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11-15-2014 03:30 PM
DayOlder Great resource. Thank you for your time and work.
10-06-2014 07:26 PM
Aganor Hi all, i bought a brand new TMC 1500 Ultima 6500k DayLight, does anyone have any home PAR readings? the only one i have is the one on the reviews, 148 PAR @ 16",
I would be thankful for some hobbyst review on it since im going to use it at 16" from soil.
10-01-2014 01:39 AM
treyLcham i was just about to buy two marineland dual led light fixtures. My tank dimensions are 36x18x18" and i will have about 2.5in of soil when i put it together. My question is that i think 1of the 36"-48" would do good for low to at most mid so i was thinking in this case that two of them would give me a high range? IS this what i should be doing or should i only be getting one fixture. Also i would like to add that they would be hanging about 1foot above the water. Hope someone can answer this question! It would really help in my decision making before i go out and blow through 500$
08-31-2014 04:40 PM
BarryG I cannot find the blog that described a DIY retrofit of the stock light on the Fluval Spec V with solderless Cree LEDs.Â[censored]

Does anyone recall this discussion or have a recommendation for how this is done on the Fluval SpecÂ[censored]V?

Your advice would be appreciated.Â[censored]


Sincerely,Â[censored]


BarryG
08-11-2014 08:40 PM
AnotherHobby
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Originally Posted by jpezz333 View Post
I have had the Current Satellite + on my 46 bow planted tank for 6 months. I am not impressed. Not sure about PAR values but the fixture is dimmer than my T5 fixture and the plants are not doing as well as they were with the T5's. I still have 1 T5 bulb on the tank with the Current LED.

Several species of stem plants are rotting at the base or have totally died. I could not keep Pogostomen Helferi alive but my HC is doing fine. Growth of all plants has slowed. I am not sure it the problem is the penetration of light to the bottom of the tank or the spectrum.
What is that, almost 22" tall? Of course that's not going to do well. It's only putting out a little over 20 PAR at that depth. It's a great light for shorter tanks, not so much at all for tall ones. Heck, I have 2 on mine, and it's only 12" from the substrate.
08-11-2014 06:04 PM
jpezz333
Current LED

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Originally Posted by shiftysquirrel View Post
I'm looking for PAR data on Current's new Satellite LED+ light and haven't been able to find it on here yet. Has anyone had good/bad experience growing plants with it?
I have had the Current Satellite + on my 46 bow planted tank for 6 months. I am not impressed. Not sure about PAR values but the fixture is dimmer than my T5 fixture and the plants are not doing as well as they were with the T5's. I still have 1 T5 bulb on the tank with the Current LED.

Several species of stem plants are rotting at the base or have totally died. I could not keep Pogostomen Helferi alive but my HC is doing fine. Growth of all plants has slowed. I am not sure it the problem is the penetration of light to the bottom of the tank or the spectrum.
07-14-2014 04:52 AM
ScaryFatKidGT Can we get the Fluval and Marineland planted tank light in here?

For the Marineland the (not very specific) manufacturer specs are ...our light has 1 watt, 6,500K white leds and 3 watt RGB LEDS (RGB means 460 nm blue, 660 nm red, and 660 green). Each type is a different spectrum and serves a different purpose for plant growth. PAR/LUX at a depth of 12" would be 172/10530 and at 24" would be 83/4810. These numbers are for all four models.
07-04-2014 06:26 PM
pixelpunk Thanks for running that down jeffkrol.
07-03-2014 09:50 PM
jeffkrol
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Originally Posted by pixelpunk View Post
I am looking for this as well. I'd even settle for the the ANSI lumen rating.
better:

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  • Staff
  • Thank you for your question. Per the vendor:
The Edge will grow low-med light plants. The wattage is as listed below.
24” = 30w
36” = 48w
48” = 71w
Also, if the tank is wider than 12” front to back they will need 2 Edge fixtures.
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so i just called and spoke to a rep there. he gave me the following specs.
first, my tank is a 125g. 72"wide 18" front to back and i believe 23"deep.
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at 12" depth the par is 95-105, at 18" the par is 55-65. he did not have a rating for deeper than that. my actual water depth is probably closer to 20" when i subtract the rim thickness and the substrate depth.
i would say i have a good 40 par at 20"?
he also said at 16.5", the lumans are about 4240-4250.
Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...#ixzz36ROZqvK8
also:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=577321
07-03-2014 09:29 PM
pixelpunk
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Originally Posted by EvilFish View Post
Any PAR idea about AquaticLife EDGE LED?
I am looking for this as well. I'd even settle for the the ANSI lumen rating.
03-24-2014 08:39 PM
danmd Don't know if this piece of information is available, just want to give out my first contribution to the community. It is about the PAR values for the Finnex Ray2



According to the Finnex representative, the Finnex Ray2 is better than the Planted Plus for big tanks
03-13-2014 06:21 PM
Raymond S. "I think" is where I'm at on this one so could anyone say "I know" ?
Is/are the bulbs(white) on a Finnex Ray II the same bulbs as the Planted+
or are the bulbs(white) on the Planted+ the same as on the Fugeray ?
This question has come up many times because the Fugeray is much lower in PAR than a Ray II.
03-13-2014 05:23 PM
Taekado
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Originally Posted by webskipper View Post
Fluval LED Aqualife & Plant Full Spectrum Performance LED Strip Light

Model A3981:
91 - 115 cm(36 - 46 in) (Other sizes available)

Full spectrum LED mix for FW plant growth and viewing.
Wattage: 35W
Lumens: 2980 LM
Lux: 5952
CRI: 5200K

PAR is approx 300 closest to the source measured at 3 depth, per Fluval.

So 300 par at 3 inches, that sinuses like its not good. My tank is 24 inches deep.
03-13-2014 09:15 AM
elo500
Planted + par?

I came across these par values for a 36" Finnex Planted + someone tested with an apogee tester and posted to another site. Can anyone confirm these numbers?

On center. 6" off
2" 235
6" 125
18" 95 32.5
24" 68 25.5


http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...x-planted.html
03-12-2014 10:36 PM
Taekado How does Fluval P36 light stack up, they don't list a PAR.
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