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    quattro Active Member

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    Update time.
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    Update on gold nugget.
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    Update.
    Got myself a new cyrex light unit.
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    Had to build a hanger for it
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    Painted it
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    Very NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Wow!!!
     
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    Awesome light unit! What bulbs you running in it? Are you using all 6?

    Tank is looking brilliant by the way...grown out hectically since February...the evolution of it since the start of this thread has been great...really inspiring for when I setup my new 4ft next week.
     
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    Oh just read up they LED units...gives off great light...keen to see how plant growth does under it. :)
     
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    Thanks guys. @Mark K. It is a t5 light unit and run all 6 but set on the internal timers of the unit.
    I use 3x aquastar and 3x sky white globes in it.
    Tank is still growing in need to trim the carpet a bit but almost trimming every second week.

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    Oh ok awesome...they must do led and T5 units then. I've been reading those are be best combo of T5s to use...can't seem to find them in east London though...would have thought they would be easy to find being Osram.
     
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    Great looking tank

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    Update on this tank. My plants took a big knock after my co2 timer stopped working and didn't notice it. Had to pull out all the glosso due to algae.
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    What kind of substrate are you using ?

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    Ada aquasoil

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    @quattro ... irrespective of the mishap its still looking stunning!!!

    The pleco in one of the earlier pictures, forgive my ignorance... is that a Royal pleco?
     
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    The gold nugget pleco?

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    Oh ok.. yes it must be.. I wasnt sure what it was.... its stunning

    We looking for a pleco for the stingrays tank to keep the wood clean but I dont want a monster as it will add to the bioload which is already large with rays but cant be something too small that therays might look at as food....

    Its not proving to be an easy search
     
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    The royal pleco looks very nice but grows very quickly and it eats the wood in the tank and makes your tank very dirty. Is sold mine a while back at around 15cm. Just couldn't keep the tank clean anymore from all the wood shavings.
    At what temperature are you running that tank?

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    Heaters are set to 28 but in some of the heat waves we have had sometimes goes up to 30. I leave fans on in lounge to keep it down

    This week we disconected two of the heaters to force the temp down and its sittng steady at 28

    Thanks for the advice... if the Royal pleco does tha,t then its a no no as we have to keep the tank as spotless and pristine as possible for the rays...
     
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    Gibbiceps also won't work for you with the rays, as they are literally cr@p factories.
    I had a few of them, and took them to a LFS today and gave them away.
    My guppy tank had a 15cm Leopard Pleco, while one of the shrimp tanks had 2 small 5cm Gibbies.
    I had to syphon the tanks every morning, and by lunchtime the tanks were as dirty as before they were cleaned.
     
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    I think the best is, go read up a bit more of guys that have had plecos with rays.
    I mean you don't want a cheap pleco sucking the slime coat off your very expensive ray.

    But if you get a pleco i would say it will have to get a decent size. If you can get a gold nugget pleco he will do good in that temperature and they also get nice and big. But also very hard to adapt too new tanks

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    Thanks for the advice... I did see your advert and went and read up on them and thats basically what I read...
    They also can get up to 50cm more or less... didnt want something that big as we also need to be carefull they dont suck the slime coat off the rays
     

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