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I'm out in Montmorency. However, we do go to the Cat Clinic in Prahan every few weeks for our old cat who has thyroid issues, so if you ever want to meet up there as it looks closer for you I can just whack some hydrilla into a bag and bring it down.

I remember meeting someone with a polystyrene box at the train station. It looked like we were doing a drug deal haha.


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Ahh, a fair way out! That'd be fantastic, really! Prahran is next door, hehe, so it's really perfect for me.

Haha, that sounds funny about the polystyrene box... It'd be hilarious if police officers stopped you, discovered only aquatic plants and left with bemused expressions on their faces...

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A little update. Got some snazzy new lights, they arrived today so naturally it's photo time, haha.





Here's hoping all the plants perk up a little. ^.^

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What lights did you get? Your plants and tanks are looking great. Bet your boys are happy.


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What lights did you get? Your plants and tanks are looking great. Bet your boys are happy.
Thank you. :)

I got these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190784162876
Hoping they work out okay. I know it's not exactly the colour temp I should be looking for, but after weighing up the cost of any other lights of similar quality, I decided to just go with these.

The boys seem pretty happy. At first they were a bit like "Whaaa? What's all this light doing here? Not sure if I like this..." but now they're right back to normal. When there's actually some growth going on I'm sure they'll love it more. XD

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6400K is fine for plants. Probably the thing that is a problem is that they are only 5 watts. You may have to see whether it is enough for some of your more light demanding plants to grow.


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6400K is fine for plants. Probably the thing that is a problem is that they are only 5 watts. You may have to see whether it is enough for some of your more light demanding plants to grow.
Yeah, that's why I went with 3 tubes per tank, for 15 watts total. Unless I've goofed the calculations that is. >.<

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Thanks! I can't remember the brand name, I think it's something like VitaPet or similar, they're el-cheapo tanks from a store called Big W here in Australia, and measure 12 x 9 x 8 inches.
They are not el-cheapo but those are similar dimensions to the 4 gallon schuber wright tank. I have one and I really like it - if they were cheaper I'd probably own more :)
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