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  1. Low Tech Forum
    Ok so here’s the deal I currently have a 6‘long X 1.5’wide X 2’deep 130 gallon tank with 2 36” T12 life-glo bulbs. I have some amazon swords that are doing pretty good I guess and I have a few other plants that aren’t doing all that well so I want to upgrade my lighting but I don’t want to spend...
  2. 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...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi Everyone: Although I have over 30 years enjoying the aquarium hobby in my home - I am new to the technology surrounding T5HO lighting systems. Recently, my wonderful GF surprised me with a 210 gallon set-up (72"L / 24"D / 29"H) complete with a 72" T5HO light fixture. The fixture contains 8...
  4. Lighting
    http://www.aquacave.com/sunbeam-24-2-x-24w-br-t5-fixture-by-aqua-medic-2230.html Would 48W of T5 HO be enough to run over a 60-P, or 20 H? I'm kind of on the fence about my 70W MH fixture lately...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Okay, I've got this 2.5 gal nano tank in the works and I was going to plant it with low light plants since I'm on a college budget. For plants I'm thinking Elodea, Anacharis, Hornwort, or some other plant species that needs like alost zero light. I was figuring on 3 to 5 watts per gallon to...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm setting my 29 up as a planted tank, and I still have questions. I ended up buying a T5HO 2x24W fixture, which arrived today. Its nice, very bright. I realize that T5 lights are much more efficient than other types, so the WPG rule isn't very accurate. Is this enough light that I will need...
  7. Lighting
    i have a juwel rio 180l tank ,i am thinking of heavy planting it,but the hood is only two 25 watt bulbs,which is only about 1 watt per gallon, i would like to get it two about 2 or 3 watts per gallon.do you no any hoods that will fit my tank and up the wattage....or any ansers.....:)
  8. Lighting
    It has long been known that a small tank needs more watts of light for a given light intensity than a medium size tank needs, and a very large tank needs less watts of light for that intensity. This never did make sense to me. Last night, as I was trying to sleep I started working on this in...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Ok, i have a 55 gallon tank with the options of 5wpg and 2.5 wpg depending on how many switches i have on. Currently i have the lights running for 8 hours, four hours at 2.5 and 4 hours at 5wpg. I have pressurized co2 i keep around 30 ppm i dry dose NPK and PLantex and Iron on appropriate...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    For years we have approached a new tank set up by first picking a tank size, then picking a light fixture, then the substrate, the plants, the fish, and finally the nutrients. Based on Plantbrain's thread about the light intensity in ADA tanks at Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco I have...
  11. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a 29g tank with 65w 6700k bulb on it. i have all low light plants in this tank. anubias,moss,crypts,java and needle leaf fern,anubias. im wondering what i should dose in this tank. ive been doing a 7-8hr light period. ive had some gsa and bba appear recently. i dont have any co2 on this...
  12. Lighting
    Well the title tells it all.. is 4x39W to much for a 33G tank??
  13. Lighting
    I did and have been saying all day long, every day for years. I used a light meter and measured the extreme points and each point in between for several well scaped ADA aquariums at Aqua Forest today at SFBAAPS meeting. I showed the members the light values in PAR units, micromol/m^2/sec, so...
  14. Lighting
    Beginning to think I'm asking for trouble..... I have an OuterOrbit(2x150w 36") that I'm not using, and a SunPod(70w 20") on my planted tank. It looks as though a 150 ballast will fit in the SunPod housing. Ok, I reaaaaly want to just swap the ballast and lamp holder but I'm thinking I'm not...
  15. Lighting
    i have a 20g long tank and want to upgrade the lighting. i bought a 24" dual shop light from h.d. and two 9325k 20w t12 bulbs. i have been reading on here that shop lights suck, what if i modify the light hood that came with the tank and put the shop light in there and add some sort of diy...
  16. DIY
    I have eclipse all in one nano, the 5 gallon one. the light system can only support 15watts incandescant and 10 watts CFS, so i was wondering how i can set up this tank with a good light system. I was planning on making this nano have HC, and bright light plants. Any suggestions, im really stumped.
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