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post #11 of 61 Old 02-24-2010, 12:48 PM
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That's covered in Part 4 of my series, in the last paragraph under "Light", here's a link:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...um-part-34862/

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post #12 of 61 Old 02-24-2010, 04:14 PM
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For SA Plants: I'd just email Mary with what you want and ask her to put it aside for you when they get it in. They get new shipments very frequently. I guess I'm kinda at fault being 75% outta stock I reffered a LOT new customers there way and all them had larger tanks (meaning needing lots plants lol).

Lights: I got mine at Lowes, but also Home depot&Walmart have them. And while you're there just simply pick up a timer and hook your lights to it for 10hrs on a day. I love those too as they're not BAM on bright but slowly warm up and light up so I find this more natural for the fish since sunrise normally don't happen in 0.5sec neither

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post #13 of 61 Old 02-24-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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I had an e-mail waiting for me from Mary when I came home tonight. I was able to switch around different choices and come up with only two missing. I think I'll go ahead and place the order for the rest and just order the other two when they come in. One her supplier is out of and the other is 2-3 weeks out.
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post #14 of 61 Old 02-25-2010, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Plants have been ordered. Here is what I ended up with.




1 front...Hemianthus Callitrichoides (Potted) Dward Baby Tears
1 back...waiting
1 back 2...waiting
2...Sagittaria Subulata (Dwarf)
3...Ludwigia Natans (Ludwigia Repens)
4...Ludwigia Natans (will be moved later), wanted Bacopa Australis here
5...Anubias Barteri Var. Nana (Pot)
6...Hygrophila Difformis (Water Wisteria)

A few may not have been the smartest choices but we'll see what happens.
Thanks for everyones help.
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post #15 of 61 Old 02-25-2010, 12:10 PM
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I think you'll like that plant mixture one's the tank is planted with it.

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post #16 of 61 Old 02-26-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I'll find out soon enough. I got an e-mail saying they will ship out Monday. I should have them no later than Wednesday.
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post #17 of 61 Old 02-26-2010, 10:39 AM
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Oh I can't wait to see the new pictures after planting!

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post #18 of 61 Old 02-26-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a pic of my 10g. The bulbs you see there are from Lowes company called Bright effects (blue-white label) and each 1 is 7watts daylight.
I simply pref the tube looking screw in one's over the twisted CFLs for looks; but both of them work, just be sure to get one that's called Daylight or Ultimate daylight and listed on the pack with 6500 kelvin.
Yes ~15w for this size tank will be fully sufficient. We recently had a member who thought otherwise as well and put some 40w over her 10g and she literally fried the plants (its not a joke this will really happen when you have too much light).

I hate to ask but is there anyway that you can get a model number off of those lights for me. I went shopping tonight and couldn't find anything even close to that. I found the right kind, bright effects, but they were the twist kind and I don't know if they would even fit the hood due to having that large base.
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post #19 of 61 Old 02-27-2010, 09:30 AM
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Does this help? I bought mine at Lowe's then took a picture of it to show Angel to make sure it was the correct one. Here is what the packaging looks like.
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post #20 of 61 Old 02-27-2010, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for that pic, Lisa. I have a 10gl that I just set up that has crapola for bulbs and am heading out to Lowes soon. Now I know exactly what to purchase.

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