Metal Halides on planted tank

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  1. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    So my MH pendant came in today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im running a 70W 10,000K bulb on my 28G nano cube. Keep in mind the pics are a little yellow from the driftwood tannins. I have some carbon in there trying to soak it up. Light should be slightly more white once the water is clear.

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    Hope ya'll enjoy!
     
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  3. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    So there's 7 algae shrimp in there and 6 cherry shrimp in there. Let me know if you see any. lol
    Those guys never come out. And a couple got in my overflow. NOT fun getting out. lol. Thats why I have the fish net over the overflow teeth.
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Very nice!
    How long have you had the tank setup? What kind of substrate are you using?
    Will you use a C02 reactor on it?

    LOOKS GREAT!
     
  5. Jm'sRSM

    Jm'sRSM Fire Shrimp

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    looking way better with the driftwood. was ur lfs out of cardinals? nice progress.
     
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    That is one awesome tank.
     
  7. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    Hey do ya'll think I should let java moss cover the wood or leave it clean? I think the brown contrast's great with the green and draws attention towards the center. Wish I could see what it would look like covered up.
     
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  10. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    Thank you sir! This has been setup for about 2 weeks now (substrate is live and I'm using established bio media). Im using Carib Sea eco-complete planted substrate. I have a yeast reactor leading to a small venturi powerhead on there right now, if I don't get the results I want, I will set up a small CO2 injection system with a small "paintball gun type" CO2 tank.

    Thank you. I think so too. My LFS does not normally carry cardinals. Do you think cardinals look better because they have more red? I suppose they do too, but for some reason he never carries them.

    Why thank you!
     
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  11. Blue Falcon

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    Thanks chick.
     
  12. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    My wife hates me now because we have a disco ball on our ceiling from the shimmer reflection. HAHAHAHA!

    :afro:
     
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