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Forum: Lighting   03-21-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By FrenchFry
REVIEW: Buildmyled Freshwater Planted Tank 30 Inch Fixture

Hi,

I received the 30 inch Freshwater Planted Tank fixture (75 degree optics) from Buildmyled.com on Monday, and I just wanted to share my experience as there are not very many reviews out there...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,026
Posted By FrenchFry
Do you get good full-tank light coverage front to...

Do you get good full-tank light coverage front to back with just the 1 strip?

Any chance you might be able to post another pic from the front?

I'm trying to decide between 1 36 and 2 staggered...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-01-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,381
Posted By FrenchFry
For anyone who has just one of these suspended...

For anyone who has just one of these suspended over the middle of your tanks, would you mind sharing whether you have a good spread of light front to back (at all aquarium heights)? It seems like...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-01-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,026
Posted By FrenchFry
How are you enjoying your light so far? I'm also...

How are you enjoying your light so far? I'm also curious as to how you chose the 36 inch over the 24 inch.

Thanks!
Forum: DIY   05-22-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
Thank you to everyone for the tips. I just found...

Thank you to everyone for the tips. I just found out that I have to move (landlord is selling), which means the tank will be torn down and set up in a different location, so I will probably be able...
Forum: DIY   05-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
If there are 5 LEDs per row spaced four inches...

If there are 5 LEDs per row spaced four inches apart, then the three rows would be centered over the middle 20 inches of a 30 inch tank. With 40 degree optics, wouldn't that mean the ends of the tank...
Forum: DIY   05-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
Ok, so here are some images of the basic setup,...

Ok, so here are some images of the basic setup, and then 3 different options for light layout. I have pretty much ruled out option 3, but I'm undecided between options 1 and 2. It seems like...
Forum: DIY   05-18-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
I have been using this calculator, and so far it...

I have been using this calculator, and so far it has been very helpful, thanks! I did not expect 60 degree optics to reduce par by half, but in using the calculator yesterday I think it said about 37...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
Thanks for the quick response! I have made a few...

Thanks for the quick response! I have made a few diagrams that I will upload when I get home to a computer, and once I figure out the answers to all of my questions, I will document the construction...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By FrenchFry
DIY LED kit for a heavily planted 20L (solderless?)

I am in the planning stages of building an LED fixture for a 20 L tank (30x12x12) that is planted very heavily. While I do have a soldering kit, I was quite intrigued by the 12 Solderless LED...
Forum: Lighting   05-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By FrenchFry
I'm curious about this as well given my limited...

I'm curious about this as well given my limited clearance above the tank. Are there LEDs without lenses that can just rest on the glass but still get light to all stems at the surface of the water...
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By FrenchFry
Thanks. This is for resting on the glass cover of...

Thanks. This is for resting on the glass cover of a 20L so that may be a bit intense, unless it was dimmed way down. I'm not sure how resting on top of the tank would influence the angle of the...
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By FrenchFry
You're right, but a lot of the LEDs cater to...

You're right, but a lot of the LEDs cater to making reefs look good, and I'm looking for something that would make plants look good. Plus plants absorb some parts of the light spectrum more...
Forum: Lighting   05-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By FrenchFry
Thanks for the responses. The tank is in a very...

Thanks for the responses. The tank is in a very small area, so the lights would be resting on the glass cover of the tank like they are now. It seems some fixtures emit at wavelengths that are better...
Forum: Lighting   05-10-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By FrenchFry
30 inch plant-friendly LEDs?

I currently have a 30 inch tank with 2 24" T5HO dual fixtures on it. The tank has CO2 and ferts with no algae issues. I know it's a lot of light, but everything is currently balanced.

While the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-17-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By FrenchFry
Is he hiding near the filter outflow, or in an...

Is he hiding near the filter outflow, or in an isolated corner? If the shrimp is by the outflow, he is probably very happy and full right now.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-17-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By FrenchFry
Interesting. Do you have any photos next to your...

Interesting. Do you have any photos next to your other blue bolts so we can see how different this one is?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-17-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,342
Posted By FrenchFry
Do those bottom shrimp look normal? To me the...

Do those bottom shrimp look normal? To me the last one looks normal, but I am not an expert.
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