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  1. dailey
    02-02-2017 04:05 PM - permalink
    I hope you don't mind me messaging you! On the EVO 5 light, I know that the color of the light is very cool and bluish, which I don't mind. The only PAR ratings that I've found are 100 just below the surface and 50 at the bottom of the EVO 5/Spec V. From one source ( it seems that the 50-100 PAR range is perfectly fine for what I have planted (anubias nana, crypts, and val), so I'm tempted to stick with the light rather than upgrade.

    My only concern is algae. I want to this to be a low-tech tank, and don't want to have to deal with C02 except maybe a daily dose of Excel if needed. Since you have experience with a similar set up, do you have any advice on that? It seems like the light will be fine for plants, but am I going to have to deal with algae because of how bright it is? If I'm looking at more than just a daily dose of Excel, I'll probably swap out lights for the Stingray or possibly the Satellite LED+.
  2. Cremepuff
    12-15-2016 02:51 PM - permalink

    I've noticed you are quite the spokesperson for beamswork LED fixtures. In a thread I had made, you mentioned the DA FSPEC model for my shallow 20g long.

    My question is, will it be sufficient to grow some carpet plants like monte carlo as well as some red plants? I'll be using a paintball Co2 tank and add some gla dry ferts whenever needed. I don't really plan on having my Co2 to go past 3bps, I'm hoping with that LED fixture and the semi low Co2 output it won't grow algae.

    My last question, is the finnex stingray comparable to the beamswork fixture?

    Thanks so much in advance, you've helped me narrow down my choices and opened up to possibility into the beamswork world
  3. jeffkrol
    08-31-2016 09:07 PM - permalink
    No. XR-15 freshwater is somewhat designed for freshwater.. Rest are reef centric but usable for most planted tanks.. Just cut down on the blue channel..
  4. jlugo89
    08-31-2016 08:57 PM - permalink
    hello, you have any experience with Ecotech Radion in planted tanks?
  5. Getcusome
    08-12-2016 03:23 AM - permalink
    Thank you sir! If you say I'm good then I'll let it run for a bit and see if my dwarf baby tears and Monte Carlo do well. Greatly appreciate your time and expertise!
  6. Getcusome
    08-12-2016 12:00 AM - permalink
    Phone app says 3167 Lux at 24" thus 47 par. My light to substrate is 16" if that changes much. Should I just get a finnex and be done or another fixture that you recommend? I like tinkering but not if I can get high end light fully controllable and what I just built is medium at best. Thanks, sorry for all the questions.
  7. Getcusome
    08-11-2016 05:10 PM - permalink
    Not what I wanted to hear! Smh what should I add in order to get "high" lighting? I have another power supply and 2 Steve's drivers I could use plus the 6 additional 6500k I pulled out. Just tell me what you'd add and I'll follow your advice! Thanks again!
  8. Getcusome
    08-10-2016 07:12 PM - permalink
    Sorry to bother you again. Where do you think my lighting power sits? Medium, medium-high, high? If not in the high range what should I add to get me there? Thanks again!
  9. Daniel Rollins
    06-04-2016 03:04 AM - permalink
    Daniel Rollins
    Hey Jeff

    Been trying to do some reading online regarding the DSunY plant lights and getting the channel intensity and duration adjusted properly for my setup. I came across a forum post of yours showing a picture of your custom program for your DSunY. I was wondering how heavily planted your setup is and the size. Im trying to get an idea of where I need to be at with mine and work it down or up from there.

    Any input is always appreciated.
  10. jeffkrol
    01-29-2016 01:21 PM - permalink
    Measure the distance from about the tube to top of the substrate.
    Type of t5 and reflector quality ect. makes a lot of difference.
    If you find a matching type just multiply PAR found at depth by a ratio
    2 tube equiv. and you have 5 at say 50PAR
    5/2 x 50 = 125
    What is high light is another question w/ multiple answers.

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