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Old 05-15-2015, 06:55 AM   #41 (permalink)
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It's a great light from the PAR result! Will you lot of choices for plants and carpet too.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:02 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Michael,

The spread is good. When factoring in a set up I would advise allowing two inches between each light. ON a 20 gallon two of these would light it up like a Christmas tree.

The light is very natural. I love the look of the light. It does not bring out the neon colors in fish very well however.
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How bout a dozen garra rufas (Dr.Fish)? They are awesom at controling algae +you can get the fish therepy when you make changes in your tank.
I would NOT recommend garra rufa for anyone with a community setup. Sure, they are great algae eaters when young, but like their other Asiatic cousins from the genus garra, they become aggressive with age and quickly become interested in a more protein oriented diet, so much so that they will literally hunt any and all other fish in your tank, sticking to their sides to feed off their slime and meat. No amount of feeding helps quell this behavior.

Your best option is to raise them in a species-only tank. I have heard reports on local forums of members managing to spawn them and even raise the new off-spring into adults, but always in a heavily planted and species only tank.
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I don't think you need to worry as long as you've got high oxygen. In my paludarium they bred when flow was not even 10x, with 20x flow, no breeding.

About all Garra species, I never had them eat any algae. Same like the Sewellia, I think they're more aufwuchs feeders.
They do eat it but I am quite sure you are right with respect to the aufwuchs feeding. This is based on their diet once they age. It is possible that they ingest the algae while feeding along with anything in it when young/when their is no other food available.
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Huh,that filter in the first photo? Is very much like what built for my 240 gallon Only mine was not as nice looking..so I fronted it with a 3-D epoxy aquarium rock wall I bought years ago. No sump,no drilling holes in the tank..no pipes. I guess if you have monster fish you don't want an inside filter...but it turns out the small fish I have like to just float right over the filter sometimes that is only like 6" from the top of the tank.

Also,as that might be just the skimmer in the photo...mine IS THE FILTER..so its wider than that. I touch that filter like every other month at most. Plants,small fish..do fine. But the look in that photo is much like what I have going.
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Really awesome tank so far ! What do you plan on stocking it with ?
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:37 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Awesome setup, Thanks for sharing.
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