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  1. Lighting
    Hello fellow enthusiasts!! I currently have a 10 gal nano aquarium that is heavily planted w/ a pressurized co2 system and dosed regularly w liquid fert + root tabs. I wanted help/opinions with my current pro-mode settings. I have been doing so much research on how/what settings to put and why...
  2. Lighting
    Any one have any suggestions for a slightly inexpensive (<$100) light for a ten gallon with low to medium light plants? After finding the Finnex Planted+ 24/7, I thought that I had found the perfect light, only to be hit with some extremely disappointing reviews regarding the remote and lights...
  3. Lighting
    So I picked up my first "big kid" light, the Archaea Slim-Pro LED 13". It's too small length-wise for my 10 gallon so I just laid it directly on my glass top. Specs from the box: 20pcs LED lamps 7000k-8000k 40ml per each LED luminous intensity 10w power output per fixture 0.5w per LED lamp (it...
  4. Lighting
    Im wanting to start a new 10g tank. I'm looking at getting one of the Finnex. Im just not sure what one is the best for planted tanks or for a 10g. I plan on adding Co2 a month or three later. What do you guys recommend for lighting? any advice would be amazing!
  5. Lighting
    Hey guys, I'm using an Evo 18 LED lighting system as shown here: I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with it. There's a few threads in the forum saying it'll work fine, but I'm wondering about photo period. I've got amazon sword and micro sword in my tank which is only a 10 gallon. On...
  6. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I'm planning and preparing for my first planted (low-tech) tank. I have most of my equipment set up and I'm preparing my hardscape. I've been doing as much reading as I can here and elsewhere online and think I have a pretty good idea what I want to do but have a couple questions...
  7. Lighting
    Hello, I have a 10 gallon tank. I bought 2 x 23 watt 6500k bulbs for my 2 clip on desk lamp fixtures. I have sand as a substrate and plan to add osmocot root tabs and DIY CO2 as suppliments. I was aiming for medium or medium-high lighting. Are these two bulbs overkill for the kind of tank and...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 10 gallon tank set up with a bit of plants, which light is best for my tank? I currently have these to choose from: 13W 825 lumens 6500k mini spiral CFL bulbs Hatch lighting 15T10/CL 120V I don't know anymore information on this bulb but it makes a nice yellow light. I would...
  9. Lighting
    I am building a tank that's going to be 10 gal., less 20 in. long and im on a small budget, and i want to do a diy light hood. I cant find any short bulbs except for 1: http://www.aquatraders.com/Odyssea-24W-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb-p/61209.htm But i don't know how to hook it up to a fixture...
  10. DIY
    I'm trying to provide medium light for my tank because i have low light please help!!!!!!!!
  11. Plants
    Well I bought some Dwarf Hairgrass a while back and put it in a tank with insufficient light. I finally got a planted tank going and all the plants are going along great except for the dwarf hairgrass I replanted. So today I took two hours of picking off the dead roots and grass and got the...
  12. Plants
    I have a ten gallon with Java Fern, Java Moss, Sagittaria, and a few plastic plants for filler and cover for the shrimp/fish. Substrate is 3:1 Pea Gravel and CaribSea FloraMax. Temp is 78F constant (heater) Moss is thriving and has already taken over my coconut huts :) Sagittaria is slowly...
  13. Lighting
    I have read probably 70-80% of the lighting posts. I am definitely more knowledgeable, but still lack total confidence in my choices. I have a 15 gallon tall eclipse tank that the light has quit working and I have decided to replace it. I currently have 6 planted nano tanks, 2 el natural and...
  14. Lighting
    Hi, I'm posting here for the first time for some advice on lighting my betta lifespace 35. The tank is ~ 37cm x 28cm x 37cm in a 'deep' configuration. It comes with a waterproof light enclosure sitting directly on the water surface with 2 8w T5 lights (1 gro-lux, one factory fitted "white")...
  15. Lighting
    I'm so lost. I look and look, but the more I try to find something, the more frustrated I get. I've never planted an aquarium before. I have a 10g that I want to try to make a planted aquarium out of. I understand the DIY co2 injection and correct substrate, but I'm having a very hard time with...
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