This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things have changed in a big way as of June 26th they are rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere.
    This does not mean it only affects this site, It now means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question. :(
    https://barrreport.com/threads/attention-photobucket-users.14377/
    Dismiss Notice

My new Juwel Trigon 350, lighting and other issues.

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Ian H, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Ian H

    Ian H Guru Class Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Finally I've set up my new to me Trigon 350. It's been running almost a week now. Despite the fact it took me far too long to reset it the 6 5"/6" discus are looking well, although 'sulking' and a bit nervous. All of the other fish I got with the deal are happy.........No casualties.

    One of the problems I had was that I couldn't prime the Fluval 440. I had to attach my trusty, well matured Eheim 2213 to the tank. Despite the Fluval being out of action for 18 hours, the water stats are awesome. PH 6.8, Ammonia 0,nitrite 0, nitrate 10 ( I had to add KNO3 as this was 0 also), Phosphate 2.0 ( the only negative that is due to my mains water).

    The substrate is my own concoction consisting of a mixture of Levington cactus compost, aquatic soil and a quantity of sinking crushed expanded clay pebbles, to a depth of 1" to 2", topped with 1" to 2" of Tahitian moon sand. The water was crystal clear in 12 hours without any floaters. I did wash and rinse all of the components very well.

    The 'problem' I have now is lighting. I like the clean lines of the Juwel hood, so I would like to retain it if possible. This is a problem if I try to get to 2w per gallon level. The current lighting is 90w, despite this the plants I put in appear to be growing, for instance the Mexican oak leaf has put on growth without the leaves reducing in size, but it's too soon to evaluate.

    I have looked at t6 lighting and if the mfr's claims are correct that would bring it up to 126 WPG. The lights fit the existing balast. T5's possibly would fit the hood with the ballast remotely positioned. AH PC's would be the answer to the light power but would need a serious mod to the hood. What do I do guys? :confused:

    Ian
     
  2. Paul

    Paul Guru Class Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: My new Juwel Trigon 350, lighting and other issues.

    I like the idea of the T6s, never seen them working, but the idea sounds good, go on, be the guinea pig and get them so you tell us if they are any good.

    Sounds like you had fun with the filter!! :)
     
  3. Ian H

    Ian H Guru Class Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: My new Juwel Trigon 350, lighting and other issues.

    I've just ordered 2 T6's online, I'll let you know forthwith.

    Not fun at all with the Fluval. Not as good as Eheim IMHO.

    Ian
     
  4. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: My new Juwel Trigon 350, lighting and other issues.

    Ian, you got some pics forthcoming as well? We all would like to see one of
    these "Rolls Royce" tanks, liveried and outfitted. :)

    Bill
     
  5. Ian H

    Ian H Guru Class Expert

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: My new Juwel Trigon 350, lighting and other issues.

    Here's a quick view of my new tank and some fish.

    Ian
     

    Attached Files:

    • Id1.jpg
      Id1.jpg
      File size:
      91.9 KB
      Views:
      57
Loading...

Share This Page