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Old 08-19-2007, 11:26 PM
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I am in the middle of designing and setting up my 20 gallon long tank and have found myself in a jam.. :?

I am using a Whisper In-Tank Filter that I had use for my last fish tank to make a water feature in my PDF tank..

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/20 ... erm=205736

I have a false bottom and the filter is in the right corner of the tank...I cut some vacuum tubing in half and I want to use some silicone to glue it to the tank and have it lay to make a stream effect into a small pond..

my question is what can I do/use to keep the tubing up? (#1)



Maybe I am putting to much thought into this...or there is an easier way...

My second question is what can i put on top of my filter so no frogs hop in there? (#2)

Just another picture of my tank..
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Are you going to use any Great Stuff foam in the viv? That would work just fine to support the pipe section.

As for the top of the filter, I'd just do black sponge or some black "plastic canvas" (the plastic grid made for yarn craft).
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As for the top of the filter, I'd just do black sponge or some black "plastic canvas" (the plastic grid made for yarn craft).
You can hide this sponge with some java moss or riccia. It will look very nice! Good luck! :wink:
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Are you going to use any Great Stuff foam in the viv? That would work just fine to support the pipe section.

As for the top of the filter, I'd just do black sponge or some black "plastic canvas" (the plastic grid made for yarn craft).
Never even thought of that! Thanks!! I hope I can find it around my local stores...
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As for the top of the filter, I'd just do black sponge or some black "plastic canvas" (the plastic grid made for yarn craft).
You can hide this sponge with some java moss or riccia. It will look very nice! Good luck! :wink:
Wow, I just bought some riccia moss from ebay!! That would look really nice.. you don't think it will be too wet?
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riccia grows fully submersed as an aquarium plant, so probably not.
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Thank you the_noobinator!!

Right now in my tank I am using the Fluorescent bulb that came with my Original setup, will this be okay for my plants or is there something better?
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to grow them emersed, it should be. i went a bit overboard and i have an HO T5 78W fixture over 3 10 verts, but i think it looks great.
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What is the wattage of the bulb?
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i'm guessing 15W.
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wow, thats it... what is the max on the watts for lecus?
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i don't think it matters as much to the leucs as it does to the plants.
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wow, thats it... what is the max on the watts for lecus?
The lighting doesn't matter to the frogs. They would be fine with just ambient room lighting and would breed, hunt, be active, etc. The light is more for visual pleasure and to support plant life.

Also, many of these species in the wild aren't found in areas that get huge amounts of sunlight, just something to consider.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ODYSSEA-24-HO-T5-Aq ... dZViewItem

Something like this would be ok? Or can I just save money and just buy one bulb to replace my 30" Fluorescent 20w bulb?
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If you're planning on using low-light plants like pothos, stick to the lighting you have. The leucs dont care.
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These are a few that I came across that I liked..

Riccia Moss
Muehlenbeckia Complexa
Beefsteak Plant (Iresine sp.)
Baby's Tears ( Helxine sp.)
Fittonia argyroneura nana-

Kinda really don't have a nice set up plan for plants right now.. any suggestions?
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