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Forum: Lighting 10-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By micheljq
Hello, 10000K is also used to grow plants in...

Hello,

10000K is also used to grow plants in freshwater tanks by quite many people successfully. Anything ranging from 4000K to 10000K can grow aquatic plants.

The Kelvins do not explain the...
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By micheljq
Hello, I have the Beamswork 0,2W version for...

Hello,

I have the Beamswork 0,2W version for a 24" deep tank, and getting low light.

With the 0,5W version I am quite sure you will get low-med, if not higher, over your 18" tank.

Or begin...
Forum: Fish 10-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By micheljq
I had a similar problem with gold barbs. They...

I had a similar problem with gold barbs. They were fine the first months then when they reached a size of about 5cm, they destroyed my cabomba forest. They were in hot pursuit and often ended...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By micheljq
I have a Beamswork 10000K for my 36"X18"X24". ...

I have a Beamswork 10000K for my 36"X18"X24". 2nd gen, with 0,2W leds. It was ran alone 8 months with success with non-demanding plants : egeria densa, limnophila sessiflora, crypts, ceratopteris,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By micheljq
CO2 is toxic too even for plants at higher...

CO2 is toxic too even for plants at higher concentrations. It's just a matter of point of view.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 10-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By micheljq
Please feel free to give us feedback after maybe...

Please feel free to give us feedback after maybe one month or two, how the plants are responding, etc.

How far are the lights from substrate?

Thank you, Michel.
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By micheljq
I am quite cautious. But in Canada both the...

I am quite cautious. But in Canada both the shipping and customs they almost cost as much as the fixture itself, if you take the Pent 0,5W fixture.

Thank you for the answer :-)

I will look at...
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By micheljq
I wrote to a supplier in Canada asking if he...

I wrote to a supplier in Canada asking if he sells the pent 0,5W version. The guy said he sticks with the older 0,2W version because the leds have less chance to fail on those ones.

Those who...
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By micheljq
Maybe 2 RAY 2 DS - 7000K will put you in the...

Maybe 2 RAY 2 DS - 7000K will put you in the beginning of high light, not sure at 32", really not sure.

You are 32" away from the substrate, 24" + 8", you will not get away with a cheap solution...
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,772
Posted By micheljq
Where is that showroom located Timline? ...

Where is that showroom located Timline?

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 09-26-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,354
Posted By micheljq
It's quite strange and it does not work with the...

It's quite strange and it does not work with the feedback we have from some users who grow red plants "red" and awesome tanks filled with plants with it. 10-20 Par would be very low light.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 09-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By micheljq
You want Alternantera to grow fast? Let it grow...

You want Alternantera to grow fast? Let it grow out of the surface. I tried with one of my plants and when the leaves were out in the air, it grew much faster.

I suspect this plant is really...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,354
Posted By micheljq
We will have to wait for independant PAR ratings...

We will have to wait for independant PAR ratings I guess.

Michel.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By micheljq
I think good flow helps against algae. ...

I think good flow helps against algae. Cyanobacteria for exemple really dislike flow. I have an Eheim 2217 for my 65G tank and having issue in the front/right where plants are not doing so good and...
Forum: Build My LED 09-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By micheljq
Canada

Hello, I am a fan of planted tanks living in Canada (Quebec).

Planning on maybe doing me a gift just before christmas, something like a 36" - 6300K fixture.

My question : Will BML honour the 3...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By micheljq
They easily reach 9cm if not a little more adult,...

They easily reach 9cm if not a little more adult, and need to be in schoal of at least 6, 10 is better. A lot of swimming space is needed. Not sure 54G corner is the best for them.

Other schoal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By micheljq
Agreed with the above, i begin dosing first week....

Agreed with the above, i begin dosing first week.

Michel.
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By micheljq
In my opinion it will be the same, tetras all...

In my opinion it will be the same, tetras all have quite the same schol behavior. They get packed together under stress and loose when they feel confortable.

Michel.
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By micheljq
Your neons tetras are in a 55G tank? How much of...

Your neons tetras are in a 55G tank? How much of them, and what is the total population?

Looks like normal behavior, most tetras do this all the time, a kind of parade trying to impress each...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By micheljq
I was dosing double dose since more than a month...

I was dosing double dose since more than a month already, and i did not see a change.

Michel.

Bump:

I am not the first person adding oak leaves, some add a lot more than me, yet they do not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-10-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By micheljq
I am looking at other ways to add Carbon. I am...

I am looking at other ways to add Carbon. I am not looking at having 30ppm though.

I have a pressurized CO2 system but getting CO2 filled in Quebec city : There is one place, it costs 50$ to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By micheljq
I am looking at other ways to add Carbon. I...

I am looking at other ways to add Carbon.

I have a pressurized CO2 system but getting CO2 filled in Quebec city : There is one place, it costs 50$ to refill a 10lbs tank. It's only open on week...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By micheljq
And if I add oak leaves in the tank, a lot of...

And if I add oak leaves in the tank, a lot of them.

They will decompose and their decomposition will produce CO2. Problem is that it can also produce ammonia and their is a danger of algae bloom?...
Forum: Lighting 09-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By micheljq
300$ for a fixture which is low light, why not...

300$ for a fixture which is low light, why not spend on an Exocotic E-Series instead. It is minimal look, not large at all, cheaper, more powerful, and must have the same 1 year warranty.

Or the...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By micheljq
Hello, Looks like vallisneria to me :-) ...

Hello,

Looks like vallisneria to me :-)

Michel.
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