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  1. #11

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    Ok tx, probably 18" like my 90g and 120g. For me the EA type only grows background plants well. My stem plants in the background like rotala grow really nicely only once they reach 10 inches or so. So the EA is good in behind the DA. The DA will grow shorter plants in the foreground.
    .....like dwarf sag, crypts, stargrass (used as a carpeting plant). I also have used hygro rosenervig as a ground cover filler.

    I too am trying to adjust from a flora spectrum to 6500k. I think i'm going to have to modify the fixture and change the diodes to 10000k before I can turn the 6500k fixture on high. It's just too yellow to be a dominant light. I think you'll like the fspec
    Last edited by angelcraze2; 12-24-2018 at 07:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Ok tx, probably 18" like my 90g and 120g. For me the EA type only grows background plants well. My stem plants in the background like rotala grow really nicely only once they reach 10 inches or so. So the EA is good in behind the DA. The DA will grow shorter plants in the foreground.
    .....like dwarf sag, crypts, stargrass (used as a carpeting plant). I also have used hygro rosenervig as a ground cover filler.

    I too am trying to adjust from a flora spectrum to 6500k. I think i'm going to have to modify the fixture and change the diodes to 10000k before I can turn the 6500k fixture on high. It's just too yellow to be a dominant light. I think you'll like the fspec
    If I'm reading your post correctly, I should place the new DA light closer to the front of the tank and the older EA light behind it? I was going to do it opposite with no rhyme or reason, lol.

    Both will be on a timer and I'll have to play around with the on/off times of each for awhile. Right now the EA actintic's kick on at 9:30am, then the whites at 10:30am. They both run until 6:30pm when the whites shut off. The actintic's run for another 2hrs until 8:30pm and then the tank goes dark. That's the daily routine unless I have guests or a party where people are congregating in the basement, then I may turn the whites on for a little longer manually, but that's rare.
    Last edited by Law Dog; 12-31-2018 at 02:27 PM.
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
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    You can keep the same cycle of actinic and white with the EA. But yeah, I put the higher PAR light in the front to penetrate furthur and grow the shorter plants in the foreground. Really both are in the middle, but with the stronger light in the front. You can play with how far back you want to put the EA, but the stronger light should be far enough back that it doesn't cause green algae on the glass. At least, that's what I have noticed. Plus I want light on my plants, not the glass.
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    I figured I'd give an update since it's been nearly 3 weeks since I posted here........

    I received the new light about 1 1/2 weeks ago and set it up for 1/2hr (10:45am - 6:15pm) less than the old light, which is still on the tank. I took Kat's advice and put the new FS light near the front of the tank and the old W/B near the back. It only took 1 week for me to start seeing some algae growth as well as diatoms so I cut the new light back another 30mins (11am - 6pm). I still think I will need to cut it back even more but we'll see. It may take me awhile to get some pics uploaded as I have to resize them myself, but I will try in the next day or 2.
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
    - planted w/ Crypts

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    I'm sorry for your loss. The aquarium looks pretty nice. I just started the forum. I've got some ideas. I think I will learn more from you and the forum users. I really like your project.

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    Ok, another update and advice needed.

    I had to scale back the time on the new 10k light due to algae issues, primarily green spot algae but also more recently BBA. I now have that light running at 5 1/4hrs along with the 6500 still at 6 1/2hrs. I use homemade root tabs (Osmocote) and also 1 capful of Flourish every week. I started using CO2 booster 3 days ago and have noticed a small reduction of BBA and a near halt in green spot algae.

    My question/advice needed is.......should I attempt to delv into CO2 injection? I already have a 20lb CO2 tank I acquired from a Pepsi delivery guy about 17yrs ago for a never to be built basement bar. As far as I know it's still 100% full. If the answer is yes, then has anyone used or know of this setup?......

    https://www.modcomplete.com/products...solenoid-valve

    That regulator appeared on 2 separate websites as a top 5 buy, and at $50 it would be a steal if it's all it's cracked up to be.
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
    - planted w/ Crypts

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    It appears that link isn't working. Anyway, I'm on a budget (as usual) and would like to keep the price below $100.

    (**** Would a MOD be able to move this to the Journal section? ****)
    Last edited by Law Dog; 03-03-2019 at 07:02 PM.
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
    - planted w/ Crypts

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    This thread has been shifted for you.

    As for the co2 bottle I would get it checked over to be sure it is still safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    This thread has been shifted for you.

    As for the co2 bottle I would get it checked over to be sure it is still safe.
    Thanks mac!

    Yes I plan on bringing it to a local welding shop that tests and refills. Right now it's 100% full as far as I can tell, but I'd rather be safe than sorry, even if it means they have to empty it to test.

    I'm hoping someone with knowledge on CO2 regulators can chime in on a good inexpensive unit as well as what to look for during setup.
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    I received my regulator today! While this the first regulator I've owned, I'm very impressed with the quality of this unit from CO2Art, but aquatic equipment from Germany is usually well built.

    I had the old 20# tank tested yesterday and all is good, plus it's still 95% full according to the welding shop I took it to. I will receive my inline atomizer tomorrow and the drop checker on Monday. That will leave me all day Tuesday to get it going. I have Mon/Tues off so I'll be able to monitor the inhabitants for any signs of stress and/or oxygen deprivation.

    I'll try to post pics tomorrow but most likely Monday because my oldest has baseball practice after I get off of work. 👍
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
    - planted w/ Crypts

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