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Old 07-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
 
Hi,

I just added Seachem Prime to my ongoing wishlist, and with adding water I tried to siphon it into the tank but my tank sits kind of high and i have nothing tall enough to support the pail above the tank's level so I try to pour it in as slowly as possible.

I'm not sure I can add plants yet because of my lighting, it is a pair of crappy incandescent bulbs and from everything I read that will not help the plant live well, I'm hoping to get a new tank so I can put a decent fluorescent light in it, unless I get the screw-in cfl tank lights but again why keep adding parts to a tank I want to replace. I can be wrong please feel free to correct this observation if I am.
I may have found a larger tank (I understand that my tank is already a bit crowded and I need to add even more fish & plants) hopefully I'll be picking it up soon.

-Fidel

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I just added Seachem Prime to my ongoing wishlist, and with adding water I tried to siphon it into the tank but my tank sits kind of high and i have nothing tall enough to support the pail above the tank's level so I try to pour it in as slowly as possible.
I know what you mean. Before the days i got my Python, I used to use pails and I would build a tower each time so the pail was just above the tank. The Python eliminates this worry, as it attaches directly to the tap. With larger tanks this is essential; carrying sufficient 3g pails of water to half fill a 115g tank is out of the realm of possibility for me.

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I'm not sure I can add plants yet because of my lighting, it is a pair of crappy incandescent bulbs and from everything I read that will not help the plant live well, I'm hoping to get a new tank so I can put a decent fluorescent light in it, unless I get the screw-in cfl tank lights but again why keep adding parts to a tank I want to replace. I can be wrong please feel free to correct this observation if I am.
I may have found a larger tank (I understand that my tank is already a bit crowded and I need to add even more fish & plants) hopefully I'll be picking it up soon.
If the fixture has screw-in sockets, a couple of CFL bulbs will work fine. For a 10g, two 10w Daylight CFL bulbs with a 6500K rating, I use GE but I'm sure Phillips and Sylvania make similar. I have this over my 10g and 20g tanks. These can be purchased in hardware-type stores for a couple dollars. This will allow you to get some floating ploants in there to help a lot with the cycling issue.
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