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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
Yellow would give a light the lowest PAR, aside...

Yellow would give a light the lowest PAR, aside from green. Maybe they mean lumens or lux? Highest PAR would come from running reds and blues at max with some whites as well.
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,112
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
I don't know where this current trope of 'LED's...

I don't know where this current trope of 'LED's can't grow red plants' started, but it is both annoying to frequently correct and demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes most plant...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,195
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
Any updates? I lived and worked in the...

Any updates?

I lived and worked in the Western Ghats for several years. Will be interesting to see how you set this up.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-08-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
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Views: 1,940
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
Niiiiiiiiiice. I like this plumbing setup a...

Niiiiiiiiiice. I like this plumbing setup a lot...now i know whose brain i'll be picking when i get started on plumbing my fishroom.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-29-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
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Views: 1,940
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
HY511's, red phantoms, black phantoms, or nicer...

HY511's, red phantoms, black phantoms, or nicer quality bleeding heart tetras would all work with larger angels as well.
Forum: Lighting   03-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
Even if you only want low- to medium-light...

Even if you only want low- to medium-light plants, it's not a bad idea to consider a quality LED fixture. There will soon come a day when T5/T5HO bulbs will be hard to find, the industry is rapidly...
Forum: Lighting   03-19-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,112
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
LED's grow red plants very well. PAR may go high...

LED's grow red plants very well. PAR may go high enough that some people aren't dosing enough...otherwise, no clue where this misinformation arose.
Forum: Lighting   03-19-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
They should both work fine for a lowlight setup. ...

They should both work fine for a lowlight setup. Go with the colour rendition you prefer.
Forum: Lighting   03-14-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
If you're suspending this 6" above the water, the...

If you're suspending this 6" above the water, the 75 degree beam angle should cover your entire tank. I'm running two of these on a 18"-front-to-back tank just 3" off the water using the legs (about...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-18-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Dr_Hoatzin
I've bought from the guy. He's very reputable...

I've bought from the guy. He's very reputable and his inverts are top-notch...i got a few specimens that he bred that i've never seen available again. Now, whether you want to risk importing these...
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