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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your comments

Thanks for all your comments and compliments, I appreciate it!

I also wanted to share the other one my girlfriend and I did, it's pretty similar and has another cool stand setup:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...moms-tank.html

Once I get the LED light fashioned, I will post photos of it as well.

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I love the pipes you are using, what are they & where can I get them? The tank looks great!
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Carole, Looks like they are the Do Aqua! brand. AFA In San Fran should have them you would have to call them as it wouldn't be listed on the site. ADAs' beginner brand of gear.

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post #34 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Actually....

Actually I moved FROM the Do!Aqua pipes over to the Cal-Aqua pipes because I like the look of the Cal-Aqua pipes and they have a suction cup mounting point. They are also easier to clean since they only have at the most a 180 degree bend.

http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/in...uxus-nano.html

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Dual LED lighting prototype

Well I was happy with my tests of the LED light on the tank, so I decided to try making a DUAL LED version (20 watts total, 1300 lumens total) which will actually be brighter than my 1000 lumens LCD projector. Here's some photos of the prototype, made from the heat sink unit of an old Pentium II processor.







I'll keep you posted on how this works out. Also on the next post I will show some photos of how the tank looks with just the one LED light prototype.
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Photos of the single LED light test

I just had to try out the single LED option to see how it worked out, so I attached it to a metal bar and suspended it high above the tank to see how well the light penetrated the water. Here are some of the photos.





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Wow, that is a lot of light! Looks great.
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Question dimensions?

I am getting into this thread late and wanted to make sure I understood the dimensions of this tank. By the way I didn't know that these ADA franchises sold anything besides ADA. So I found it interesting that the Los in Frisco sell a "beginner" tank like the DoAqua.

So anyway, this DoAqua of yours is 31 cm in length? does it have the same dimensions as the ADA Cube Garden Mini S? If so that would be about a 5 gallon tank, yes?
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I am getting into this thread late and wanted to make sure I understood the dimensions of this tank. By the way I didn't know that these ADA franchises sold anything besides ADA. So I found it interesting that the Los in Frisco sell a "beginner" tank like the DoAqua.

So anyway, this DoAqua of yours is 31 cm in length? does it have the same dimensions as the ADA Cube Garden Mini S? If so that would be about a 5 gallon tank, yes?
The Do!Aqua line is manufactured by ADA, so they do carry their stuff. The tank is the same size as the ADA Mini-S tank, I think it's 31cm wide. It's definitely less than 5 gallons, more like 3, but I am not sure.

On page 2 of this thread there are detailed photos of the Do!Aqua tank. I believe it's of a very good quality and don't see any difference between this and the ADA equivalent.
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Par is more important that lumenous ouput, what's the par reading on those LEDs?
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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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PAR output

I'd love to find out what the PAR is for lighting in general, and how to find it out for the lights I have. I am thinking about picking up a lumens meter, but I am not sure if that will measure PAR.
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Is emerald hills in norcal? If so, I think tom barr will loan you his par meter.
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post #43 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Yes Redwood City

I am in Redwood City, CA - in the San Francisco Peninsula area. How do I get in touch with him?

Also, is this the definition of PAR?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosy...tive_radiation

"The expression Photosynthetically Active Radiation, often abbreviated PAR, designates the spectral range of solar light from 400 to 700 nanometers that is useful to terrestrial plants in the process of photosynthesis."
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try pm'ing here.

his SN is

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EDIT:ya is that definition
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Pretty distinct shadows with the LEDs, do you get a bunch of shimmering too?

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