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Old 04-21-2014, 10:05 PM   #21
 







I've got this CPR Aquafuge light for a refugium I had for my saltwater tank, anyway i could incorporate this light into a fresh water setup?




And I'm not sure what size tank this is but anybody have any ideas for it?
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:56 AM   #22
 
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That light might work. What r the spectrums of the bulbs and how old r they? That diffuser will be fine. The pleco is it is a highfin will grow out of that tank fast, they can reach up to 20in! As for that tank it might be a 5g hexagon tank, not sure though. Tanks looking good. Also have u thought of a centerpiece fish yet???
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:40 PM   #23
 
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That light might work. What r the spectrums of the bulbs and how old r they? That diffuser will be fine. The pleco is it is a highfin will grow out of that tank fast, they can reach up to 20in! As for that tank it might be a 5g hexagon tank, not sure though. Tanks looking good. Also have u thought of a centerpiece fish yet???
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" These lights are designed specifically for use with CPR`s AquaFuges and feature an attractive silver housing, efficient reflector, and a replaceable external starter. These lights have two stand options; the standard grey plastic stands or CPR`s handcrafted clear acrylic stands that act as an external brace to provide additional structural support of the AquaFuge. The new CPR lights come in three different bulb wattages, 18W, 24W, and 36W and will provide ample light for your refugium inhabitants to stay healthy and happy. Model 1624 is for use with AquaFuge Medium or Aquafuge PS Small/Large. Includes a 24W daylight PC bulb. 16"L x 4.3"W "

That's what marinedepot says, here's the link for it CPR AquaFuge Light
the bulbs have never been used.

oh I totally plan on getting another 75g and making it freshwater for some sharks, I'll be able to transfer the pleco into it. That just may take a while lol I've got a few tanks to look after now.

Haven't really thought of a centerpiece, I've gotta make a trip to the lfs soon maybe a killifish or something. Heading to petsmart and target in a little for that yeast, some corys, and maybe some low light plants if they got em. Any suggestions for new plants? I'm not sure what will work in my tank and what won't lol (other than the DHG)
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #24
 
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Get some crypt, swords, lemon bacopa, ludwigia repens, water sprite, java ferns, water wisteria, anubis, and maybe thoughs plant bulbs that have a dwarf water lily, onion, and some aponogeton bulbs. I would recommend maybe a pair of GBRs, angels, keyhole cichlids, apiostos, or kribensis. That light should be fine. And a 75g freshwater shark tank may not be a good idea. The rainbow and red tails r big and aggressive and will fight till the death. Also balas get huge and need to be in schools so they would need a much larger tank. So I would find something else to use the 75g 4.
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Get some crypt, swords, lemon bacopa, ludwigia repens, water sprite, java ferns, water wisteria, anubis, and maybe thoughs plant bulbs that have a dwarf water lily, onion, and some aponogeton bulbs. I would recommend maybe a pair of GBRs, angels, keyhole cichlids, apiostos, or kribensis. That light should be fine. And a 75g freshwater shark tank may not be a good idea. The rainbow and red tails r big and aggressive and will fight till the death. Also balas get huge and need to be in schools so they would need a much larger tank. So I would find something else to use the 75g 4.
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Unfortunately, the plant selection at petsmart isn't too broad. I didn't see this until I got back either but I did pick up a few good plants, and 4 more corys! I was looking at those bulbs though, they do well in the aquarium?

and there goes my shark tank idea! hmmm I'll figure something out for it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:12 PM   #26
 


Here's the new plants I picked up from Petsmart today. I was reading about the Staurogyne Repens, should I remove most of the leaves except a few, exposing the stem, when planting so that I get a carpeting effect?




Using the Hexagon tank I found as a quarantine for the time being, making sure the new Cory's are up to par.





Here's the tank currently, I'll be adding the new plants and will take an after photo!
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:37 PM   #27
 
After putting the new plants in! Such a difference, I love it!





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Tanks looking good. Those plants should work perfectly. Sorry i have never kept staurogyne repens so i dont no what to do with it. Make sure u tie the java ferns 2 something or else it will die. Because java ferns have rhizomes that need 2 have light. So they do best when not in the substrate.The cories look nice. U may want 2 gt rid of that fake log in the middle and get some real driftwood. The pleco will like it more. U may want 2 bump up ur schools a little. U could have ur stock something like this
10 serpae tetras (they like big schools)
6-8 gold danios (should be in a bigger group)
6 cories
3 bushynose plecos (1m/2f for algae and tend 2 be more active than just 1)
pair of cichlids (as a centerpiece)
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:24 PM   #29
 
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Tanks looking good. Those plants should work perfectly. Sorry i have never kept staurogyne repens so i dont no what to do with it. Make sure u tie the java ferns 2 something or else it will die. Because java ferns have rhizomes that need 2 have light. So they do best when not in the substrate.The cories look nice. U may want 2 gt rid of that fake log in the middle and get some real driftwood. The pleco will like it more. U may want 2 bump up ur schools a little. U could have ur stock something like this
10 serpae tetras (they like big schools)
6-8 gold danios (should be in a bigger group)
6 cories
3 bushynose plecos (1m/2f for algae and tend 2 be more active than just 1)
pair of cichlids (as a centerpiece)
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Thanks, everything seems to be picking up now (fingers crossed). I pulled the Java out and tied it to Buddha, so far so good. The fake log is just there for the time being I needed to fill that space but I just ordered a bunch of stuff I'll post what I got. I'll look into making the schools bigger for sure.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:12 PM   #30
 


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Things seem to be doing well! Looking forward to what my new light will do!



I believe this plant is either a crypto or anubias of some sort, and I'll post a separate thread for this question to get more answers, but on the right side there is a grouping that isn't rooting in the substrate but growing out. Can I cut this "daughter colony" at the one root attaching it to the main plant, replant in another spot, and expect it to turn into it's own Mother colony?
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