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Forum: Equipment 09-09-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By RyanRX7
At the risk of being flamed to high heaven I'm...

At the risk of being flamed to high heaven I'm going to make a "bang for your buck" recommendation.

Look at the CFS500 from Aqua Traders

Now, I know what you're thinking..... all they make is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By RyanRX7
Only problem I had with soil and gravel if you...

Only problem I had with soil and gravel if you decide to go that route, is moving or pulling out plants is a DISASTER!

Not to discourage, but the mess it can make when disturbed is something to...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By RyanRX7
Which Canister for Bio etc.

I'm setting up a 125 and plan to run 2 modded CFS500s on it for general filtration. I plan to set up a third canister to run my CO2 reactor, inline 300w hydor heater, and maybe a UV sterilizer. For...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By RyanRX7
The idea behind it all is that the plants are...

The idea behind it all is that the plants are provided enough nutrients that they grow at or close to the best rate possible. In turn they use up the nutrients before the algae gets a chance to.
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
Hit the nail on the head sir, that is in fact the...

Hit the nail on the head sir, that is in fact the exact website that I read (had to put each paragraph in an on line translator). He never gets into a ton of detail or any kind of step by step, so...
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
I know the LED runs at about 22v and 2.3A. It...

I know the LED runs at about 22v and 2.3A. It didn't state the value of the POT in the description of the mod. This is the schematic of the driver before the mod:...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
Thanks Hoppy, I never even thought of having the...

Thanks Hoppy, I never even thought of having the needle valve near the new tank. I was just going to look into one of the 3 way splitters that would attach to my current reg. Is there a needle valve...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
Thanks for the suggestion Hoppy, I went that...

Thanks for the suggestion Hoppy, I went that route but slightly different. I used a couple layers of ladies ultra sheer stockings. Got the PAR down to 30 in most of the tank and 45 on the edge. That...
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
PAR is being measured with my Apogee QMSS-S PAR...

PAR is being measured with my Apogee QMSS-S PAR meter
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
Yup, that's the one. The odd shape does indeed...

Yup, that's the one. The odd shape does indeed make it tough to light, but the 50w LED does a great job. It does have it's drawbacks due to being a single LED, but it can't be beat for the price....
Forum: Lighting 07-24-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By RyanRX7
50LED over 54 corner help

So I've assembled a 50w LED light with a 100ish degree optic and suspended it about 38" above the substrate. That puts me with a pretty stinkin even 40 +/- PAR over the whole substrate, with one...
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By RyanRX7
I agree 100%, as I mentioned in the original...

I agree 100%, as I mentioned in the original post. The single point of origination does indeed cast shadows when anything gets in the way of its projection.

I think this light source would be best...
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By RyanRX7
my mistake, did a quick read and didn't pay...

my mistake, did a quick read and didn't pay attention.... there is no advertised CRI for this LED as per its product listing
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By RyanRX7
It's advertised as 6000-6500k, and looks to be...

It's advertised as 6000-6500k, and looks to be about right to me
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By RyanRX7
Cool 50W LED = Some SERIOUS light

So I just did a couple early tests on my 50w China LED, and all I can say is.. don't look directly at or near the light, this sucker is bright!
...
Forum: Lighting 06-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By RyanRX7
Yes, you can run 2 36" strips no problem. There...

Yes, you can run 2 36" strips no problem. There is a catch though..... the spread from front to back on an 18" tank is hard to achieve with only a single 2 bulb fixture. You would be best suited to...
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By RyanRX7
Another thing worth noting about these fixtures...

Another thing worth noting about these fixtures is that the Nova Extreme versions don't have fans in them.

Think of it this way (if you have a hood and the money), if you go retro or something a...
Forum: Lighting 06-23-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By RyanRX7
It all depends on how tall your tank is, and if...

It all depends on how tall your tank is, and if you're going for low light. I had 2 of the "newer" (they had "individual" reflectors.... it was a single bent into a W shape) model 36" 2 bulb fixtures...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 37,763
Posted By RyanRX7
Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
Forum: Lighting 05-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By RyanRX7
Here's my personal experience. I have a 33 Long...

Here's my personal experience. I have a 33 Long shrimp tank with a single 40 watt T12 sitting on the rim right above the tank. It's slightly overdriven (it's running on a 2 bulb ballast, with both...
Forum: Fish 04-27-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By RyanRX7
I don't have much surface agitation, if any...

I don't have much surface agitation, if any during the day. I do however run an airstone at night. Perhaps what happened was that I was sitting right on the edge and the 4 degree increase in temp...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By RyanRX7
Minor Disaster, Fish Gasping.... Heat Related?

Checked my tank today (125... pretty heavily planted, CO2 injected), and found all my fish gasping at the top, even the BN Plecos. Both my glass drop checker as well as both of Hoppy's quick response...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By RyanRX7
I myself just hung 2 of the 36" over my 125....

I myself just hung 2 of the 36" over my 125. Borrowed my saltwater reefer club's PAR meter, and I'm on par with what you've gotten with your readings. Mine is about 22" off the substrate and I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By RyanRX7
subscribed, can't wait to see how those lights...

subscribed, can't wait to see how those lights perform. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By RyanRX7
Not to thread hi-jack but I was curious newday,...

Not to thread hi-jack but I was curious newday, your results with having a single light fixture down the center of your 18" wide tank. I know it's 4 bulb and probably wider then the 3 bulb JeffHB is...
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