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Old 10-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #41
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She'll also have better lighting than my tank. Bekah aren't you looking at a dual tube T8? Those extra 3 inches plus some higher lights wouldn't be too much of a difference.
True, but Bekah really loves floaters. I think Jes just has a single T8 on her tank. She says it's not ideal though.

I'm just loathe to suggest a bunch of stems since I don't want them dying and wsting Bekah's money. if it's my money I have no problem experimenting and if a plant dies oh well. It'll probably be possible to keep them, but I have no experience with lighting a 55 for plants. I can suggest things like wisteria and Hygrophila 'tiger' that I think will work, but still feel bad because I don't know 100%. The crypts, moss, anubias, ferns I know for sure will. If any of that babbling makes sense.

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Old 10-07-2013, 11:35 PM   #42
 
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that makes sense.

i'm kind of thinking about ditching the floaters, or most of them at least, but i haven't decided since I know gourami will like them. of course i might change my mind 112390 more times by then. for now i'm not interested in doing tons of floaters.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:26 AM   #43
 
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single T8, you mean a single bulb? Deff not enough.
I have the Lights of America and 2 T8s on my tank. Plenty enough for the low light plants and okay for the moderate lighting plants.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #44
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single T8, you mean a single bulb? Deff not enough.
I have the Lights of America and 2 T8s on my tank. Plenty enough for the low light plants and okay for the moderate lighting plants.
Please be sure to let Chesh know then that she doesn't have enough light. You also need more light on a 75 vs a 55 to compensate for the 6 inches of extra width.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:38 AM   #45
 
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that makes sense.

i'm kind of thinking about ditching the floaters, or most of them at least, but i haven't decided since I know gourami will like them. of course i might change my mind 112390 more times by then. for now i'm not interested in doing tons of floaters.
I still have the floaters you sent me LONG ago. What's it been....a year now?
My gouramis and angels love them. Nibbling at the roots n all. They produce so quickly that the fish can't keep up xD
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:40 AM   #46
 
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Please be sure to let Chesh know then that she doesn't have enough light. You also need more light on a 75 vs a 55 to compensate for the 6 inches of extra width.
I am confused. Chesh? or Jes? I am unaware of what lighting Chesh has(if she has any).

If you're just lighting the tank for the fish, amount of lighting won't be too much of a problem. As long as there is a definite difference between night/day for the fish.
Otherwise, if you're attempting plants, lighting requirements need to be met(obviously)
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:48 AM   #47
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I am confused. Chesh? or Jes? I am unaware of what lighting Chesh has(if she has any).

If you're just lighting the tank for the fish, amount of lighting won't be too much of a problem. As long as there is a definite difference between night/day for the fish.
Otherwise, if you're attempting plants, lighting requirements need to be met(obviously)
Chesh is Jes. I used her as an example. So you can't say it "definitely" wouldn't work - she has it working (with plants!) for over a year!

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Old 10-08-2013, 02:05 AM   #48
 
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I don't think you're an idiot. i think you're extremely intelligent, and that's why I asked you particularly for advice Cory. you're one of the people with the most plant experience on this forum that I can think of, and your opinion is the one I'm going to listen to on the plant matter (no offense to anyone else). i greatly appreciate the tips you've given me in this thread and elsewhere, and respect your experience immensely.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #49
 
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Still leaking today folks. guess I'm going to try again with the sealing. a little disappointed but optimistic
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #50
 
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I'm sure you'll get it. Remember, you can't go wrong with using a lot of silicone.
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