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Old 09-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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After tearing down my 10 gallon I wanted to have a lush green setup without having constant maintenance that a high-tech tank calls for, because my high school homework has been HEAVY. So i turned to a paludariums, but i felt that to was to much work, so then the idea clicked in my head that a wabi-kusa tank would be amazing!
I plan on using ADA la plata sand and yamata stone.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Oh, and what is a quality light for emmersed? I currently have a 24" catalina single bulb fixture, 6500k, 24w. If thats resting almost right on the top of the tank, is that enough?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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Cant wait to see how this turns out! Following!!
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Oh, and what is a quality light for emmersed? I currently have a 24" catalina single bulb fixture, 6500k, 24w. If thats resting almost right on the top of the tank, is that enough?
That's probably plenty. The reflectors on Catalina fixtures are top notch. You're probably getting at least 50% more light than most other fixtures, even more compared to more subpar reflectors. Emersed setups are extremely forgiving, as they are usually light limited rather than nutrient (commonly CO2) limited as in CO2.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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That's probably plenty. The reflectors on Catalina fixtures are top notch. You're probably getting at least 50% more light than most other fixtures, even more compared to more subpar reflectors. Emersed setups are extremely forgiving, as they are usually light limited rather than nutrient (commonly CO2) limited as in CO2.
Awesome! Glad i dont need to spend $50 bucks on a new light, just got some seiryu stone for my 60P maybe i need to start a journal for that one to
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Alright, decided im going to order a custom piece of glass for the top instead of saran wrap.
Anybody know of a good place to order from?
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This will be cool...
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Thanks! I really hope so,

I wonder if I have my light on top of the glass, it will diffuse the light to much?
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Rimless 10 next to my half finished ADA stand and 60P
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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Alright so i think i have a plant list down. Will post them later.....i'm gonna go with pool filter sand instead of ADA because of price,
Im thinking about getting a new light instead of the catalina, what do you guys suggest?
Pics coming soon.....hopefully i can get some better ones than these crappy ipad pics
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