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Old 11-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down So lame and So frustrated -.-

To narrow.it down shortly.

Went to petsmart got a light. brought it home(after I made sure it fit). Put it in the fixture.plugged it in and WA-LAAA! .....it doesn't work. AT ALL.


So this means I need to get a new fixture all together...


But on a good note I got some root tabs for my amazon sword and a peacock fern :3


Im most likely going back this weekend and I just got a $5 off coupon from Martha Stewart!
When I do go back I'm getting the fixture, possibly the master test kit (why so expensiiive >.<)
AMD I really REALLY want a moss ball! They are so cute!
And I bought a friend of mine a nerite or a zebra snail, not sure which, for bringing me C:



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I was thinking it might be the starter but it doesn't have one!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:03 AM   #2 
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Are you certain it is the fixture and not the bulb?
Also if you got one of the TopFin kits, it should have a "lifetime warranty" on it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #3 
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Just FYI but peacock fern isn't an aquatic plant as far as I know.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #4 
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Root tabs are a pain. Don't use those. ick! I would attempt to use some of this instead of the tabs http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
And maybe some of this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Expensive, but one of the best and will last you a long time if you're treating less than 50 gallons a week. Even then, 1 large bottle will last a while.

And yes peacock fern is not aquatic. Unless you have 90% of it out of water, it will wither and die in your tank.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #5 
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Are you certain it is the fixture and not the bulb?
Also if you got one of the TopFin kits, it should have a "lifetime warranty" on it.

It's not TopFin, it's ALL-GLASS AQUARIUM INC. [Fluorescent light reflecter]
That's the thing, I'm not sure at all! I bought my aquarium off craigslist and that was with it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #6 
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Root tabs are a pain. Don't use those. ick! I would attempt to use some of this instead of the tabs http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
And maybe some of this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Expensive, but one of the best and will last you a long time if you're treating less than 50 gallons a week. Even then, 1 large bottle will last a while.

And yes peacock fern is not aquatic. Unless you have 90% of it out of water, it will wither and die in your tank.

Whats so bad with root tabs? I just hear if they aren't deep enough into the substrate they will leak into the water column and make it murky.
And I can't bring it back because I lost my receipt -.-

...hopefully it's in my friends car


and that sucks so bad about the fern!!! >.<

Why the hell do they sell them as aquatic? I need to find my receipt asap!
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Whats so bad with root tabs? I just hear if they aren't deep enough into the substrate they will leak into the water column and make it murky.
And I can't bring it back because I lost my receipt -.-

...hopefully it's in my friends car


and that sucks so bad about the fern!!! >.<

Why the hell do they sell them as aquatic? I need to find my receipt asap!
I've heard nothing but bad experiences with them with users go to agitate or change substrate. They get all that murky and icky stuff. I think 1 user had to replace her ENTIRE sand substrate because the smell of rotten eggs would not leave her tank.

Most pet stores will allow an exchange with receipt.

I believe they sell them that way for the same reason they sell cages way to small for the rabbits and guinea pigs they sell. To get money. These days pet stores care more about getting money than the health and well being of pets. There are a few associates who do care for your pets, but the company as a whole only cares about money.
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That sucks that you have to replace your fixture. Their not exactly cheap. Maybe you can get a glass canopy/and light strip. This way if it happens again you can just replace the light strip and not the whole thing.
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That sucks that you have to replace your fixture. Their not exactly cheap. Maybe you can get a glass canopy/and light strip. This way if it happens again you can just replace the light strip and not the whole thing.
I do have one of those glass things that goes on the top and it folds over or lays flat.
What price range is a light strip? I'd rather one of those if they have them in 16"
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These are the root tabs I have.
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