Well, I had an idea the other day and it's been stuck in my head so I wanted to get some other opinions on it as well!
What do you guys think about adding an LED strip light to the 40b to supplement my current T5HO fixture? Or even an LED spotlight over top of the largest mass of plants?
My reasoning: Not only would it really make the blues in my rainbows pop but it will also help even out the spread of the light on an 18" wide tank and help me get some decent PAR to the substrate in the front and back of my tank.
Awesome! Which optical angles did you go with? How many strips of what length?
I talked to them and they said definitely go with the 90 angle for an 18" wide tank...good thing because it shipped out the morning I talked to him haha and I just got the single 36" strip. I don't think I'll need another one with my current plants.
Nice rocks. Where did you get those? Good deal on the lights. I sent BML to ask them if they could estimate my PAR. Can't wait to see your new set up! What's the plan?
I got them from Frank at ADG, he gave me a nice deal and hand picked them for me. You'll have to drop by the new place in a few weeks and check it out!
Plan is to go with a bunch of crypt petchii and parva on the hill and up front, balansae and spirialis on the right, nurii in front of those tall plants, everything else on the left. I'm going to have lots of plants that I don't have room for though. Guess we'll see what looks best!