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Forum: Lighting   09-27-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 202
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jraculya, if you're bent on finding a PAR meter,...

jraculya, if you're bent on finding a PAR meter, try the Dallas/Ft. Worth aquatic plant club. The Aquatic Gardners Association also has lot of members in Dallas. Either group might have a PAR meter...
Forum: Lighting   09-27-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By i4x4nMore
Hey, I put that "Low Light " designation on...

Hey, I put that "Low Light " designation on there! :-]

Low light, medium light, and high light are all subjective terms. We should be using actual PAR numbers so there will be less confusion. ...
Forum: Lighting   09-26-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 138,432
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If your interest is lighting "intensity", then...

If your interest is lighting "intensity", then PAR is what you need to consider. The color temperature of the light source is not a critical factor for general growth in aquariums. It can be shown...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-21-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By i4x4nMore
You can absolutely grow HC without injecting CO2...

You can absolutely grow HC without injecting CO2 (regardless of how much CO2 your fish may or may not be providing to the water column…. but I agree with Hoppy that it's probably on the low side of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-20-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By i4x4nMore
A few other notes… It's better to start your tank...

A few other notes… It's better to start your tank with a lot of plants rather than just a few. But you'll have to make sure that you are supplying "consistent" nutrients. You might want to do a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-20-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By i4x4nMore
Do I think you wasted your money on that light...

Do I think you wasted your money on that light source? No. All light sources that give you adequate light (and that have a nice professional form factor) are going to be expensive. I spent $600 on...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-19-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By i4x4nMore
Hello iso, Welcome to planted tanks. I'm...

Hello iso,

Welcome to planted tanks. I'm sure you'll get a ton of different answers to your question because there are so many philosophies to keeping planted tanks - even within the low-tech...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-18-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By i4x4nMore
I agree with the part about the leaves of the HC...

I agree with the part about the leaves of the HC getting smaller with no CO2. But, thankfully, I have never experienced anything like you describe when switching from CO2 to non-CO2. (With the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-18-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By i4x4nMore
Hmm, I've heard of other's having this same...

Hmm, I've heard of other's having this same philosophy. It's not something I personally agree with, and not something I've ever felt the need to do. I keep tanks very similar to the one pictured by...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-17-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By i4x4nMore
I can't speak to the intensity of your LED...

I can't speak to the intensity of your LED lights. Just wanted to mention that you may want to add Pelia (in its various forms) to your list of plants... They look good when colonized on rocks and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-17-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By i4x4nMore
The other thing I wanted to add in regards to...

The other thing I wanted to add in regards to your transition from high-tech to low-tech is the proposed sponge filter you mentioned... In my opinion, heavily planted tanks with little to no bio load...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By i4x4nMore
Hi Jeremy, Really nice tank and good HC...

Hi Jeremy,

Really nice tank and good HC growth. I didn't go through the whole thread suggested by discoveringmypath, but I think in general you want to maintain the balance between...
Forum: Lighting   10-15-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 138,432
Posted By i4x4nMore
Yes, you get it; It would scale that way for a...

Yes, you get it; It would scale that way for a 10gal. Just make sure that your stock hood has a reflector in it... Not just black plastic.

For a low maintenance office tank, I've found mosses,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-01-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,345
Posted By i4x4nMore
CFLs and PAR, from sticky: ...

CFLs and PAR, from sticky:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=837592&postcount=21

Tom Barr's tank that shows how he mixes several fluorescent sources together:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-01-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,345
Posted By i4x4nMore
Hi, +1 on most of the thoughts here. Color...

Hi, +1 on most of the thoughts here. Color temperature is a highly gimmicky aspect of CFLs and LEDs.... You can only truly talk about color temperature with continuous spectrum sources, which CFLs...
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By i4x4nMore
I've been using the Atomic inline diffuser on a...

I've been using the Atomic inline diffuser on a 60L tank with a 20oz. paint ball canister and Red Sea regulator. It's been working very well despite my initial worries about using it. Initially, I...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,131
Posted By i4x4nMore
They are back now... The forum seems to...

They are back now...

The forum seems to have changed the URLs of the album images behind the scenes!

Thanks for alerting ;-]

Cheers,
Forum: Lighting   10-29-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By i4x4nMore
If your reason for raising the light is to reduce...

If your reason for raising the light is to reduce the amount of light reaching the tank, you could also consider not raising the light at all and, instead, using a neutral density filter:

1 Stop,...
Forum: Lighting   10-24-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By i4x4nMore
By my estimate, you should already have medium...

By my estimate, you should already have medium lighting just using the two TrueLumen Pro strips by themselves. Using two of these lights, I measured the PAR at 19" from the lights to the bottom of...
Forum: Lighting   10-23-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By i4x4nMore
I also agree that it could be a mineral build up,...

I also agree that it could be a mineral build up, but your comment about the UV also made me think of plastics (such as acrylics) that "fog out" due to intense or extended light exposure. For...
Forum: Lighting   10-23-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By i4x4nMore
Personally, I wouldn't say that T5 or T5HO is...

Personally, I wouldn't say that T5 or T5HO is really classified as anything. You can achieve both low light and high light with these... it just depends on how many bulbs you use, your fixture's...
Forum: Lighting   10-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By i4x4nMore
Color-blind? :-] It's not an easy...

Color-blind? :-]



It's not an easy test, and after a while your eyes can start to hurt when trying order the colors. My co-worker friends and I compete to see who can get a zero score. The...
Forum: Lighting   10-22-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By i4x4nMore
Me too :-] Cheers,

Me too :-]

Cheers,
Forum: Lighting   10-22-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By i4x4nMore
To date, I have never seen a plant that requires...

To date, I have never seen a plant that requires a "specific" amount of light to grow. The light requirements seem to fall into rough ranges. Certain plants have adapted to growing in the shade of...
Forum: Lighting   10-22-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By i4x4nMore
Did you see this post? 24" TruLumen Pro LED...

Did you see this post? 24" TruLumen Pro LED Lights 8000K (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=2046710&postcount=1) They also make 48" strip lights as well.

Just a recap:

Using a...
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