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Thread: need feedback on tank setup
01-23-2013, 07:09 PM #11
The LEDs should be nice
I'm thinking about getting them for my 42G, more energy efficientMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
01-24-2013, 12:34 AM #12
what fixtures are you looking at?
I just ordered the 36inch finnex fugeray. dollar/par values it seemed to be the best IMO. i'll be sure to post before and after pictures to show how it is.
filled up the spare tank w/ water to test for leaks how it really looks under water tonight. i just feel the need to keep messing with it until it comes to stocking
01-24-2013, 12:47 AM #13
I haven't even started to look at any makes/models yet. I just know I fancy them, no point usuing a big halogen when leds will do. No plants in my tanks as you know anywayMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
01-25-2013, 02:21 AM #14
Holy Driftwood Batman!!
I get you there,
I think i'll try out a few plants just to see what happens and add some color since this tank is fairly dark "river bottom" look.
Called the LFS and they have done a number on their FW stocking. They basically filled 10 40Breeders with a plethora of fish.
They had a royal pleco!...but it was 97USD, and I can't justify that cost right now.
Only other pleco's were huge 8in commons and baby(1in) bristlenose which those caught my eye.
Only acceptable dwarfs were kribs and german blues. and since i have rams, I was thinking of trying out the 2 kribs that they had, i wish i had the space for a german blue and krib?. Looking for other hardy-not so sensitive dwarfs, and it seems like kribs/bolivans fit that pefectly.
But they brought in their driftwood too. so I took home 4 pieces and here is my layout! I think this is near final-so i wanna get a lot of feedback. It comes off a bit full of wood. but that is also because i'm not used to so much.
01-25-2013, 04:37 AM #15
okay, that layout didn't feel too great.
so just playing with something else: pics below
01-25-2013, 08:27 AM #16
Now that's looking good!! Kribs are awesome fish, females especially can be the nicest most colourful dwarf cichlid available, especially when in breeding season. I will see if I can dig up a picture of my female.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
01-25-2013, 08:39 AM #17
Managed to find these pics
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
01-25-2013, 08:44 AM #18
Well that didn't work
Inserting images whilst using a crappy blackberry obviously doesn't workMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
01-25-2013, 02:30 PM #19
I think the 2nd style is going to stick but going to walk away from it and give it a fresh go next week. its so hard to create that natural look on purpose.
and that female is really colorful! That really convinced me of getting her.
01-28-2013, 11:09 PM #20
Lights are in!
And they are interesting to say the least. The sleek fixture, and night lights are awesome.
However, they just aren't as bright as I expected them. Little bummed by that one. but we'll have to see when the tank is filled w/ fish and the select few plants.
Here are the pics with the LED and new set up-both day and night.