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post #331 of 417 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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post #332 of 417 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 04:05 AM
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They seem very happy living in paradise! Great job
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It just doesn't get any better than this!
Great tank, and excellent job on that last video!
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Thanks, I've been trying to shoot a lot of video the last few days. The addition of the red and green leds caused a dramatic shift in color of the red plants that I'm trying to keep pics/video of. I was actually caught off guard how quickly it happened so I've missed a couple days of changes.

Plant growth has sped up somewhat, but the real change is in color, and lushness of the plants. The HC and hm finally started to put out nice new growth and the Ludwiga turned from green/red to a bright solid red.

I'm really excited, I'm finally getting color like I used get with hot5'S
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post #336 of 417 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 06:16 AM
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Hey GDominy,

I'm considering mounting some LED's from rapid-led.com to my T5HO picture. The improved 'reds' that come a result from your new light upgrade are interesting. Would you attribute this to the additional red LED, green or combination?
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In this case I'm fairly certain it was the addition of the red and green.

My rig was built several years ago geared for primarily for saltwater, so heavy on blue but really light on red. If I had built this rig for freshwater originally I would have used warm, neutral, and cool white.

Now that I have the red green and blue though, I can really experiment and alter my light on the fly. The next few months I'm going to experiment with colors until I see what I like for appearance and growth rate.

The extra colors are really difficult to get a picture or video of what it looks like. Esthetically it's way, waaay better than it was before, but it's really hard to capture.
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I've been looking pretty heavily at the leds used in the ghl mitras 6100 freshwater fixtures. This is currently what I would consider the best freshwater led fixture out there. They cost quite a bit but they have the best blending of leds I've ever seen in an off the shelf product.

My goal is to modify my rig to have a similar blend of leds.

I'm going to add 6 more red leds (3 per pendant on the sides of the aquarium. I have 3 more drivers available that I can use to add 12 or so deep red leds, 12 warm white and 12 neutral white leds
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I get some flack about using so many leds but it's primarily so I can make the aquarium be whatever color I want. Only the white leds go above 50% and I have different dim curves for every color.

Simulation wise this means I can gradually alter the color as the day progresses, so it's bluer first thing and warms up to a very yellow midday sun with some extra red and blue to bring up the contrast, finally fading back to blue and then moonlights.

But back to your original point, a combination of cool and neutral white leds, then a combination of rgb would be an amazing mod. You could use high contrast pink bulbs in the t5s to further increase color representation.
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Stunning tank. I love the gold barbs. I have a shoal myself and they are characters to watch

I thought I saw a frog swim past - how does he compete against all the other fish with food? I would like to add a ADF or two to my tank with gold barbs but I am worried they wouldn't get enough to eat.

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Stunning tank. I love the gold barbs. I have a shoal myself and they are characters to watch

I thought I saw a frog swim past - how does he compete against all the other fish with food? I would like to add a ADF or two to my tank with gold barbs but I am worried they wouldn't get enough to eat.

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I feed rather heavily with a mix of frozen blood worms, glass worms and mysis shrimp. The frogs usually get enough but I periodically use a turkey baster to spot feed them
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Love the tank AND the video! haha it was enjoyable to watch. I felt like you definitely matched the song's transitions with your subjects each time. Thanks for sharing
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I feed rather heavily with a mix of frozen blood worms, glass worms and mysis shrimp. The frogs usually get enough but I periodically use a turkey baster to spot feed them
Thanks for the info I just got two frogs myself. For now I stuck them in with the betta, but I may move them into the 20L with the gold barbs Your fish look great. Also, the picture of the tank is stunning.

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