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Old 11-18-2013, 06:08 AM   #11 
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Daylight is kinda strong here esp. since we're a tropical country but yeah, I guess it'd be great for days too when it's cloudy/stormy.


How fine do the sand particles have to be? Does that kind of sand have name of sorts?

Believe me I try to be specific with sellers here and even if we speak the same language it takes a lot of effort before they finally understand as most of them only want to sell rather than entertain aquarium related questions...
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #12 
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Low to medium light requirements mean anywhere from 1-4 watts of flourescent light per gallon. Daylight just isn't powerful enough.

Small-grained sand makes a good cap. :) Just make sure it's inert - a lot of sand sold by pet shops is designed for cichlid tanks and is intended to artificially raise the pH and hardness.
Im talking about daylight (metal halide) lamp and not just daylight from the window here is a simple chart of kelvin that can help beginners for lighting system and which bulb that they need

(preferably flourescent and upwards in this case)
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #13 
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Daylight is kinda strong here esp. since we're a tropical country but yeah, I guess it'd be great for days too when it's cloudy/stormy.


How fine do the sand particles have to be? Does that kind of sand have name of sorts?

Believe me I try to be specific with sellers here and even if we speak the same language it takes a lot of effort before they finally understand as most of them only want to sell rather than entertain aquarium related questions...
as for the lights.. I leave mine open for atleast 10 hrs and maximum of 14hrs..
And which part in philippines do you live in? Do you live in Manila? Because I know a pretty good petshop in there and they sell a wide variety of fishes, gravels and about everything you need for aquarium
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #14 
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Yeah, I'm in Manila.

Are the lights safe for that long? I'm kinda worried they'll overheat/short without supervision.

That'd be helpful if I could find a fish store. I have some spare time this week and I can definitely take the time out to shop for the fish.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #15 
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There's this petshop called bioresearch at SM North Edsa.
It's located at the groundfloor of the main building.
As far as I know it's my favorite pet shop of all times
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Yeah, I'm in Manila.

Are the lights safe for that long? I'm kinda worried they'll overheat/short without supervision.

That'd be helpful if I could find a fish store. I have some spare time this week and I can definitely take the time out to shop for the fish.
For the lights, there shouldnt be any problems about overheating or anything as long as the lights are made by good company and has a good quality
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #17 
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There's this petshop called bioresearch at SM North Edsa.
It's located at the groundfloor of the main building.
As far as I know it's my favorite pet shop of all times

Hey, what a coincidence! I was there just now for shoe shopping. If I'm not mistaken it's inside the mall right?

I get my supplies at Cartimar since most stores kinda just restock from there. They're not very helpful TBH but the price there for most anything is way lower than what I'd pay at the mall.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #18 
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Hey pare a single t8 fixture should be more than enough to light both of those tanks. Any more and you might get algae
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #19 
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Oh, okay. How do I set it up my tanks. What will hold it up?
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:49 AM   #20 
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Just set the light fixture on top of tank, a 24 inch fixture should be good just lay it across the top.

The fixture should look like this and it's probably more cheaper in pi
http://www.amazon.com/Perfecto-Repla...+inch+aquarium

I use one of these in my 5 gallon long and it gives me about medium light
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