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    Weeeellllll, the current plus is what I ended up going with ( because after crawling all over the internet last night, I couldn't find any reasons why not). Hopefully it will be enough for the low and moderate light plants that we are hoping to grow, as the substrate floor is only 18 inches from the top. If it needs an additional light somewhere down the road, then we'll have to add in some extra.

    Meanwhile, it is currently being lit by my "I can't see my stitches without a giant spotlight" lamp, that can go visit the plants if it needs to :D

    Oh, and new plants!

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    Cornerish view.

    I can't lose the window glare at the moment, but it is enough to get the drift...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GobleWarming View Post
    Weeeellllll, the current plus is what I ended up going with ( because after crawling all over the internet last night, I couldn't find any reasons why not). Hopefully it will be enough for the low and moderate light plants that we are hoping to grow, as the substrate floor is only 18 inches from the top. If it needs an additional light somewhere down the road, then we'll have to add in some extra.

    Meanwhile, it is currently being lit by my "I can't see my stitches without a giant spotlight" lamp, that can go visit the plants if it needs to :D

    Oh, and new plants!

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    You will love your new fixture - it's fabulous!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Think it will work well enough? We can leave the original hood and tube on for a boost if it needs it...specs I have been able to find say that a PAR reading of 28 can be had at 18 inches, and that is at the top of the low lighting requirements and just 2 under the medium light requirements. (I am not yet versed enough in fishtalk to exercise my googlefu to its fullest. Trying to FIND the blasted information is keeeelllllling me.) we have a fairly well lit room also. Tank one is lit only with the kit hood, but is in a room of windows and the plants are doing so well that some of them had to move out.

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    In which I rearrange things again and again and take more pictures....

    Yes... i'm a dork.

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    And now I can start to think about fish! Mmmmm feeeesh....

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    Or we could repurpose the tomato growing light....


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    OW, My eyes! Then again, maybe not. Still, the plants aren't likely to flounder between now and Thursday when the new light arrives.

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    Tank looks awesome, and you are gonna LOVE that Current LED....plenty of light for your plants, IMO, even with the bowfront
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    It's here! I DO love the new light! It was pretty durn speedy getting here and the kiddos and I are busy cruising the effects.

    It looks bright enough....

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    Ammonia is still dropping to 0 every 24 hours, but nitrites and nitrites are remaining high.

    ... The suspense...

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    Crap! Crappity crapcrapcrap!

    I think my tank is almost cycled, and I am having a bit of a freak out. Nitrites were through the roof last night ( off the chart!) and now they are at .25ppm. Ammonia has dependably dropped to zero every 24 hours for a while now, but I haven't even been able to read the nitrites. Could it really be happening this fast?!

    How long should I keep dosing things up and watching the drop before considering the tank actually and officially cycled? And how high should I dose the ammonia between now and fish time? We are planning to be away for the weekend and have a neighbor attending the animal crew and the tank, so I need to make the instructions fairly foolproof.

    Gah, I haven't even decided on all the fish yet...

    I don't have to stock the tank all at once do I?

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    Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady 
    thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 
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    Quote Originally Posted by GobleWarming View Post
    Crap! Crappity crapcrapcrap!

    I think my tank is almost cycled, and I am having a bit of a freak out. Nitrites were through the roof last night ( off the chart!) and now they are at .25ppm. Ammonia has dependably dropped to zero every 24 hours for a while now, but I haven't even been able to read the nitrites. Could it really be happening this fast?!

    How long should I keep dosing things up and watching the drop before considering the tank actually and officially cycled? And how high should I dose the ammonia between now and fish time? We are planning to be away for the weekend and have a neighbor attending the animal crew and the tank, so I need to make the instructions fairly foolproof.

    Gah, I haven't even decided on all the fish yet...

    I don't have to stock the tank all at once do I?
    You need to keep dosing 1/2 your original dose (only once every 24 hrs) to keep up the cycle. Once you have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites and are showing nitrates, your tank is cycled. You want to be sure that the ammonia is at 0 when you add your fish, so don't add ammonia the night before you are getting your fish. Be sure to do a big PWC before adding any fish to get the nitrates down to 10 ppm or less.

    The advantage to doing a fishless cycle is adding all your fish at one time. You don't have to add them all at once, but any unneeded BB will die off and you will only have BB based on the fish in the tank. You would then have to slowly add any additional fish.

    There is a lot of info on keeping your cycle till you add fish in Slap's 40B thread. He has kept his cycle going for a bit.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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