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Old 07-27-2005, 11:42 PM   #11
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You can DIY MH, CF and ODNO for much less then aquatraders sell them for.. If your so inclined..
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Old 07-28-2005, 12:44 AM   #12
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Yeah, but if yer lazy like me theyre cheaper than any other commercial made lighting.
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:51 AM   #13
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Thank you so much for all of your help! We just bought a house and in the process of moving. Here in DC area house is a big deal so we are all excited! Once dust settles down I will get on this 20 right away. As a matter of fact, I might build it into the wall to the under-the-stairs closet which is huge and has electrical hookups.
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #14
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I have a question for you: on aquatraders they sell the Odyssea lights and they seem really cool. For $30 you could get 24" strip and they throw in a free bulb??? It seems from the picture that the strip also holds the moonlight. I understand that the moonlight does not come with it. Also, if you ever bought one of these, do you know if those support brackets it has (to secure the light on the tank) are adjustable width-wise? In other words, can you get a 36" strip and adjust the legs for 30" tank?

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Old 07-30-2005, 01:37 AM   #15
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Thanks

You get the bulb, the moonlights are an extra 20 bucks I think. I cant answer your question on the flip tops, the ones I bought didnt come with them, and I kinda forgot to order them

I dont think that would work to put a 36" fixture over a 30" tank. youd have 6 inches hanging off, I think that would be to much to adjust for. Maybe if you custom did something, I'm not sure. Maybe hung it pendant style. If you were going to build it into the wall, you could make some kind of shelf to slide it into above the tank, if you understand what I'm trying to say. (which I dont half the time, so dont feel bad)
I think for an odd size like 30", youd be better off to stager 2 24" across the top.

http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=23
These would be the ones you could lay across the top with a glass top between the lighting and the tank. I got 2 of these in the 36" version to do just that.
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Another option I forgot about is http://www.ahsupply.com/36-55w.htm
you could custom make a fixture to your size. If youre a little handy

It says on there:

Each reflector in a 55watt Bright Kit™ is 22 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. With a 2x55w Kit, for instance, the two reflectors can be installed end-to-end on a 48" long aquarium in one 4" wide row, or installed front-to-back on a 24" or 30" long aquarium.
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Did you ever get your 20G long setup going? This thread just kind of ended.

I'm thinking of a 20G long with a sump as well while minimizing water disturbance as it overflows into the sump. Then attaching an inline reactor after the return pump for pressurized CO2 dissolution.

Czcz, can you go further in depth on what you know about using sumps with FW planted? I would like to find more reading on the usage of a sump with high tech planted.
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Sure. Is there something in particular you want to know? I've posted what I learned in different threads in the archives, but I use "fuge" sometimes if that helps searching. My website link lists stuff I've tried -- thinning plant load in the reverse photoperiod fuge makes my main tank's growth take off, for example -- but the page is unweildy and I'm redoing the layout after I finish another project. I inject CO2 immediately after the return pump and use the return piping as the reactor, no bioballs or anything, and get the same numbers as my old powerhead reactor. If you'd like I'll start a thread later on my experience with my set-up and hopefully others will contribute their experiences with sumps in high-tech as well... I'm supposed to be working right now
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Yes please start a thread with your experiences on a sump with your 20g long.
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I have an 8g+10g actually.

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