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  1. Lighting
    Hey everyone! I'm fairly new to fish-keeping (less than a year) and even newer to planted tank upkeep. I got a 29 used aquarium with a single light hood, which I think is only 20 w or so. My question is, is it okay for me to plant some small plants in this tank in shallow water? I wouldn't be...
  2. Lighting
    Hello All! New to the board. Love all the insight and helpful advice this board has given me. That being said, I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice on lighting for my tank. Tank: 140 Gallon freshwater Co2: Yes, 2 bps (need more from what I've read) Light Fixture: 6...
  3. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Selling my CO2 system, canister, and lighting (used 7 months on my 30 gallon planted tank) because sadly I have to give up my tank. Already packed in its original containers and shipping box, with instructions, ready to mail. Bought from aquariumplants.com in September 2010. Info below is from...
  4. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I bought a 125 a while back and it came with an older 72" two bulb set up. i didnt know it at the time but it only works on one side, so im having to improvise with what i can for now and am in search of something to fix it. Looking for maybe 2 36" fixtures with multiple bulbs, or even another...
  5. Lighting
    im setting up my first planted tank and i have a budget of $300 for light, substrate, and plants. i need to find a 24in fixture that i can get 2 of with out spending over about $150. anyone know of a solution? thanks
  6. Lighting
    im setting up a 10 gallon planted tank and dont know what lighting fixture to get. i will be running co2. thanks in advance:icon_bigg
  7. Lighting
    So i'm starting a new 10 Gallon tank with diy C02, excell, ei ferts ,reagular aquarium gravel ,root tabs and only plants and snails :icon_roll I want to spend as little money as possible for this just to be a grow out tank for my plants to help fill in a 75 and another 10 gallon tank for my...
  8. Lighting
    i am thinking of heavy planting my tank,am looking to upgrade my light,i am a totol beginer to planted tanks,i have bin looking at the 2 nova extreme ho t5 fixture,but i read on the webb sit that it is for a coral tank ,i am realy confused about this lighting stuff, i want a light that sit on...
  9. Lighting
    So, after buying JBJ HQI 70 watt fixtures for my 60 gallon, I decided they suck and most of the light is reflected over the tank and hardly anything goes in the actual tank. So I want to upgrade to a T-5 system. I want to hang it so I was looking at Aqua Medic and Tek light fixtures. Does...
  10. The Planted Tank FAQ
    If you haven't read this article yet, I highly encourage it. It is long and requires a bit of understanding of biology and physics, but you'll learn a lot from it. A Comparison Between Light Sources Used in Planted Aquaria This came from a discussion I was having with one of our newer members...
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