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Old 04-06-2014, 09:58 AM   #1001 
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Blue Fish;
Did you just clip the lights onto the rim of your tank? I've been thinking about changing to a glass top with CFLs, but I have no idea where I'd put the lamps XD
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #1002 
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There was a life hack a while ago on one of those sites that said if you use power bars for all your electronics you cut down on electricity bills because the outlet is reading one device (the powerbar) and not every individual thing plugged into the power bar!
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:35 PM   #1003 
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Thanks! I've got those long surge protectors/power strips so that I can plug in all my stuff. :) If you plug in two into a regular outlet that gives you twelve plugs for lamps, heaters, filters/etc. :)

I've found that because our aquarium electrics are so low voltage that you don't have to worry so much about overloading a plug like you would with some other electronics. :)

Maybe that helps? :)

And after looking through some of these...I DEFINITELY need to replace the current background with a black one...this current backdrop is not showing up the plants the way I'd like...off for some black posterboard, lol! :)
I have an electrical strip, but hubby is so worried about fire and damaging electronics that he always gets power surge protectors. They're more costly than power strips

I actually like you're current background. It appears to give your tank more depth to me.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #1004 
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FishyFishy: thanks! I have some delicate stuff in the back (myrio and pond water sprite) and I was hoping it might show up better against the black, but maybe I'll just leave the photo one on for now. :)

Canis: yup, they just clip onto the back and then hang down over the top of the tank. :) If you clip them and bend them just right they'll stay above the glass, otherwise I just let them sit on top. It doesn't hurt the glass at all, makes the water a little warmer right in that spot, and I frequently find girls basking there. :) My Cambodians are tanning... ;)

Laki: LOL! I missed that one! I wonder if it's true? I thought they would be measuring via the number of volts you were using...and surely you'd be using more through a power strip...but I don't really know that, just assuming. :) LOL anyway though! :)

PolkaDot: Thanks! :) I've been working on getting it set up the way I want for a few months now, and some of the most rear plants still need to get taller...Always a work in progress! :)
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:52 PM   #1005 
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Yes, your power bill is run off of volts used. At least ours is.

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:45 PM   #1006 
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My new planted 10 gallon

This is my new 10 gallon. I am happy so far.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:44 PM   #1007 
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Is it the one in your avatar? If it is, it looks great! :)
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #1008 
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Red face 10 gallon planted tank with my newest addition. Love this little guy.

Here is my new beautiful bright blue/green boy. His name is Nemo and he is a total charicture and so much fun to watch.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #1009 
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Here is my new beautiful bright blue/green boy. His name is Nemo and he is a total charicture and so much fun to watch.
Nemo looks like a youngster! He's very handsome. Nice tank, too!
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Little update. Java fern growing nicely. Just threw in a clump of Java Moss :)

Hopefully it isn't too much, lol
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