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  • ula's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    I was very interested to read yours and Mervs opinions.Thanks for taking the time to explain things for us Newbies.I think the water is clearing a...
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  • ula's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    MadMerv thank you so much for taking the time to give me such a detailed reply.I totally understand where you are coming from and and I am happy with...
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  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    Good call Graeme. Feel free to drop my name with Police as well.
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  • Graeme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    Graeme replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I have tried this, my neighbour was not impressed until I told him you said I could Mr Rae :p
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  • Grubs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Grubs replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I'm sure they exist but I don't think I've ever seen a good carpet in a 2ft deep tank. I know I've never been able to grow one with Metal halide and...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I see... food for thought. Thanks Rod!
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  • Rod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    Rod replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    The bottom of a 600 deep tank is 33% further for the light to travel than a 450 deep tank. No doubt you could increase light intensity.....but...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    would most lights have a problem pushing through 60cm?
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  • Rod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 AM
    Rod replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Personally....If your intention is a planted community tank then I'd go 1200 or 1500 x 450 x 450. The deeper the tank the less light that gets to...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Thanks for the input happyfins, it won't be full on carpet, only on several places (thinking glosso in one area and DHG in another atm) but point...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • happyfins's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    happyfins replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Sorry didn't see this before. For me illuminating 5 feet of carpet plants seems a very costly and difficult undertaking. 4 feet would suffice and you...
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  • happyfins's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    happyfins replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I am going to agree and disagree here. You have got more options with a bigger tank in terms of quantity of plants, reducing aggression with fish,...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 AM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    does 4x2x2 look deep enough to you guys? it kinda does and doesn't for me, but probably because, again, if it's up to me I'd take as big as I can...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 AM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Sump is the one thing I haven't considered, I haven't looked into that. Probably should.
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Madmerv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:27 AM
    Madmerv replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    It has been said by many people with years of experience. Go as big as you can afford. I tend to agree with this for a few reasons. First: It looks...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • slin1977's Avatar
    18-07-18, 07:58 PM
    slin1977 replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I’ve been camping in the arctic circle in the middle of winter, warmest it was on that trip was -17C coldest was -46C Double tents served us well as...
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  • jonahtheg's Avatar
    18-07-18, 07:53 PM
    If the rock looks like cracking the floor, you could glue a silicon foot onto it - helps to spread the load. I did this with a 25kg glass-buster. So...
    28 replies | 872 view(s)
  • kenplho's Avatar
    18-07-18, 03:09 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Ahh damn, sorry missed that earlier. 1 other consideration - sump vs canisters. I think anything 4ft and up is probably worth sump-ing. It's way...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    18-07-18, 02:11 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    Now that I'm retired I like to think of this as Charity work. Should mention that I expect every word to be followed or there may be dire...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    18-07-18, 02:04 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    For 2ft or 4ft? the 2ft is gone, I'm hoping the room is stable enough for a 4ft. it's really the only place I can put it that the wife would agree...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • kenplho's Avatar
    18-07-18, 01:23 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    Btw - if you're in Melbourne, I'd have a good look at this (https://www.ebay.com.au/i/232849839079?ul_noapp=true) $200 for a decent 6ft tank :)
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    18-07-18, 01:22 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    I am not 100% convinced but agree that temperature swings are higher with the smaller tanks. It sounds the room that you put the tank is not...
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  • Rebel's Avatar
    18-07-18, 01:21 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    This is the type of advice I am after. I am glad that we can wrench it out of you.... :P I can power the electric blankie with solar and battery...
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  • TheCasualist's Avatar
    18-07-18, 01:08 PM
    TheCasualist replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    As ken said, water quality mostly. Not only the quality, but the rise and drop of the temperature in the tank also got ridiculously fast. It's just...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • kenplho's Avatar
    18-07-18, 12:51 PM
    kenplho replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    2 foot will be harder to keep than the 4 foot. With a larger volume you'll have more buffer in terms of water quality, which swings a lot more with a...
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    18-07-18, 12:45 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread FS: Ginga Rubra Guppies in NSW/ACT
    You promised that would be OUR little secret to avoid a scandal
    9 replies | 329 view(s)
  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    18-07-18, 12:38 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    I should mention that>>> you may be able to tap into a neighbours electricity supply if they have a convenient garage or BBQ with power points. Think...
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  • anthonyrae's Avatar
    18-07-18, 12:33 PM
    anthonyrae replied to a thread Green House Planning in DIY
    Ok.......so you can reduce heating cost by installing a reflective plastic screen where some growers put shadecloth.I can tell you how.This holds the...
    13 replies | 405 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    18-07-18, 12:25 PM
    Rebel replied to a thread 4ft vs 5ft in Equipment
    How did you find the 2 footer to be difficult? Some of those issues will magnify for the 4 footer. For example volume of water changes etc.
    23 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Rebel's Avatar
    18-07-18, 11:39 AM
    Let me know if any you guys are attending. There will be an abbreviated plant/fish auction afterwards.
    6 replies | 265 view(s)
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