Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Sapello New Mexico 87745
Epiphany or obvious? Beamswork LED 48"
Epiphany? Or obvious? Beamsworks LED 48"
We've got a two or three month old 50 gallon aquarium in which I'm starting my low tech planted tank. I haven't got a way to measure PAR from the LEDs and have been trying to boost the light reaching the substrate. Firstly I cleaned the glass lid and removed the translucent plastic off the back where the 48" LED sits. That boosted the light in the aquarium some, but still I have no way to quantify the light level, but it is definitely brighter! Now while sitting and enjoying my aquarium the other day it dawned on me that with the dual timer on the LEDs I had the blues come on in the morning and then shut off after the general white lights came on. My epiphany is this: Why don't I have all the LEDs on? The blues are important as well correct? I'm thinking I'll program the timer so in the early morning like now when I can't sleep and sitting nearby at my desk and want to see my aquarium why not set the Blues to come on and stay on through out the day until evening after the white shut off?
The timer only has the ability to turn one set on and off only once. Currently the Blues come on early and then later the whites come on. It did not occur to me to overlap the times. Any thoughts on this?
Aquarium Size: 50 gallon, Aquarium Type: Glass, Fluval 306 canister filter. Beamswork LED 48 inch.
Fish: Dwarf Gourami, Black Skirt Tetras, Otos, Peppered Corycats, Bolivian Ram, Lemon Tetras coming next week. Plants Jungle Vallisneria, Ludwigia Repens, LUFFY Philippines Java Fern. Ludwigia Peruensis and Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Vesicularia dubyana.