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  • Posted on: 22/11/2011 14:09
Re: Help on new tank stuff. #21
There's always ways and means with a bit of bodgery - as long as there are exit holes big enough to get the end caps through (just over 1 inch diameter) it should work - may need some ingenuity to fix the clips for the tubes, but there'll be a way

EDIT: You can also boost the light further by fitting reflectors behind the tubes - Arcadia ones are easy to fit and work well on my 5ft.
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #22
I was thinking about making my own with tin foil or mirrors? If that would work?
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #23
Just bought the starter you linked to me Noodle and also bought two tubes with P&P I just blew ?80!!!
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #24
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I was thinking about making my own with tin foil or mirrors? If that would work?


Yes it would - might be a little less efective than a pre-made one as they're shaped to provide the right spread while focussing the light somewhat towards the tank, but foil lining in the lid would definitely give it a boost.

Not so sure about mirrors though - foli would be easier to work with and safer (no glass!).
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #25
This is getting more expencive by the day ! have spent half the day looking for my filter thats gone walkie's since the house move

Also does anyone know a black substrate that won't effect my ph?
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #26
This is plastic coated so won't affect pH:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MARINA-2KG- ... _Fish&hash=item255be44757

Unipac is also usually safe - 10kg packs here in assorted colours inc black:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aquarium-Gr ... &var=&hash=item66720e682b
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #27
Just found the filter!

2kg would be enough for the tank do you think?
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #28
Probably. What are the width and length measurements?
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #29
Bodgery what a fine fishy word !
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Re: Help on new tank stuff. #30
When it comes to DIY jobs "Bodgery" is my middle name