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  1. Jayy
    01-10-2012 06:07 PM - permalink
    Ok, thanks
  2. Jayy
    01-08-2012 08:56 PM - permalink
    Today I bought coral-life 10,000k bulbs are they any good? They seem brighter.
    The 10,000K indicates high blue, less red. If combined with the UltraSun, fine; on their own, I wouldn't. The brightness is probably the high blue (crisper white is "brighter" to us). Byron.
  3. Jayy
    01-07-2012 07:33 PM - permalink
    What would be a brand of stronger bulb I can buy? Maybe at a hardware store? I would like to keep more colorful plants and swords. I'm currently using Zoomed UltraSun bulbs. Are lower or bigger kelvin ratings better? I'll see If I can find the power-glo it looks like wal-mart is selling them.
    You won't get more intense tubes from what you have without going to a new fixture; Power-Glo will be a tad more, if you don't mind the hue. Kelvin is the colour temperature, nothing to do with intensity directly. Byron.
  4. Jayy
    01-06-2012 04:50 PM - permalink
    Hi, me once again. On a 4 foot 55gal with two 18in 65,000k bulbs, what would this be low light?, modrate? Best for what kinds of plants? Swords, crypts?, stem plants like ludgia?
    That's low light. Anjubias, Java Fern, Java Moss, some crypts. Most everything else will likely struggle, depending upon tubes. Something like the Power-Glo are a bit more intense. Someone else had this, if you can find the thread you could check how they're managing. Byron.
  5. diablo13
    12-31-2011 05:40 PM - permalink
    Hello Byron, last time I asked you a question you said you'd answer it when you came back, so...if you decide to answer, thank you :)
    Just sent a PM; I prefer PM's, you can write more. Byron.
  6. diablo13
    12-29-2011 06:40 PM - permalink
    Most definately. Thanks :)
  7. diablo13
    12-29-2011 06:29 PM - permalink
    Ah, ok, I'll specify. 6 Neon Tetras, 3 Peacock Gudgeons, 7-8 Betta Splenden females. 6-8 of Cherry Barbs/Rummy Noses, depending on which one. I'm going to plant it heavily with low-light plants, like Crypts, Java Fern, and Willow/Java Moss( on a sidenote, the only hood I can find fits up to a 20 watt bulb, if it's full spectrum will these plants work?) I'm going to attempt to make the pH from 6.5-7, my hardness is generally between 4-12.
    I have to sign off now, have company coming. Can you PM me and I'll provide a more considered response when I'm back online? B.
  8. diablo13
    12-29-2011 05:20 PM - permalink
    Hello Byron, I was wondering, do you think it would be possible to keep Cherry Barbs with Peacock Gudgeons, Neon Tetras, and female Betta Splendens in a 29 gallon? 280 GPH filter, 25-30% water changes weekly. It's between them and Brilliant Rummy Noses. Thanks!
    Solely considering the species, yes. But other factors like numbers, aquascape, water parameters might change this. Byron.
  9. Jayy
    12-28-2011 11:23 AM - permalink
  10. Jayy
    12-27-2011 03:06 PM - permalink
    Hello there Sir, which would be best for a 55gal a 150w or a 200w heater? I do live in Florida so it won't have to work super hard.
    If this is the basic 55g at 4 feet in length, I would suggest two heaters, one at either end and next to the filter intake and outflow if so arranged. But given your location, I would also concur with a single 150w or 200w heater. Byron.

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    Vancouver, BC Canada
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    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]


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