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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-26-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,283
Posted By Adam T
If youre looking for a concentrated npk liquid...

If youre looking for a concentrated npk liquid you could check out the aqua vitro line from seachem. Its way more concentrated than the flourish line (they reccomend a 7ml capful per 250 gallons)...
Forum: Build My LED   12-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By Adam T
Any word on a release date yet?

Any word on a release date yet?
Forum: Build My LED   12-22-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By Adam T
I have a 65 gallon hi tech dutch tank I was...

I have a 65 gallon hi tech dutch tank I was thinking of pairing one of your lights with a finnex fugeray planted plus (I like that has moon lights), and I was wondering if I should go with the xb...
Forum: Lighting   12-19-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Adam T
On a 55 GAllon with a single finnex as the only...

On a 55 GAllon with a single finnex as the only light source I would go with either the Ray II for medium to higher light set up, or a fugeray planted plus for medium to low light.

If it was me...
Forum: Lighting   03-24-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Adam T
Id say a finnex or the new fluval performance led.

Id say a finnex or the new fluval performance led.
Forum: Lighting   03-24-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Adam T
The best plant LED Ive seen so far is the new...

The best plant LED Ive seen so far is the new Fluval Performance LED http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=25742

I saw it at the lfs today and its a bad a$$ little light. ...
Forum: Fish   01-23-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Adam T
heres a picture: 71882

heres a picture:

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Forum: Fish   01-23-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Adam T
Check out gold ring danios. After looking at...

Check out gold ring danios. After looking at your fish list, it looked like you were looking for something you could keep in a group, would be active, do well in planted tanks (obviously), and...
Forum: Fish   01-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,516
Posted By Adam T
I noticed that when I added an additional...

I noticed that when I added an additional powerhead the rasboras started schooling very tightly and seemed to have a little more "pep in their step". It was hard to find information about the...
Forum: Fish   01-21-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,516
Posted By Adam T
Microdevario Kubotai, Green neon rasbora

Does anyone have long term experience with this fish? I recently bought 50 for my tank (65 hi tec). Tank has been running for about two months. Tank mates are ottos, pygmy corys, variety of...
Forum: Lighting   01-16-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By Adam T
+1 I had a deep blue solarmax two bulb t5 HO...

+1 I had a deep blue solarmax two bulb t5 HO fixture and the bulbs were maybe as bright as a two bulb coralife NO fixture. Good ballasts make a world of difference.

Quality reflectors are...
Forum: Lighting   01-16-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,261
Posted By Adam T
a friend of mine has two over his 120 gall reef. ...

a friend of mine has two over his 120 gall reef. I think its a stupid light. Its way over priced unless you really care about watching thunderstorms over your fishtank...

Id go witha maxspect...
Forum: Lighting   01-16-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By Adam T
I would say you need atleast three bulbs to cover...

I would say you need atleast three bulbs to cover a 40 breeder with "high light".

I know alot of people would say thats overkill, but its an 18" deep (front to back) tank and just to get proper...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Adam T
I'd say 10"-20". They would work fine much...

I'd say 10"-20". They would work fine much higher up but then everytime you look at the tank you get blasted by the light which is really distracting. Depends on the layout of the tank and the...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Adam T
I'll post one but it is so untrue to what it...

I'll post one but it is so untrue to what it actually looks like I kind of have a problem with it. To the naked eye there are just a few spotlighted areas of blue and a very dull glow that permeates...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Adam T
I like the current dual daylight, but catalina...

I like the current dual daylight, but catalina has a nice vairety of plant compacts (50 white/50 red, red/blue, white/blue) that would be worth checking out too.
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Adam T
I know people do use them. Personally I think...

I know people do use them. Personally I think there are many better options that will give you more light, in a more attractive package for only a few bucks more.

You can pick up a used coralife...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Adam T
New Custom catalina t5/led light fixture!

Well it came yesterday, so as promised here's the rundown of my new Catalina fixture:

For those who didnt see the starter thread here is the design I sent to Catalina
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Packaging-...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By Adam T
I just received a new light fixture from catalina...

I just received a new light fixture from catalina that uses both because I dont think that either technology is perfect.

I think your best bet would be a single fuge ray or ray 2 depending on your...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Adam T
If I had a 20 long id go with ...

If I had a 20 long id go with

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_198_199&products_id=1864

if I wasnt going to go full led.
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By Adam T
Actinic bulbs (420nm) do not add anything really...

Actinic bulbs (420nm) do not add anything really beneficial for plants (or corals for that matter) they are there to make cetain corals flouresce. Blue bulbs in the 460nm range are useful for...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By Adam T
there very well might not be a huge difference in...

there very well might not be a huge difference in plant growth with a white light or playing around with other bulbs, but there could be and since the technology is available why not really take some...
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By Adam T
Its no secret that blue light is used for...

Its no secret that blue light is used for vegetative growth in alot of different applications. I really dont understand why there hasnt been more discussion and experimentation with blue lighting in...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-06-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Adam T
I've found that water clears faster with all the...

I've found that water clears faster with all the circulation off. If theres nothing in the tank yet, turn off all the powerheads and it will settle out in like a day. movement just keeps the...
Forum: Lighting   01-05-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Adam T
I was at a LFS today and saw a planted tank under...

I was at a LFS today and saw a planted tank under a 4 bulb reef bulb set up (2x 10000k and 2 x 460nm) and the plants looked awesome. The neons in the tank did not show a red stripe at all lol I...
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