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post #21 of 27 Old 06-29-2013, 03:17 PM
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Some devices restrict you to one shot per post, iPads do.

Don't get too hung up on sculpting sand, it flattens out over time particularly if you have substrate fish rooting about.

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post #22 of 27 Old 06-29-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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i was thinking that would happen. i plan on having some.
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post #23 of 27 Old 06-29-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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I just purchased the Current USA LED+ 36"-48" fixture. Did some research and from what i read it does the job with low-moderate light plants which is what i will plant. got it for $100. Cheapest i was able to find anywhere for that model.

You mentioned that the stock LEDs that come with the units are not good? Does that mean i would have to replace the ones that come with this unit?
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post #24 of 27 Old 06-29-2013, 06:43 PM
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Clarification. I meant that come with the off the shelf aquarium kits. The LED fixtures dont typically have user serviceable bulbs so you've got to do your homework to get the right thing the first time.

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post #25 of 27 Old 07-01-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Got the water in! Let the fun begin!!!
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post #26 of 27 Old 07-01-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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This canister came with lines that at 3/4". I was looking into an in-line heater but i cannot find one that fits those lines... Anyone know of one?? And yes the canister will be below the tank.
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post #27 of 27 Old 07-01-2013, 07:30 PM
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No, 5/8" is the typical size. You could reduce the tube going in and expand it going out with adapters but if you need the 106 gph doing so will reduce the water rate... by how much I am not certain.

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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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