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  1. Lighting
    I have a 30 gallon (36''L x 12''W x 16''H). I used to run 2 x 39W T5HO. That fixture has since kicked the bucket and I now have a Finnex 247 Planted+ SE LED light. The color quality looks great and brightness to the naked eye is good. What I need to know is where on the lighting spectrum is...
  2. Lighting
    Hi, So I recently purchased a second hand Fluval Roma 90L. I set it up with my plants and away I went. 2 months later not much is growing at all. Everything surviving but not thriving. I've just looked at the tube lights and the original bulbs have been replaced with a (very) cheap LED...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys I’m new to the forum and was hoping to get a bit of advice on a current issue I’m facing. I have had a 57l fluval flex for a number of years now, it’s always been moderately planted and over the years I’ve managed to tweak things to really get things balanced and have a nice planted...
  4. Lighting
    I’m on Day 4 of my low-tech planted tank (17 gallons, 14” tall). I have the 24” Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC, and I know it may be a bit strong for my low tech tank. I’m trying to come up with a custom 24/7 color/timing schedule to lower the overall amount of lighting with complete darkness for...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hi guys I am new to this forum and I recently got a 40-gallon breeder, I've already put one bag of 20lb Eco-Complete (black) and lightly topped it and surrounded the middle formation I made with the Eco-Complete with Imagitarium black small gravel (20lbs). I am going to be having a Fluval 307...
  6. Lighting
    I'm going to be buying and setting up a 90 gallon aquarium next month and am a bit stumped on lighting choices for it that are available in Canada. Finnex lights are not sold here (I think due to it not meeting some type of safety regulation) so I'm unable to get the most highly recommended...
  7. Lighting
    15 Gallon Tank Dimensions (in inches): Length of ~19.5, Width of ~12.5, Height of ~13.5 I am using ADA aquasoil, which at most is about ~4 deep, at least ~2. Currently, the light I have is an AquaJapan AJ-LED 35 Clip-On light, I couldn't find much about it online, but the guy who I got it...
  8. Lighting
    So i recently got back into the Planted tank hobby after a few years of being out of the game. I decided to revive my old 37 gallon aquarium i used to have which i believe is 24 inches tall. Im going with a soil substrate topped with grave to grow Amazon Swords and a bed of Lutea and a few red...
  9. Lighting
    Hey all! I'm new to this community and hobby. I'm about a month and a half in with my 55gal planted tank, and I have my CO2 injector set up, my osmocote+ tabs made, and my test kits and ferts all here. I just fought off a massive green-soup outbreak and got a green killing machine, too! So, I...
  10. For Sale/Trade
    Aqua Worx Orion 12" light, TC Crypt Green Gecko, S. Repens, Alt. Reineckii mini, Java/Trident Fern Hello all, I have a few things for sale currently: plants: Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini' (Tissue Culture from Aquarium Plants Factory), started to plant and realized it wouldn't work for my...
  11. Lighting
    Hello! This is my first post so have mercy on my soul... I am currently in the process of setting up a 90 gal planted (low to medium light plants) tank. The tank is standard 48" x 18" x 24" and will eventually house mainly clown loaches and java fern, swords, anubias', vallisneria, etc. I will...
  12. Lighting
    I bought a twinstar 600SA recently, and was wondering why the light sits a good 4 inches from the top of the tank. I lowered it to 2 inches and wondered, aside from the light being brighter for the plants, if there would be any negative effects. Is there a reason why the Twinstar lights are...
  13. Lighting
    Hi all, First planted tank (been in the fish hobby for awhile but always went with the fake plants), got a 36 gallon bowfront (21 inches deep). The kit came with a basic Top Fin LED tube which seems to be pretty bright (I have no way of finding PAR or lumens on this however, tried to look...
  14. Lighting
    I have two 45 gallon Osaka tanks that I've done a journal on here: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/1302385-two-old-osaka-cubes-getting-makeover.html Tanks are 24"x18"x24" tall. With these being open top and having powerful airstones that come on periodically, I feel like my...
  15. For Sale/Trade
    For sale, 24" Odyssea T5 Quad fixture. Not HO. 4 bulbs included. Includes programmable timer. Great for low-light tank. Used for less than a year. $25 OBO. Local Los Angeles area pickup only please.
  16. Low Tech Forum
    Hi there everyone. It's only been recently I have been able to get my hands on the substrate I need for my 50 Gal Walstad Tank. The first question I have is; recently I have had renovations done in my house, and quite a bit of dust and what not from the drilling and painting went into my 50...
  17. Lighting
    I currently setup a 180 gallon aquarium and I have 2 commerical 6 ft LED lights on it, they are super bright and powerful. It's been cycling for about 3 weeks now and I just put in 5 plants to start it off for something to look at least, on friday. I recently purchased NA Low/High tech...
  18. Lighting
    I have a 10 gal on two 2.5 gal tanks. I will have mostly low/medium light plants but I want to be able to have a wider range of plant options to choose from and for those plants flourish and thrive. I heard Finnex Stingray (for 2.5g) and FugeRay Planted + (for 10g)are good but there are...
  19. Lighting
    Hey all, I'm currently almost done setting up a 75 gallon high tech tank. I ordered a Chihiros 1201 A plus light which I figured will put me in the medium to high range of light and I do plan on carpeting some HC Cuba as well as a mixture of stem plants, epiphytes etc. However, the light's...
  20. Lighting
    New to this forum so hello! :). I have recently set up a new tank in my kitchen (see avatar/attached - still empty of inhabitants) - it is 110L and approx. 3 ft long. I want to stock this with lampeye killifish which I have kept before - this time I want to make it species-only and therefore...
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