Recent content by Spracklcat

  1. Welcome, everyone, to The Dark Side

    Welcome to the forum where we discuss all the bad things that happen in tanks. Aiptasia got you down? Fish losing weight? White spots and flashing (your fish, not you)? You've come to the right place! Fair game topics: fish disease, coral pathogens, parasites, chemical warfare, aquatic...
  2. T5 to VHO or MH Equivalency

    Hello all, I have a 29g running with 3 x 75W VHO's (half and half actinic/10,000K) that I am rewiring for T5 bulbs. Does anyone know the PAR equivalency of T5's to other bulbs, or Watts or lumens equivalency? For example, if I want the same amount of light as 225W of VHO, how many 24W T5's...
  3. Advice on restoring vintage chrome and slate tank

    Hello all, I just picked up a "vintage" (old) 55g tnak with a slate bottom and chrome trim. It's a pretty cool tank actually that I planned to clean up and reseal for use. the trim is about 1 inch wide on the top and bottom, and tapered from about 1 in. to 2 inches wide on the sides. The...
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