle the bulb and then it's real...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All! I'm new here and could use some help... I've been doing well with my 10 gallon planted tank. Red wendtii, frogbit, java fern, and some miscellaneous cryptocorynes. It's a nice low-light, low-tech tank. Hooray! Now I'd like to try something more challenging. I bought a 30 gallon tank...
  13. DIY
    Here's a DIY project of mine. It's a hood that emulates the progression of the day. I don't know if fish/ plants are sensitive about their circadian rhythm, but I know I wouldn't want to wake up by going from darkness to full-blast grow lights in a split second .... then go to instant darkness...
  14. Lighting
    Hi! My first post in the forum! Well I have a 10g tank that I got like a month ago for a Betta I got from a girl friend. I got 2 plants but I have bigger plans (: Right now I have: Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica' Cryptocoryne parva But I will get this too: Ludwigia arcuata Echinodorus...
  15. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I have a 20H setup that I want to turn into a planted shrimp tank. The only piece that I am still missing is the lighting. If anyone can help me out with a 24" hood, please PM me. Thanks!
  16. Low Tech Forum
    So below i have posted a few pictures of my tank currently those were taken today 2/18/11. Now from what you see is an extra light strip i had previously before i got the eclipse 2 hood. Now my question is with the total wattage now at 68watts is it ok to use Excel as a substitute for a co2...
  17. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I need a lighting fixture for my 10g, the kind that's a hood/canopy with incandescent bulbs, so that I can change the bulbs and upgrade it. I'm sorry I don't know the technical terms for this kind of fixture - my knowledge of lighting systems is minimal!
  18. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I got this (and some other stuff) from a guy who was selling all of his fishkeeping supplies. It was up and running before I bought everything so I was able to evaluate that all is in 100% working condition with no issues. I have kept what I need and am trying to find homes for the rest...
  19. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey there, Just ruminating on how to build a hood for my 2.5g. I have an all-glass tank and managed to get my paws on a cheap Coralife Mini (2x9w). I know a lot of people prefer to jerry-rig legs onto them, but I have a betta and keep to keep him inside the tank. I have seen the Perfecto...
  20. Lighting
    I finally got my substrate changed to eco-complete and got my big order of plants in. But I just realized my original lighting that came with the tank is not strong enough. it's only ONE 40 WATT BULB for a 55 GALLON!!! i know that's horrible!! I have had my plants for about 3 days and they are...
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