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  1. Equipment
    Hi! I'm quite the beginner withing aquarium keeping and always get a bit lost on this topic. Previously I've had a 20l (5g) Aquael nano tank with plants and cherry shrimp, but this time I'm going for something a bit bigger. I'm planning on a ADA 60H 60x35x45 (24x12x18) and feel unsure on what...
  2. Lighting
    Thoughts? This is for the UNS 60U rimless tank, 24x14x14, with the matching glass lid. Two nanos is only a little more expensive than one strip in the right size, so cost isn’t really an issue. Thanks for looking.
  3. Lighting
    I was wondering if anyone here has had experience with the myriad of LED products off of Amazon, and if there were any good budget options or items that have performed particularly well for you. I currently have 2 VAXER bulbs that I'm using for some plant growth but I don't know if IKEA carries...
  4. Lighting
    I wasn’t sure if I should post here or in lighting…but alas, here I am, because ultimately I want to keep the aquarium pretty low tech (read: low cost). Also, I am not 100% sure my issue is lighting related! A little backstory: tank purchased as a Christmas gift for children. Basics of the...
  5. Lighting
    Hello I have a 10 gallon tank with a version one planted+ 24/7 20 inch light. I am looking to upgrade it to there ALC light to get better growth and color in the red plants and still be able to use the 24/7 mode. The ALC-20 won't ship for a month or more from amazon, but the 24 inch light can be...
  6. Lighting
    One thing that is bugging me is determining how strong a light really is. What PAR levels do you guys find correspond to low, medium, and high light? High level being able to grow high light plants and also get the full coloration to show (Reds, oranges, etc.). At what point does CO2 become...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, I am fairly new to a planted tank. Have kept mine for about 5 months now with varied success. My tank is: 29 high with a Nicrew 24/7 full spectrum (on full for 10 hrs /day) with a Rena xp3 filter w/ some carbon. Things like my ludwigia repens grow like crazy. My java fern does well...
  8. Lighting
    Hello I have been looking for a light replacement for my 17.1 gallon (24 x 12 x 14) due to my Finnex ray 2 despite its power not giving my Mermaid Weed (Proserpinaca palustris) the red color pigment I want besides at the very top of the tank. Its still yellowish slightly orange 5 inches away...
  9. Lighting
    I am looking for a light that will fit into the hood on my aquarium and some of the NICREW lights look like they will be a good fit. My concern is that the light will sit about 18-19" above the substrate. My setup will be low-tech and I don't plan on growing any carpet, but I want to be sure...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    My tank has been in storage, but I had an all-in-one saltwater setup about ten years ago that I would like to convert to a planted aquarium. The tank is the Red Sea Max 130. The dimensions of the tank will be shown below but it is an aquarium that holds 29 gallons in the display tank and 5 more...
  11. Lighting
    Hi everyone! I have a quick question about whether I should get another light for my 15 gal iwagumi tank. I plan to have pygmy chain sword, dwarf baby tears, and straight vallisneria as my flora. I currently have a 24" Finnex planted+ but was wondering if I should get another one or a Ray2? you...
  12. Lighting
    So I have spent a lot of time now reading up and comparing light fixtures and the more I did the more I needed to know about the specifics of light. I came across these 2 articles which while perhaps overly technical at times were also very helpful in explaining things and filling in the holes...
  13. Low Tech Forum
    So I asked subset of this question over in the Lighting forum but figured I should expand the whole thing out here to make sure I am bringing it all together properly. The idea I had came about after having 2x 10-gallon tanks for bettas. I knew nothing about fish...walked into what I thought...
  14. Lighting
    So I am totally new to all this and have spent weeks reading and trying to understand everything and I think I have a decent beginners grasp and can now ask a hopefully intelligent question ;) What I was looking at doing was a 30-gallon breeder tank (36w - 18d - 12h) with glass top, substrate...
  15. Lighting
    Hi Everyone, after many many months of reading threads on here I've found one question that I can't find the answer to, and if anyone could help I would very much appreciate it. I'm currently about 6 weeks into a 12 week wait for a custom 24" cube from Aquarium Manufacturers. I've had tanks...
  16. Lighting
    Hi Everyone, I am looking at the Finnex Planted+ 30" and the StingRay 30" to go mid to high light on my setup w/ pressurized c02 (tank dimensions are 30"L x 12"w x 22" h) . I currently have a pc and t-8 bulbs over the tank. These will hopefully be a step up. I would like to see better (quicker/...
  17. Lighting
    So I've tried reading several threads about how to determine lighting for a tank (ones the throw watts per gallon out the window) and can't quite wrap my head around it all to figure out what sort of light I'd need to achieve a "low light" setup for a planted tank that has low light plants. The...
  18. Lighting
    I just Received my 2 ray2 24" DD on friday and over the weekend algae is growing like crazy. my question is what steps should i take to get my tank back in balance Co2, ferts, photo period etc. on a side note my plants are pearling like crazy i mean they used to pearl before but now its like i...
  19. Lighting
    Well i have a 150g.. its 72" long 18" deep and 24"in tall. i want to have a med-low light, low tech (maybe DIY CO2). It will be inclosed in a custom hood (that hasn't been made yet, waiting on the lights) on top.... looking to get ideas from the planted experts on lighting. i can go with...
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