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Old 03-26-2012, 08:42 AM   #31
 
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ORP is measured in millivolts and is not shown in L/h.

The lights I have are 4 x red spectrum 3500k bulbs and 4 x 6500k Blue spectrum bulbs which results in true full spectrum lighting. 2 x 430nm Actinic fixtures and 4 BLUE led for moonlighting.

The tank is a standard 180g so 72x24x24.

Air output will NOT reduce nitrates at all and if you can prove otherwise can you provide the link.
AGAIN none of what you posted tells me the wattage of your lights
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #32
 
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I think we should all agree to disagree Madyotto, you may just want to post that your have different information/thoughts than most members here, when and if you are helping someone with cycling issues. That way people can make their own decisions about who's information to take or leave.

Thanks Taz for the article on water changes

It is possible to keep fish alive with poor water quality, (especially the more hardy species) but I still agree with what is common knowledge here: The best practice is a regular schedule of water changes.

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i do agree in some way gwen dont get me wrong im not dirctally saying there is no pint in water changes

just that it is not necessarily and that the stress caused by doing so only evens out with the water change unless you keep in bad parameters
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #33
 
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39w for the Blue Spectrum
54w for the red spectrum.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #34
 
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I have had fish that have not bred before, breed after and during water changes. Only last Wednesday did my Yellow labs breed again during my water change.

I do not think that it was causing them stress given the fact I once had 3 sets of fish spawn during a change, ended up with 78 fry from these three fish.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #35
 
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I think you have to concede Taz, after all he bred mollies!
your statement makes you look a tit

molly's may be the easiest to breed yes i agree this is not what i was saying at all

what i was saying is that

the very best of places to buy them from in the north of the uk
brought them of us at a very expensive price compared to any other farm

also these molly's would grow to a very big size for there kind even in smaller tanks

the places we sold to had two lots of molly's for sale
the one's from any farm selling them at the right price and
the HIGH QUALITY one's we had sold them

also if they where so unhealthy like you all state then why have none of you ever had them grow way past there max size no matter where you look on google or book you read

the typical size these would grow to is 3-3.5 inch's tank depending

however google and many others say there max size is 2.5 inch's

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Old 03-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #36
 
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I have had fish that have not bred before, breed after and during water changes. Only last Wednesday did my Yellow labs breed again during my water change.

I do not think that it was causing them stress given the fact I once had 3 sets of fish spawn during a change, ended up with 78 fry from these three fish.
fresh water after a change helps to promote breeding so i would say that yours only doing so during the change is them insulting your condition's
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #37
 
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39w for the Blue Spectrum
54w for the red spectrum.
also the taller your tank is the more power you need

i run a 40watt in a 40 gallon that is only just over 1 FT tall

you run total of 85 watt in a 180 gallon do the math and your tank is taller

when i ran a 180 gallon 2.5 FT tall
i run a 80 watt bulb and a 45 watt bulb

so run a total of 125 watt mainly because of the extra depth

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #38
 
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My conditions are perfect for my fish...they are african cichlids and the water parameters match the natural conditions of Lake Malawi in my tanks perfectly.

Not knowing my conditions in my tank, I find it rather disrespectful regarding your comment.
I have breed africian cichlids and continue to do so. I have a group of wild caught F0 Yellow labs imported directly from Lake Malawi which would not have breed at all, if they were not happy with my conditions. The fry from these fish command a higher price and I sell to my Local Fish Store.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:13 AM   #39
 
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I have 4 fixtures each of those bulbs.

so 156w for the Red and 216w for the Blue Spectrum. In my previous post, I got the blue and red fixtures mixed up. Lights more than capable of keeping corals in a saltwater tank if I wanted. They are very powerful but work for my tank with no dark spots at all. Photo period is varied from 6-10 hours and I have only ever had one diatom bloom in the tank and no algae issues to date.

Yes, you need more powerful lights if you have a deep planted tank, but as I do not have many live plants, this is not required. The lights are purely for viewing of the fish, they are not bothered by them when they turn on.

I actually purchased these lights with a view to converting the tank into a saltwater reef. As of this coming Saturday, the tank is sold and I will no longer have the 180g tank. Tank has been running for 5 years with no problems at all, it is the one in my signature.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #40
 
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My conditions are perfect for my fish...they are african cichlids and the water parameters match the natural conditions of Lake Malawi in my tanks perfectly.

Not knowing my conditions in my tank, I find it rather disrespectful regarding your comment.
I have breed africian cichlids and continue to do so. I have a group of wild caught F0 Yellow labs imported directly from Lake Malawi which would not have breed at all, if they were not happy with my conditions. The fry from these fish command a higher price and I sell to my Local Fish Store.
compering your water conditions to lake is such a wrong move they are not in a lake and so there environment is wrong

as it is for any fish in aquatics

fresh water after a change helps to promote breeding so i would say that yours only doing so during the change is them insulting your condition's

/\ conditions do not mean water chemistry at all

and that once is nothing in comparison to the amount of times you have insulted me by actually calling me a lire
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