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Forum: Lighting 06-19-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Man that plastic grid idea is good. I wonder if I...

Man that plastic grid idea is good. I wonder if I will lose any PAR.
Forum: Lighting 06-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By mitko1994
No,it's just hot to the touch.

No,it's just hot to the touch.
Forum: Lighting 06-19-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Who knows, maybe you are right. I decided to give...

Who knows, maybe you are right. I decided to give them a try, because I didn't find a cheaper alternative at the time. Although they are rated at 50W each they are actually running at 40W so I'm not...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
I don't think aquatraders ships to Canada and...

I don't think aquatraders ships to Canada and even if they do it will be in the region of $30-$40 which is already more than I payed for these. I'm also unsure if this EVO will be able to light up...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Thanks! Yes I only have 1 tank. I guess I will...

Thanks! Yes I only have 1 tank. I guess I will just let it be for now. My parents said they don't mind the extra light as our living room lighting isn't the brightest. I had an led fixture before,...
Forum: Lighting 06-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Yes, currently only low light plants, because my...

Yes, currently only low light plants, because my previous fixture was not that great. I plan to get some mid-high light plants. Also I can always run the lights for less time. I currently run them...
Forum: Lighting 06-13-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Well I don't think the comparison with the sun is...

Well I don't think the comparison with the sun is realistic because sunlight is much stronger than any light we have ever used. I personally like the lights the way they are it's just that they flood...
Forum: Lighting 06-13-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
I guess it's too late for a canopy now. I guess...

I guess it's too late for a canopy now. I guess it would be possible to build individual frames around each fixture to block out some of the light. The fresnel lens idea seems cool and easy because I...
Forum: Lighting 06-13-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
I'm not handy myself but my dad is. The problem...

I'm not handy myself but my dad is. The problem is that my tank is a bowfront and finding curved wood for the front part of the canopy is a problem. Regarding the fresnel lens, can I cut them to size...
Forum: Lighting 06-12-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
Yes, I think lowering them is not an option,...

Yes, I think lowering them is not an option, although that may be the easiest solution. The lens idea sounds interesting. Can you give me a link of a suitable lens for my type of lights, because the...
Forum: Lighting 06-12-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By mitko1994
how can I prevent light from flooding my room?

Hi everyone,

I just installed these LED floodlights 25" above the substrate.
http://i.imgur.com/C9dgahd.jpg

As you can see they flood the room quite a bit. I know I bought flood lights and...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mitko1994
Thank you for your reply. I forgot to mention...

Thank you for your reply. I forgot to mention that I put a 3-4 osmocote capsules around the crypts when I planted them.
Here are some pics I took. Please excuse the algae on the glass
...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By mitko1994
brown crypt - leaf tear and yellowing

Hi guys,

I got some brown crypts about 2 months ago.They had a smooth transition and are currently doing fine and shooting new leaves and runners at a good rate.However I notice that some of the...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By mitko1994
50W floodlights casing is hot - good or bad?

Hi guys,

I ordered 3-50W floodlights off of ebay and wired one of them last night just to see how it works. It lights up the tank very well, but I noticed it heated up really fast. I only ran the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Maybe instead of screwing it each time, I can use...

Maybe instead of screwing it each time, I can use a hitch pin to lock it in place.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Ok, So I decided to go with a design similar to...

Ok, So I decided to go with a design similar to this one (http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/parts-construction/77142-how-build-your-own-ada-style-light-stand.html). The difference is that my fixtures...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Hmm, I don't I understand how exactly to use...

Hmm, I don't I understand how exactly to use them. Here is a pic of the lights.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By mitko1994
It probably wasn't under warrantly because I had...

It probably wasn't under warrantly because I had it for almost 2 years. I didn't even bother checking. I ordered a new power supply online but it would take a while before it arrives
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By mitko1994
I got a reply from the seller saying the beam...

I got a reply from the seller saying the beam angle is 180 degrees which seems unrealistic.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Well I can feed the cable through the conduit,...

Well I can feed the cable through the conduit, but I need to attach the actual handle/hanger for the light to the conduit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By mitko1994
It's really close to a wall. The distance from...

It's really close to a wall. The distance from the tank to the wall is probably 4-5". I never really thought about mounting the stand on the wall but it might be a good idea. The only potential...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Yes, I've seen those but unfortunately they are...

Yes, I've seen those but unfortunately they are out of my budget.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Hmm, I thought about that too but I thought it...

Hmm, I thought about that too but I thought it would be fine but I guess it's not worth the risk. Mounting it to the stand might be a problem for me because the tank is like 5" away from the wall so...
Forum: Lighting 06-08-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By mitko1994
can someone ID this part for me?

Hi guys,

Another member here,Bushkill, shared a great idea on how to build a gooseneck stand. The only thing I want to change about it is the base of the stand. I want to use something similar to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By mitko1994
Hey! That seems like an excellent idea! Here are...

Hey! That seems like an excellent idea! Here are some questions that pop into mind right away. How should I bend the conduit? Would it not be easier to buy an elbow instead? Also, instead of drilling...
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