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Old 09-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #11
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How are these lights treating your plants? I'm jonesin to buy one but wanna make sure it's worth the ten bucks
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #12
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There doing good , IMO, it's the fish not being so nice! The put out 6500k, and 75 watts and I have two of them and a 125 gallon tank so thats how many watts per gallon ? I think the light is working but I have to do research and see , should I be give plant food and should I have co2 stuff like that.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #13
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Well co2 and plant food should help the progress of your plants. If one of the elements that help plants grow is stronger the other elements should be brought to the same level. At a certain point the lights don't help because the plants don't have the other things, I.e. Co2 to breath or nutrients to use.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:05 PM   #14
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My local fish store guy and I talk alot and he has been doing this his whole life , he says you don't really need the co2 . But I really want it because I like the plants alot, but I can see a difference in color without the light .
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #15
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Well the owner of ur LFS profits from you buying things like more plants . All plants need co2 to breathe. It's like humans need oxygen. Having the co2 available allows the plant absorb the other things it needs. I would get a diy co2 system set up. It cost me six dollars to get the sugar yeast and two liter bottle.
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I want a DIY co2 water bottle thing, but that looks more difficult to understand than water chemistry . How long does it last, I know thousands of websites on it but it looks so hard.......
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Simply have two cups sugar, two teaspoons bakers yeast, fill with Luke warm warm water to the curvature of the bottle. To make the top drill a hole smaller than the tubing, cut the tubing at a 45 degree angle, put the tip of the tubing into the hole and pull it through with needle nose pliers. The tubing should be hard to pull through the hole hence not needing silicone to seal it. The mixture lasts about two weeks use an airstone for a diffuser and badow your done. Any other questions let me know
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Simply have two cups sugar, two teaspoons bakers yeast, fill with Luke warm warm water to the curvature of the bottle. To make the top drill a hole smaller than the tubing, cut the tubing at a 45 degree angle, put the tip of the tubing into the hole and pull it through with needle nose pliers. The tubing should be hard to pull through the hole hence not needing silicone to seal it. The mixture lasts about two weeks use an airstone for a diffuser and badow your done. Any other questions let me know
I'm not trying to thread jack but that sounds like a nice simple way to make the set up, could u post some pics? Thanks!
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Hmm I could. Lego7978 do you mind? I don't wanna thread jack either.
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I'd like to know how these bulbs perform as well because i know I can rip the light setup out of my factory hood and hide these inside.
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