help me out please

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  1. sarf

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    hey guys.i have decided to convert a tank into a planted tank (tank was originally meant for breeding pleco but decided to give them their own tank...now i have a problem...i am thinking of making a diy substrate to ensure good growth...can anyone provide me with a good recipe?nothing too hectic..things i can get from local nursery (probably stodels as its the nearest to my place).also...has anyone used earthworm castings in their substrate...found this on a forum...

    http://www.barrreport.com/co2-aquatic-plant-fertilization/4319-diy-substrate.html

    seems promising..any idea where i can get that in cape town?

    ALSO...anyone know where i can get t4 light bulbs at good price in cape town...i have a sakura t4 light fitting i want to modify to fit my tank...PLEASE help me out guys
     
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    Ola dude

    Search on the forum somewhere for substrate mixes....eskimo made some comments. I normally just use fine silica sand, nothing else as this works perfectly for me.

    T4 lights at good price? Rather see if you can find T4 bulbs to start off with. I also have a sakura T4 light fitting and one side has gone, so I'm looking for a replacement tube. Do you know where I can find instead of having to place an order?

    Chiao
    D
     
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    sarf

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    Solex..i already have a fitting..it holds two lights.i'm going to go check light bulb prices today at local light store..they not the cheapest..but it around the corner from my house
     
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    Awesome, let me know please. I don' tmind buying the tube, it's just a matter of finding it anywhere for me. I have the 4pin dual tube

    Lemme know

    Ta
    Dale
     
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    I asked at local light shop..they get t4 light..but the fittings not d same
     
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    :( That's what I hear everywhere I have enquired
     
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    Yep..so looks like we either have to modify or replace the lights..
     
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    Crap....hope I didn't have to do that. I think I'll take my broken tube fitting to Nico and ask him to order a replacement for me
     
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    Dale..have u contacted lamphouse yet?i have not had a chance to get to that place
     
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    i got some T5s from lamphouse for R46+- exl
     
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    Thanks hugo..i think i'm jst gona scrap the t4's n get t5's for my planted tank
     

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