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Forum: Lighting   02-28-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By jgc
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/Mousehunt...

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/Mousehunter1/916bd2f3ba3aabc4faf44a4c94f82762_zps0ymmefqz.jpg
Taken a couple hrs after planting. Light is at about 60%. The tank is 36" wide, so stretching...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-25-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By jgc
Ok, dove in. Kessil 360 Tuna Sun, Jebao...

Ok, dove in. Kessil 360 Tuna Sun, Jebao autodoser, and a few other changes. Day one planting. Will see if I can get this one to thrive....
Forum: Lighting   02-25-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/Mousehunt...

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s571/Mousehunter1/916bd2f3ba3aabc4faf44a4c94f82762_zps0ymmefqz.jpg
This is at about 60%. 100% is a little brighter. Currently mostly red spectrum and plugin...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,928
Posted By jgc
I always used a cap for a water change in my 58. ...

I always used a cap for a water change in my 58. I do about 60% waterchanges. I thought it would handle a 100% change (given sand and rock decreasing the water volume. You had a 30 gallon...
Forum: Lighting   02-21-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
Hooked the A360 up last night. Good shimmer, not...

Hooked the A360 up last night. Good shimmer, not MH intensity. The MH felt like it was giving you a sunburn when your hand was under it, this one is hardly noticeable. That said, could just be...
Forum: Lighting   02-17-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
My aquarium is 36x18x21. It was originally set...

My aquarium is 36x18x21. It was originally set up with a single HQI MH pendent, and I liked it. Kind of always wished I had opted for the Giesemann Nova 2 for looks, but pieced together an Ocean...
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By jgc
Fwiw, I had good growth in my 58 (kind of a 75,...

Fwiw, I had good growth in my 58 (kind of a 75, cut to 36" long) using 2 overdriven shop lights laying on top(odno using workhorse ballista).. My favorite was metal halide, but could never keep mine...
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
Well slowly making progress with diving into the...

Well slowly making progress with diving into the deep end with the restart. Pulled out my co2 cylinder to go get it refilled (that would have been a 5 hr trip) only to find it still had some...
Forum: Lighting   02-14-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
Kept doing research. General opinions were...

Kept doing research. General opinions were manufacturers liked to claim that their LED's were the equivalent to a 250 watt MH, but never gave relivent data (which 250 watt MH). In practice, every...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-14-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By jgc
Long past time for an update. Lost almost...

Long past time for an update. Lost almost everything while using the Ray II, including the Ray II, the HQI pendent and a suicidal cat. The Ray II did not have light levels I wanted, coupled with my...
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
Looked at my existing fixture, 40 led's (so could...

Looked at my existing fixture, 40 led's (so could be 120 watt). Currently feeding it with a 360 watt power supply. Temp gun shows the fixture maxing at 140. Fairly quiet since only the power...
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By jgc
Kessil is equal to ?

Once upon a time (near my join date), I had a dense forest. It was lit by a 250 watt HQI pendent. had CO2, used EI - all was good in the world. Except the bulb burned out. As an emergency went to...
Forum: Lighting   09-16-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By jgc
I tend not to worry about too much light - this...

I tend not to worry about too much light - this tank used to have a 250 watt hqi on it. It was wonderful looking then.
Forum: Lighting   09-16-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By jgc
I am thinking of getting something like this for...

I am thinking of getting something like this for my boat - and if I do I would probably retask it for my tank 99% of the time. I am currenly using a RAY II and have lost all my high light plants. ...
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,135
Posted By jgc
agreed - everything we do is an estimation. More...

agreed - everything we do is an estimation. More of an art than a science. PAR in Air gives us a good comparable baseline.

That said, I now have I week with the Ray II on my tank. While much...
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By jgc
Did not take time for good new pics (quick pics...

Did not take time for good new pics (quick pics are in the tanks blog) - but very encouraging 1 week growth with the Ray II.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By jgc
One week after Ray II, very nice new growth ...

One week after Ray II, very nice new growth
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9560&pictureid=13176

Dry start of moss - will see how this works...
Forum: Lighting   11-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,135
Posted By jgc
In addition to the refraction of the light as it...

In addition to the refraction of the light as it enters the water (essentially creating a lens), there is now a water/glass rather than an air/glass interface which I suspect reflects more light...
Forum: Equipment   11-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By jgc
The outdoor one looks interesting as well. That...

The outdoor one looks interesting as well. That said, tempted to say to hell with it all and go to a relay based system
Forum: Lighting   11-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By jgc
Well, I posted the pictures in my tank's blog. ...

Well, I posted the pictures in my tank's blog. Time will tell how the spectrum agrees with the plants. It is not as much light as my old 250watt hqi. Hard to tell if it is more or less than 1/2 of...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By jgc
Ray II ...

Ray II
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9560&pictureid=13123

2x ODNO Shoplight
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9560&pictureid=13124

250watt HQI...
Forum: Lighting   11-19-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,135
Posted By jgc
I can not address a 75 gallon directly, but I...

I can not address a 75 gallon directly, but I have a 58 show - which is a 75 cut down to 3 ft.

My 250watt metal halide was failing so I rushed this experiment (it will run about 10 minutes and...
Forum: Lighting   11-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By jgc
Finnex is a site sponsors. I suspect that...

Finnex is a site sponsors. I suspect that aquavibrant.com is linked in somehow. Reviews have been favorable - good marketing or a good product.

I punted and put my diy project on hold. A Ray 2...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By jgc
:icon_cry:The sun is flickering. I really do not...

:icon_cry:The sun is flickering. I really do not know how many hours a day it is on and how many it is off - I fear a lot of off, as my green water went away.

Lighting system 4 is designed, but...
Forum: Lighting   11-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By jgc
The majic of LED's (are they really that efficeint-help deciding lighting)

I am tired. Tired of repairing and replacing failing lighting.

I started out with only minimal concern for budget. I have had my 250 watt hqi fail and be rebuilt at least 6 times now (and it's...
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