Clare's 60L Restart

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    Where's the update?
     
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    Where did you get the bumblebee gobies?!

    And im also looking for some flame moss. Mine has stunted and hardlh grows anymore. I think its coz i dont dose macros
     
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    Howsit Dylan, I will have some for sale soon. I'll keep you in mind


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    Hey @Dylan S

    I didn't get them yet - my tank is not fish ready. I still haven't got a heater in it as the temps have been dropping below 5*C outside and these gobies definitely need a heater if they are to survive here.

    You are in Cape Town so Nathanael can definitely sort you out on that side :) I got some from him after asking around as I wanted that kind.

    @Nathanael: It seems to be doing well - I just need heaters for both tanks now, didn't realise how cold it was going to get here so the gobies are on hold for now. Most likely to going to lose that opportunity - oh well, I am sure if they are not there by the time I get the heaters, there will always be a next time. I already have frost on my lawn and everywhere else.
     
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    Hey Nate just curious coz i heard those bumblebee gobies require brackish water and only eat live food? But ill def take some flame moss if you got!
     
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    Cool, should be soon.. I'll pm you with details when I'm ready
     
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    Yes they do need brackish water and mine is just perfect - the last time I tested my water pH and it was between 7.4 and 8. Apparently captive bred ones can eat frozen bloodworms from what I've been told but brine shrimp can be hatched and fed to them too. I've been doing some reading and you can crush invasive snails and feed that to them as well - someone told me not to or they will just end up eating only snails, which sounds like it may be a problem if you feed snails to them. They are carnivorous so you have to feed them "meat" food.

    See, I told you @Dylan S, Nate will sort you out ;)
     
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    Update as of tonight

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    Update: i rescaped again because i needed to add more gravel and rocks.

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    Not doing so well, waiting for the rest of the heatsinks and drivers to arrive then my LED lights will be sorted...

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    So finally I got my heatsinks and LED drivers yesterday. Soldered all the LED chips onto the heatsinks, thermal paste on the backs of the heatsinks and then stuck epoxy cement dots to hold them in place. Now to wait til it hardens fully before I can solder the wires and drivers to wire connectors that will plug to the mains via a timer plug.

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    Doesn't epoxy become brittle when exposed to heat?
     
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    Not with my cube's light setup. Been almost 2 months now, as hard as rock. You need a chisel and hammer to break it off :D I had to chip the pieces off to get one LED chip off so that I could replace a blown one with a new one - it was a mission to get it off.

    BTW, I don't even have any heat generated from my LED chips or drivers.
     
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    I know this has been a slow progress. Still looking for a suitable power supply to set up with the LED chips as there are too many drivers to wire up and I would prefer to find a single LED driver/power supply to drive all of them at once. Thanks to @Wazi who has helped me out with information to find a suitable one, I may have found one and am currently looking at options at the moment. Hopefully soon I'll have these leds up and running.
     

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