36 Gallon Bowfront Light - Page 3 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Titan17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 104
Here is something that I just thought of...the center brace. The 36 gallon bowfront has a center brace running right through the middle. Will this have a lot of effect on the amount of light that I get? I understand it will have some effect just kind of would like to know how much of an effect everyone would think that it would have.
Titan17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
azjenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Paradise Valley, AZ
Posts: 650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titan17 View Post
Here is something that I just thought of...the center brace. The 36 gallon bowfront has a center brace running right through the middle. Will this have a lot of effect on the amount of light that I get? I understand it will have some effect just kind of would like to know how much of an effect everyone would think that it would have.
It does create a shadow down the middle. I saw on another forum, someone with this tank had cut out the black plastic brace and replaced it with plexiglass. I was thinking about it, but I won't do it unless I do it before I fill the tank because I'm too nervous about the weight of the water in the tank without the brace, even for a few minutes. However, I do remember them saying that they did the work while the tank was full, so it can be done. Sorry I can't remember where I saw it.
I don't know anything about actual effect on the growing of the plants though, this was just aesthetic....
azjenny is offline  
post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 11:34 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 339
If you look at my picture, I was thinking the same thing but you cannot tell that the brace is even there. The light spectrum still looks even.
djscotty is offline  
post #34 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-08-2011, 12:42 AM
Algae Grower
 
squidsquiggle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 37
I use one of these, inside a diy gutter fixture. I was lucky enough to have a local store that sold them, so it was much cheaper than the other options I could find. I do have to use co2, and I still get a bit of algae on the slower-growing leaves, but so far it's worked great for me. There's a link to the tank in my signature.
squidsquiggle is offline  
post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Planted Member
 
biglos201's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jersey
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
You will be lucky if you don't reach medium light! With that much light it is very hard to avoid algae problems, you need CO2 for sure, and the plants you can grow isn't much different if at all different from when you use low medium light. Around 40 micromols of PAR is a great lighting level to use - you get most of the advantages of higher light, and most of the advantages of low light, except that using CO2 is a very good idea with that much light.
I've awoken this post from the dead! I too have a 36 Gallon with the stock lighting 8000k bulb and just ordered a 17W Florasun 5000k bulb to switch out the stock one. Do you think this will even work for my Roseafolia , Anacharis Narrow leave and and other Anarcharis?
biglos201 is offline  
post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 08:21 PM
Algae Grower
 
Chris with fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Maryland
Posts: 20
I am also curious about lighting on a tank this size. I currently have the SolarmaxHE Double 24" T5 Lighting System (14W X 2). Has Dual day lamps at 10,000k and 6700k with a Parabolic Reflector.

Is this enough light for a low/medium planted tank?

-Chris

Amateur Aquarium Owner
Beginner Planted Tank Owner
Chris with fish is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome