I was hoping t get at least 3wpg. Not so sure if I can do that. I have actually purchase a retro fit with metal halide bulbs. it might be overkill for my tank, but I guess we will see what happens. It's two 400watt retro fit kits with ballasts and everything else. I am thinking about attaching that to the fixture that I have now and just run both, the regular 30 watt bulbs and the 400watt metal halide, giving me 860 wats for me lil 65 gallon tank. Would there be any problems with that? Will I cook my plants and fish once I put fish in it?
Yeah 100 bucks for a 60watt fixture was not a very good deal, but back than, I didn't really search around for it, I just went to petsmart and bought a fixture with to bulbs in it. It's a T-12 fixture, with crappy bulbs. I did not know about plants needing more light and stuff.
The emperor is a HOB
, you are corrct. Kind of like the penguin but supposed to be better. I guess the CO2
will escape regardless, I am not sure what I am going to do with that yet. I got airstones and such in the tank as well. Right now they are off, since there is no fish in it and only plants.
You are right, the filter I have is a Rena FilStar xP3 Canister Filter. I should change that on my description thingie.
the yeast CO2
thing I have set up, uses a syphon filter and about 5 2-letter bottles and a water pump to cirulate all CO2
made by the yeast and sugar. Hopefully that's enough, from the DIY
pages, it says that 2 2-litter bottles should be able to supply enough CO2
to a 55 gallon tank, so I figured, witha little bit of a overkill and some escaping 5 should be enough for my 65 gallon. I can always add more 2 litter bottles with yeast in it if necessary, but I don't have a clue how to calulate how much CO2
my tank has.
Another question I have is that I think I over killed with the iron, I added a lot of iron to my fish tank until the water turned half yellow half orange. Is that bad? My plants are still not doing very good, they are still yellowish kind of transparent, and I got those amazon swords type of plants and some ferns I believe. I read somewhere that these were easy to take care of but so far they haven't been doing really good in my tank. It might be from the lack of light or lack of something else, but I don't know what.
Whoa this is getting to be a pretty long post. See some replies and maybe I will continue later. So many questions, so little time.