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Old 02-26-2011, 05:50 PM #295
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wattage means nothing anymore when it comes to reef aquariums,its all about the amount of PAR your tank gets. i mean look at the LED lights people are using,they put out the most PAR and have a very low wattage. Power compact lights are **** and i would never recommend them,if i was going to get some type of fluorescent id get a t5,everything else sucks. t5,metal halide or custom LED setup are really the only good choices. Im running a 250w MH on my tank,but im in the process of switching over to LED.
The AI fixtures are nice for LEDs. Just expensive.
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Another lesson learned on impulse purchases. "Oh, there's no chance they would sell a plant as an aquatic plant if it wasn't really one," I thought as I picked up the nice little Ophiopogon japonica (Kyoto Grass) specimen, putting it in my basket at Petco. Get back home and do some research... oh... it's not submersible... it'll die in about 2-3 months, if that... how nice.

This is ontop of realizing that the 5 gallon that we were going to use as a fry tank has a nice 4" crack in the bottom panel. It's not all the way through, but it looks nasty.

The only bright side of things is that I bought some planted substrate mixture and fertilizer, enough to make the world's biggest algae farm. I also did more research and realized that an Iwagumi theme isn't the best idea for a first go at a planted tank (slow growing and slow nutrient absorbing plants = algae from hell). Going to change things up a little bit, but oh well. Back to the books.

Also, Petco apparently carries the world's only naturally albino Macrodactyla doreensis .
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Whats the difference in glass tanks apposed to acrylic tanks
Mostly the weight of the tank, how much it can bend when filled with water, and then the strength of the tank.

With glass, you get a tank that is more "solid" because it won't bow as much. It also doesn't scratch as easily as acrylic does. One of the biggest downsides is that glass is insanely heavy. I don't know if you have ever tried to move a big tank, but when I helped my buddy move his 180, there were only 4 of us and it was damn hard.

Acrylic is a great material because it is so much easier to shape, so you can have a tank that is not your standard rectangle. You will see a lot of "wave" shaped tanks made out of acrylic. When acrylic tanks break, they don't shatter like glass does, they burst. It is a lot easier to replace a panel of acrylic when this happens than to replace the whole pane of glass.

Acrylic is a lot more expensive, but in my opinion, if you aren't keeping any plecos or fish that have sharp fins that can damage it, I would prefer acrylic over glass anytime. Plecos have been known to chew weak spots in acrylic, which is why you will almost never see one in an acrylic tank.
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Mostly the weight of the tank, how much it can bend when filled with water, and then the strength of the tank.

With glass, you get a tank that is more "solid" because it won't bow as much. It also doesn't scratch as easily as acrylic does. One of the biggest downsides is that glass is insanely heavy. I don't know if you have ever tried to move a big tank, but when I helped my buddy move his 180, there were only 4 of us and it was damn hard.

Acrylic is a great material because it is so much easier to shape, so you can have a tank that is not your standard rectangle. You will see a lot of "wave" shaped tanks made out of acrylic. When acrylic tanks break, they don't shatter like glass does, they burst. It is a lot easier to replace a panel of acrylic when this happens than to replace the whole pane of glass.

Acrylic is a lot more expensive, but in my opinion, if you aren't keeping any plecos or fish that have sharp fins that can damage it, I would prefer acrylic over glass anytime. Plecos have been known to chew weak spots in acrylic, which is why you will almost never see one in an acrylic tank.
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Unless you're dealing with low iron glass, acrylic is generally clearer than glass also. Again, just be careful not to scratch it
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Planted 10g is finally started. Bought a 16 pound bag of Activ-Flora Floracor Black, put that in and filled the tank tonight. I have a random anubias plant in our fry tank, I'll be starting it with that and keep on adding to it. Definitely need driftwood.

By the way, be careful when working with that stuff. It's just a wee bit messy.
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Planted 10g is finally started. Bought a 16 pound bag of Activ-Flora Floracor Black, put that in and filled the tank tonight. I have a random anubias plant in our fry tank, I'll be starting it with that and keep on adding to it. Definitely need driftwood.

By the way, be careful when working with that stuff. It's just a wee bit messy.
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Mine are trimmed down to the skin, and I still got sand in them . Water's finally starting to settle after about two hours of complete stillness, I LOVE the fine layer on top.

My Nova Extreme fixture arrived today. I swear to god though, the self-ballasted 10w fluorescent bulbs I bought from wal-mart are brighter... maybe I didn't leave it plugged in long enough to test it? Or am I just not seeing as much visible light from it? Right now, even with some cloudiness, I'm getting lots of light down to the bottom of the tank. However, it's more of a crisp white light, and I doubt that they're full spectrum (they're not advertised to be).
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My Nova Extreme fixture arrived today. I swear to god though, the self-ballasted 10w fluorescent bulbs I bought from wal-mart are brighter... maybe I didn't leave it plugged in long enough to test it? Or am I just not seeing as much visible light from it? Right now, even with some cloudiness, I'm getting lots of light down to the bottom of the tank. However, it's more of a crisp white light, and I doubt that they're full spectrum (they're not advertised to be).
MH bulbs take a while to warm up. Mine probably take 2-3 minutes to reach full intensity
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My Nova Extreme fixture arrived today. I swear to god though, the self-ballasted 10w fluorescent bulbs I bought from wal-mart are brighter... maybe I didn't leave it plugged in long enough to test it? Or am I just not seeing as much visible light from it? Right now, even with some cloudiness, I'm getting lots of light down to the bottom of the tank. However, it's more of a crisp white light, and I doubt that they're full spectrum (they're not advertised to be).
T5HO bulbs shouldn't take more than a few seconds to be warmed up. The white is probably a 10000k bulb, opposed to a 6700k full spectrum, and will look very white maybe even have a tint of blue.
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Led's that are really dark blue. They are used to simulate the light given off by the moon. I like to use them as a transition from the tanks main display lights to total darkness.
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Led's that are really dark blue. They are used to simulate the light given off by the moon. I like to use them as a transition from the tanks main display lights to total darkness.
So this is just for effect lighting essentially?
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Ideally it also somewhat replicates the sun rising and setting, which makes things feel more natural for the fish. I've heard that it can also allow you to observe your fishes nocturnal routines, though I swear our cory cats sleep during the day.
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Ideally it also somewhat replicates the sun rising and setting, which makes things feel more natural for the fish. I've heard that it can also allow you to observe your fishes nocturnal routines, though I swear our cory cats sleep during the day.
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