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    When I upgraded to this current setup I wanted to...

    When I upgraded to this current setup I wanted to make sure I had the equipment in place to have a decent planed aquarium. Between my fert regiment and lighting I've managed modest growth, but it has...
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    If I ever decide to stock back up on neons, I...

    If I ever decide to stock back up on neons, I most definitely will be going with another shop. I'm lucky in that I have three quality stores within 15 minutes. Lots of variety to choose from. Though...
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    I am most definitely in the process of planning a...

    I am most definitely in the process of planning a rearrange of my current setup. I want to hide as much of the hardware as I can. I know some of that will come with time and more mature plants....
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    Switchfoot's 29G Planted Aquarium

    I've finally decided to start a journal for my 29g tank I've been working on the past few months. I started lurking around here about a year ago trying to gain an understanding of general fishkeeping...
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    Well, I went back to the store the next day with...

    Well, I went back to the store the next day with the little bit of fish I was able to get out of the tank along with a water sample. The exact words of the employee as I walked in carrying a baggie...
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    Well, the mystery has been solved. I decided to...

    Well, the mystery has been solved. I decided to do a deep clean of the tank and a big water change in hopes of locating the guy. After about a hour of cleaning, moving, checking, still nothing. I was...
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    Missing Dwarf Chain Loach?

    Yesterday I was fortunate enough to purchase five dwarf chain loaches from my LFS. I acclimated them and they seemed to introduce to the tank and other fish nicely. I woke up, fed them and left for...
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    At this time I don't really have any specific...

    At this time I don't really have any specific plants in mind. I currently have Amazon Sword, Java Fern, Aponogeton Crispus, Vallisneria, and some Pennywort. I'd say the amazon sword, java fern, and...
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    T5HO Lighting Question

    I recently upgraded my setup through a Craigslist find and am trying to figure out exactly what I have to work with. I'm working toward a planted tank and have been successful thus far in low light...
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    Got it. I promise I did try to read the article...

    Got it. I promise I did try to read the article in the link, but I kept getting a little lost and confused. I'll attempt to re-read.

    At this point I'm wondering how wise it would be to just...
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    So I could downgrade to like a 36w and it would...

    So I could downgrade to like a 36w and it would be okay? I was wondering about that.

    My biggest question at this point is if I were to switch up to a 6700k bulb, would this light setup work to...
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    After doing some looking around, it seems like...

    After doing some looking around, it seems like 55w might be a strange wattage. I've found a ton of 65w bulbs at reasonable prices. And I've also found a lot of sites that say the 55w and 65w are...
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    I do have the square pin configuration, not...

    I do have the square pin configuration, not straight. But now I'm concerned that no matter what direction I head with this it'll be a lost cause. At 55w, am I just headed to an algae nightmare? Or of...
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    Oh...got it. So would the 50/50 bulb not work at...

    Oh...got it. So would the 50/50 bulb not work at all? Or would it be sufficient for now, but something I'd need to upgrade in the future?

    Would something like this...
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    Well, I went ahead and just got the above...

    Well, I went ahead and just got the above mentioned light. I figured for $10 it was worth it.

    http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m155/Switchfoot55/Lights.jpg

    It's a dual T5 light, 6700K with...
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    Thanks for simplifying TD! That makes sense. ...

    Thanks for simplifying TD! That makes sense.

    I found this light on Craigslist today for 10 bucks. (description only):

    ” Good quality 55 watt fluorescent light with electronic ballast for high...
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    Thanks for the quick response! I figured they...

    Thanks for the quick response! I figured they wouldn't be compatible. But I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask just in case, lol. Thanks for think link too. I'll favorite it and spend the next couple...
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    Basic Lighting Questions

    I've nearly got all the parts to finally get my 20g up and going, but have still yet to pull the trigger on lighting. Either it's just out of budget, or someone on Craigslist snaps it up right before...
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    I put a lot of time into the frame. I really...

    I put a lot of time into the frame. I really wanted to stick with the nice chrome finish. I found that if I took some really really fine steel wool, got it just slightly damp with some alcohol, and...
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    I'm sure I could create a whole other thread in...

    I'm sure I could create a whole other thread in the Dwarf Cichlids sub-section, but I absolutely love the look of the Dwarf Ramierezi Ram (or GBR???). I know they need stable water conditions before...
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    Goes to 11, thanks for the article. It helped...

    Goes to 11, thanks for the article. It helped clear things up a little I think.

    Well, check another pressing issue off the list. One more thing I can move ahead with! Nearly there!
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    Yeah, $13 is way better than any of the...

    Yeah, $13 is way better than any of the "official" options at my LFS.

    Does sand pose any issues or additional problems with algae or diatoms? I could have just read that wrong somewhere?
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    Well, did a little more research and it looks...

    Well, did a little more research and it looks like just straight silica sand is potentially different than PFS. It can be a little more rough and for sure has to be washed. PFS, for the most part,...
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    Well that all seems to make a lot of sense....

    Well that all seems to make a lot of sense. Confirms what I figured to be true and shed some light on some alternatives to plant growth. On a side note, is it true that if I'm using liquid ferts I...
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    I wasn't planning on cranking the heat up all the...

    I wasn't planning on cranking the heat up all the way, but glad I asked. 82f will be my target!
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