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post #11 of 52 Old 03-11-2014, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Oops . I left the word "not" out.. Thats if we dont include the QT i always leave up.
We could add that and all the QT tanks in my storage closet .. And we could get carried away with numbers and add all the dragon tanks too .. I coudnt really even add it up as i'm not sure whats staying asside from the ones I listed .. The dragons and a couple of the QTs

Is this considered hoarding ? Haha.. But seriously .. Is it?
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post #12 of 52 Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Checked dimensions ... Well , it's 225g. Previous owner never added up the dimensions and assumed it was what it had been sold as . Oh well.. That'll hardly make a difference other then the fact it'll leave more space for one of the 125s next to it.


Lighting question!!
It currently has 2 t8s running across but I don't want to use that too long . I love Fluval aqua & plantlife LEDs but not sure they come 6ft. Does anyone have a really good LED option that's somewhat doable for a bit of highlight plants ? I'm not messing with CO2 or any of that .. Just good lights, sand plants and fish . It's 30inches deep so keep that in mind for the lighting suggestions .


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post #13 of 52 Old 03-21-2014, 02:26 PM
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you could have someone build a led for you. i am a fan of the fugerays. the fluval are cool,however they are twice the price and have half the life of the finnex set ups. have you looked at the fugeray planted plus?

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I might have to go with 2 36" lights . Seems really limited when looking for 72". Ive thought about the fugeray... But unsure as it seems the par is rather low in deeper water.. But then again I dont know the par ratings of my fluval. I do know it can support reds in some plants. I just wish I knew more LED options ( that arent insanely expensive)
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Woo hoo, we get the tank tomorrow!
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post #16 of 52 Old 03-21-2014, 10:19 PM
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I might have to go with 2 36" lights . Seems really limited when looking for 72". Ive thought about the fugeray... But unsure as it seems the par is rather low in deeper water.. But then again I dont know the par ratings of my fluval. I do know it can support reds in some plants. I just wish I knew more LED options ( that arent insanely expensive)
i know the ray 2 ds penetrates deeper. i think i can dig up the par values for the ds and planted tank plus if you are interested. how deep is it to your substrate? i am also looking for new lights,so if i see anything that might work for you i will give you a heads up. are you going for low,med or high light? or do you have an ideal par in mind already?

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Woo hoo, we get the tank tomorrow!
have fun with your giant new toy. woo-hoo.
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i know the ray 2 ds penetrates deeper. i think i can dig up the par values for the ds and planted tank plus if you are interested. how deep is it to your substrate? i am also looking for new lights,so if i see anything that might work for you i will give you a heads up. are you going for low,med or high light? or do you have an ideal par in mind already?

About 2 inch of sand and 30inch is the height of our tank. I'd like the option of def medium light and some highlight plants (low lights can live in the shade of the others ). I can do without high light plants of it's too difficult LED/ budget wise but I'd prefer it . I'd really appreciate if you dig up the par values ! Thanks


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post #19 of 52 Old 03-22-2014, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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It's here! And stocked . Some kinda cleaner fish .. I think a relative of the otocinclus . Pretty cute . I think we'll keep it.

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Got some work to do though.. Going to paint the trim and stand black. I'll attempt to not rush this tank.


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i love your fish lol very exotic and cute :)
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