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post #11 of 12 Old 07-11-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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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'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.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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