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Old 12-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #11
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Very nice tank. How do you like that fixture? I have a 36 bowfront as well and have been eye balling that fixture. From the descriptions I have read of that fixture both bulbs have their own switches right?


i really like the zoo med light housing it does have two switches. it can be suspended from the ceiling by wire or attached to the aquarium. thankfully the bow front allows a much easier water change area then a rectangular aquarium. i recommened using the color enhancing daylight bulb in tandem with the florasun bulb. together they make a wonderful white light.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #12
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i really like the zoo med light housing it does have two switches. it can be suspended from the ceiling by wire or attached to the aquarium. thankfully the bow front allows a much easier water change area then a rectangular aquarium. i recommened using the color enhancing daylight bulb in tandem with the florasun bulb. together they make a wonderful white light.
I definetly think I will be getting this fixture
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #13
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hey is there anyone else that has a bow front to show?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #14
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I think this tank is beautiful. Your hard work and patience shows. Also, I have no personal experience with the Zoo Med light so it was interesting to hear about yours.

Really nice job.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:39 PM   #15
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thank you very much. i took my time and worked on it alot. i knew little about planted tanks when i started. i always had fake plants until a few years ago. now i have learned two of the most important things: 1. the more living plant matter the better the tank functions. 2. i also discovered that i dont have to clean the sand and substrate but maybe every 5-6 months depending on the bioload and the amount of waste that is not being used by the plants. i dont use co2 and my aquarium is very low maintnance.
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I agree with you. I don't do the high tech planted stuff, but I keep low/medium light plants in every tank that I can (as lighting permits). I believe that live plants contribute greatly to water quality and overall fish health.

Your big sword plant is looking impressive!
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the sword had four leaves when i started a few years ago. most of my plants i have had for years when i started on the planted tank adventure. thanks again
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Beautiful tank! I have the exact same tank and stand and absolutely love it.
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Looks very natural. Love it!
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