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redstrat 01-30-2007 07:27 PM

Thanks for having me saturday it was nice to meet the members of SWOAPE that were able to make it. I hope I can make it to more meetings in the future.


24" was just what I had in mind for 10gallon tanks, I'm glad to hear its working for you. I dont see it in the pic but it seems that I remember some of your lights were close to the tanks while others are as far away as possible, do you notice much difference in these postions, I'm sure you do. I bet you get better coverage of light when they are higher but lose some intensity which could be good in some cases, its nice to have some control. Another question about your light fixtures, how much light are you getting from them? Would you rate these tanks as low/med/high light with your current fixtures? I like the low price and availability of the bulbs bulk packs at HD are a great thing and lighting two tanks for roughly $30 would be amazing

MatPat 01-31-2007 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by davis.1841 (Post 271503)
I dont see it in the pic but it seems that I remember some of your lights were close to the tanks while others are as far away as possible, do you notice much difference in these postions, I'm sure you do. I bet you get better coverage of light when they are higher but lose some intensity which could be good in some cases, its nice to have some control.

The very top tanks have the lights closer to the water surface for now. Given their height, the light spillage goes straight into my eyes when near the rack. Having the lights on chains does give you some flexibility which is good since I don't use any CO2 on these tanks.


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Originally Posted by davis.1841 (Post 271503)
Another question about your light fixtures, how much light are you getting from them? Would you rate these tanks as low/med/high light with your current fixtures? I like the low price and availability of the bulbs bulk packs at HD are a great thing and lighting two tanks for roughly $30 would be amazing

The fixtures are $8 two bulb, electronic ballast Shoplights from Home Depot. Each light has two 6500K Phillips lamps (T-8 lamps) in it so I'm getting 64W of light spread over two 10g tanks. I haven't had this setup long enough to gauge the intensity of the lamps over the tanks. I'm afraic it may be too much but I can always remove a bulb from each light and see how it does. The chans definately give me some flexibility in the setup.

accidentaldog 01-31-2007 06:02 PM

Matt the shrimp rack looks great. I have a lot of cherries that I would be more than happy to give to you to start out or at least give you some fresh blood lines. Once you get the breeding going on your cherries, maybe I could swap with you also because I could use some fresh genes in my tank also.

I doubt you remember me because I haven't been able to attend a meeting since the summer BBQ. I am the UC student from Indiana. My wife lives 3 hours away and I have been going back to see her most weekends.

As for getting shrimp to you, if you want them, I drive up I-75 every-other weekend and I can easily drop them off. I think I might be able to finally attend another meeting this month assuming the date is decided relatively quickly so that I can plan accordingly. Just let me know.

redstrat 02-05-2007 10:46 AM

matt have you ever seen the Filtermax I prefilter sold online or really anywhere other than Aquatics Exotics in cincy? I'm hoping to find two so I can get my two 10gallons running soon.

MatPat 02-05-2007 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by accidentaldog (Post 271820)
Matt the shrimp rack looks great. I have a lot of cherries that I would be more than happy to give to you to start out or at least give you some fresh blood lines. Once you get the breeding going on your cherries, maybe I could swap with you also because I could use some fresh genes in my tank also.

I doubt you remember me because I haven't been able to attend a meeting since the summer BBQ. I am the UC student from Indiana. My wife lives 3 hours away and I have been going back to see her most weekends.

As for getting shrimp to you, if you want them, I drive up I-75 every-other weekend and I can easily drop them off. I think I might be able to finally attend another meeting this month assuming the date is decided relatively quickly so that I can plan accordingly. Just let me know.

A Cherry Shrimp Swap one of these days would be good. I can always use some new bloodlines and I imagine a few other club members might be interested too.

I have some Cherries right now that I need to move into the rack but I'm slowly trying to get the two tanks water parameters similar. All ing ood time I guess and I think I do remember you...you brought the Guiness ;)

I'm still waiting to hear from Sean so we know if this month's meeting will be in Cinci or Columbus...

MatPat 02-05-2007 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by davis.1841 (Post 273191)
matt have you ever seen the Filtermax I prefilter sold online or really anywhere other than Aquatics Exotics in cincy? I'm hoping to find two so I can get my two 10gallons running soon.

I got mine from Ken's fish online. I haven't seen them anywhere locally.

redstrat 02-05-2007 07:46 PM

cool i've never heard of ken's I'll have to check it out. :D

t2000kw 02-07-2007 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MatPat (Post 273358)
I got mine from Ken's fish online. I haven't seen them anywhere locally.

I've never seen Ken's Fish online before, either.

A question about the heaters here:

heaterlinks

there are two lines that look interesting:

the Proheat titanium and the Guardian heaters.

The Proheats can have a digital readout. Do these also have an alarm for out of temp range warnings?

Do either of these have a track record with any of our SWOAPE members?

AaronT 02-07-2007 06:59 PM

Oh man, Ken's is awesome you guys. Kens Fish Home of Quality Fish Food, And Supplies At Excellent Prices. Supplies galore at reasonable prices and his shipping is lightning fast.

t2000kw 02-08-2007 02:13 AM

Is shipping cheap, reasonable, or expensive?


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