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Forum: Lighting 07-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By bhazard451
Output is way too low to grow anything other than...

Output is way too low to grow anything other than low light plants.
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
Normally Violets require the most vf, running...

Normally Violets require the most vf, running near 3.8 at full blast. Reds usually around 2.0, Cyans around 3.0, Blues and Whites ~3.5 in these epistar type chips
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
3W led chips, not SMD, but yes there has to be...

3W led chips, not SMD, but yes there has to be some resistor work in there.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
I like that idea. Let's go over it again. ...

I like that idea. Let's go over it again.

Depending on the size the numbers would change, but:

Channel 1: All warm whites and 2 reds (or 4, 6, etc for bigger strips)
Channel 2: 6500-7000K...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By bhazard451
The Ecoxotic and Current simply don't have enough...

The Ecoxotic and Current simply don't have enough power to grow demanding plants.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
Check the VTK page. The bar for my tank would be...

Check the VTK page. The bar for my tank would be $36 + DHL $25 shipping.

The default layout would be awful, but a few more 6500Ks, a red, and a blue/purple or two could look pretty sweet.

For a...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
Cloud cover (1 channel, hard to see, watch the...

Cloud cover (1 channel, hard to see, watch the wall)
http://youtu.be/FYD7s0oDfIU

Thunderstorm (1 channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok0B_k1SZ2Q

Bump:

They do sell a high wattage...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
The "Sunsetter controller" on ebay works the same...

The "Sunsetter controller" on ebay works the same and is cheaper. It's very similar to the Current Ramp Pro. It can be had for $50, or ~$30 as part of a bundle with one of the sellers led fixtures.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By bhazard451
I had it before I downgraded a bit on my 23...

I had it before I downgraded a bit on my 23 gallon tank. It's a beast, but make sure you install the fans or it will get very hot.

It has a very good chance of working with the Current Ramp Timer...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By bhazard451
Ramp Timer Pro works on Beamswork LED fixtures!

Just got one in (Sunsetter on ebay) and it works 100%.

The Current/Ecoxotic/Sunsetter timers work great on my Beamswork 30" .5W led 55W light which was $45. This is much more powerful than the...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By bhazard451
Out of the box at full power, no. They have far...

Out of the box at full power, no. They have far too much blue at full blast and would look like 16000K.

If you turn down the blue channel or replace some leds however, you could easily make a...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By bhazard451
High Powered Current/Ecoxotic LED alternative

I happened to make a nice find tonight that may help some of us.

Some of us need more power than what the Current/Ecoxotic full spectrum models provide, but want the features they have.
...
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,364
Posted By bhazard451
I bought the DSUNY and I'm not impressed. They...

I bought the DSUNY and I'm not impressed. They put red and green on the blue channel, making sunset/moonlight timing look like a red/green/blue disco. The mounting kit looks cheap, and the controller...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By bhazard451
That's exactly what it's doing. It provides a...

That's exactly what it's doing. It provides a nice gentle flow that starts/stops in "C" mode anywhere from 1-30 seconds at a time at the lowest intensity setting. The other modes like the "random"...
Forum: Lighting 07-12-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,944
Posted By bhazard451
Yes, but for coral. If you aren't careful,...

Yes, but for coral.

If you aren't careful, too much red and too many nutrients can turn your tank into an algae farm, planted or reef.

A Radion is overkill for a planted tank.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By bhazard451
I lowered mine to 18v on a universal laptop power...

I lowered mine to 18v on a universal laptop power supply and lowest intensity on the controller, but it works very well in my planted tank that way. It also takes up less space than the Koralia Nano....
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By bhazard451
I love my Beamswork. I have the 30" .5W version,...

I love my Beamswork. I have the 30" .5W version, and it is more than enough light.
Forum: DIY 07-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,820
Posted By bhazard451
awesome build!

awesome build!
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,944
Posted By bhazard451
THAT'S the key. No one way is the "correct" way....

THAT'S the key. No one way is the "correct" way. If it looks good to you and doesn't kill your inhabitants, it works.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By bhazard451
I won't be running mine to make waves. This will...

I won't be running mine to make waves. This will be mostly used for circulation and natural water movement.

The ability to control the flow mode and intensity is key, which cannot be done with a...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By bhazard451
This is all you need. $41. Looks great over my...

This is all you need. $41. Looks great over my tank.

Search ebay for"
LED 30" 0.50W 6500K LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant Tropical Fish Tetra 75cm
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By bhazard451
Jebao Wavemakers for Planted tanks

I use Jebao pumps with great success on my reef tank, and I'm surprised no one seems to know of them here.

They basically do everything a Tunze or Vortech would do with water movement, but are...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,944
Posted By bhazard451
Aliexpress $31 ePacket (faster shipping): ...

Aliexpress $31 ePacket (faster shipping):
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/dc-12-24v-led-time-controller-output-4A-channel-setting-time-control-rgb-strip-time-programmable/1332695048.html

DC to...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,944
Posted By bhazard451
In 3 years time, the cost of your bulb changes...

In 3 years time, the cost of your bulb changes will triple the cost of the fixture itself. One of the great beauties of LEDs is no bulb changes. Just press a button and instant color change. LEDs...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,944
Posted By bhazard451
Coming from a strong reef led DIY background,...

Coming from a strong reef led DIY background, I've been very disappointed in lighting choices for planted tanks. The Current and Finnex fixtures have the right idea, but they are a bit underpowered....
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