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Oh, thank you very much [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Although I can't take complete credit for it. I recently got it from Sarracenia Northwest. How bout' I take a little credit though, for not killing it yet [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
Thanks for taking the time to get and post the photos. Looks like you've got a nice collection of healthy plants going. Do you have trays under the pots in your 10-gal tanks, or are you watering straight to the tank bottom? It looks like you have a couple of plastic tubes taped to the back--for siphoning out excess water? Could you post the brand and model of the light hoods you have on your tanks?
Originally Posted by [b
A friend offered me his unused 30-gal aquarium (with stand), but I think it would be too big for my apartment. Still tempting though.
I was browsing the forums a bit tonight (on somebody else's slow dial-up---ughh!), and found mention of the FluoreX floodlight fixture found at home centers. Lots of folks seem to like them, and they look compact. Just would need to make a support to hold it over the tank. I wonder if one is sufficient for a 10-gallon. Perhaps the fixture is a bit compact for casting the light fully within the tank?
A FluoreX is easily bright enough for a 10 gallon. Also, as a fixture, it does have parts for mounting it. You could probably attach it to a wall just behind the tank or something and the arm would probably reach out far enough to put it right over it.
Here's the hood I use for my 10 gallons
They sell three different sizes, but if you are interested in this, then get the 24 inch. It fits very nicely over a 10 gallon tank (I just rest them right on top of the tank, nothing in between the lights and the plants).
As far as water goes, I do water directly into the bottom of the tank. I have the bottom lined with sphagnum moss to cut down on algae. The tubes you see lead to an air pump that keeps the water in the bottom of the tank full of air and circulating.
By the way...
Here's the smaller hood I use for my 5 gallon and my 2.5 gallons
Just in case you want something to fit a smaller tank.