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Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Steve001
Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this...

Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this light. Here is how I found out information. I went to Google keyword searched T5 Fluorescent Tube 54W 865 Philips, 865 6500k spectrum then I clicked...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By Steve001
Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There...

Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There ain't no nitelights in the wild and fish manage just fine.
Fish and plants need a period of total darkness. It's just as important as the...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By Steve001
Click my name then click Threads you started,...

Click my name then click Threads you started, you'll find a link that way
Forum: Lighting 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By Steve001
Are you allowing for a total lights off period?

Are you allowing for a total lights off period?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Steve001
By split photoperiod. Do you mean this: 1....

By split photoperiod. Do you mean this:

1. Light on > no light at all > light on.

Or this?

2. Light on > siesta > light on

Siesta means a low level of light not complete darkness. Plants...
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Steve001
Keep this in mind. People that say a 12 hour...

Keep this in mind. People that say a 12 hour photoperiod is to long ask them for the science in support of that claim. Most of the plants are tropical in origin and have evolved to use a 12 hour...
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Steve001
Talking Inconsistent carbon supply will cause black beard...

Inconsistent carbon supply will cause black beard algae to flourish. Co2 is the easiest way to supply carbon.
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Steve001
Have you spent anytime reading the lighting...

Have you spent anytime reading the lighting sticky?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Steve001
Hire a petsitter. ...

Hire a petsitter.
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Pet+Sitter&find_loc=Sacramento%2C+CA
Forum: Lighting 06-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 827
Posted By Steve001
More red light. There's plenty of info here and...

More red light. There's plenty of info here and the web what wavelengths of blue and red light are necessary for plant growth. Other wavelengths of light also help and improve the visual appeal and...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By Steve001
Remember this is the web.:) Build My LED -...

Remember this is the web.:)
Build My LED - Freshwater Show Tank - YouTube
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By Steve001
I'd play around with the diy app at buildmyled. I...

I'd play around with the diy app at buildmyled. I think you'll get a very good idea of a good spectrum. Include some green leds it will make your tank look bright without actually being bright. I...
Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Steve001
I've read inconsistent carbon source is the...

I've read inconsistent carbon source is the reason bbs persists and thrives. Try keeping your co2 system running day/night if you have a heavily planted tank. If not then make certain it's consistent...
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Steve001
Best is such a broad descriptive word. Could you...

Best is such a broad descriptive word. Could you narrow it down a bit by telling everyone what you mean by best?
Forum: Lighting 06-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Steve001
It could be because you are growing them upside...

It could be because you are growing them upside down, like the other poster said or maybe because of an iron shortage.
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Steve001
This 12 hour photo period is fine, but 17.5 hour...

This 12 hour photo period is fine, but 17.5 hour day might not be good. Most fish are tropical and experience a 12 hour day only, slightly more for some subtropical species.
Keep in mind any blue...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Steve001
I think I understand what you are saying, but I...

I think I understand what you are saying, but I want to be sure. How much complete darkness will there be?
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Steve001
How many hours do you plan to run these lights...

How many hours do you plan to run these lights after the normal photoperiod?
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Steve001
Buy a quality made regulator and your fear is...

Buy a quality made regulator and your fear is eliminated. It's that simple.
Forum: Lighting 05-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Steve001
Just do a web search either under the led...

Just do a web search either under the led manufacturer's site or use Google images. Led spectrums are very much the same between all makers.
Forum: Plants 05-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By Steve001
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Plants 05-28-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By Steve001
Thanks. I see these plants every year, but only...

Thanks.
I see these plants every year, but only growing in very shallow water. I don't recall them producing a flower, but they must.
Original thread....
Forum: Plants 05-27-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By Steve001
I looked up the other name, but all that comes up...

I looked up the other name, but all that comes up is vallisneria amercana. What does the V. stand for?
Further looking brings up Veronica americana. Is that it? In one of my earliest posts in posted...
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