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Forum: Tank Journals 02-22-2015, 01:08 AM
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Posted By skanderson
a few new pics showing a bit of a cleaned up...

a few new pics showing a bit of a cleaned up look. cut back the Madagascar lace to make space. also the leds are now all on. also put a couple of pics of the fish. I need to increase my co2...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-22-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,168
Posted By skanderson
I have barbus semifasciolatus in my African tank...

I have barbus semifasciolatus in my African tank and they are great. they tend to stay within around 6 inches of the bottom and the color is great in a planted tank. I also like the hustlaeri, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By skanderson
normans lampeye. ive been looking for a couple...

normans lampeye. ive been looking for a couple of other species but they keep not showing up when the import orders come into teds fishroom.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,967
Posted By skanderson
a few updated pics sorry for the reflections from...

a few updated pics sorry for the reflections from the reef.
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/skanderson2/newyearseve14fwwithleds004_zps495b3506.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2015, 09:51 PM
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Views: 11,967
Posted By skanderson
thanks for the kind words. things are still...

thanks for the kind words. things are still going well in there. getting a few Micorctenopoma ansorgii this week and my Hemichromis sp. moanda are almost big enough to pair up and put in the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2014, 09:52 PM
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Posted By skanderson
a few new pics with all the colored leds at full...

a few new pics with all the colored leds at full power. of course now one of the 4k bxras in the back corner isn't lighting so now I need to debug that. in person I think the tank looks a bit too...
Forum: Substrate 11-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By skanderson
I used mts as the base layer in my 300 gallon...

I used mts as the base layer in my 300 gallon build. I added azomite to the red clay that I put down as a base additive. no idea if it is helping anything but I don't see any obvious signs of...
Forum: DIY 11-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By skanderson
cant find the cxa 390 did you mean the 3590? if...

cant find the cxa 390 did you mean the 3590? if so you will either need to run it dimmed down a lot, or buy your fish sunglasses. my guestimate on how many watts you would need to light a 240 to...
Forum: DIY 11-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 46,013
Posted By skanderson
one thing to add is that the new idea in reef...

one thing to add is that the new idea in reef lights is to add lime leds because the whites are low in that part of the spectrum. I think that a simple 4k/7k mix looks decent. the tank pictured...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By skanderson
took me a minute to realize what the word...

took me a minute to realize what the word suctomise was supposed to be.
Forum: Lighting 11-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By skanderson
the actual power used times the lumens/watt ratio...

the actual power used times the lumens/watt ratio of the emitter you will be using will give you the best way of comparing the 2 different emitters. this picture is my 40 frag tank lit by 2 30 watt...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By skanderson
in my opinion your light will be missing too much...

in my opinion your light will be missing too much of the warm end of the spectrum. the cool whites are missing a lot of the yellow to red end of the spectrum and it can give an odd look to a tank...
Forum: Lighting 10-17-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,934
Posted By skanderson
don't know anything about manufactured led units...

don't know anything about manufactured led units but my rule of thumb for lighting with decent led emitters is 1 watt per gallon. I will be changing the lights over my sump and frag tank this...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By skanderson
cut away the part that is in the way and glue...

cut away the part that is in the way and glue them on with a dab of silicone. that is what I do.
Forum: Lighting 09-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,200
Posted By skanderson
i believe the smart people who have replied to...

i believe the smart people who have replied to you are underestimating the ignorance that is present in any group of humans. my impression from reading many posts is that there are people who...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,967
Posted By skanderson
ok have a few pics of the tank from today....

ok have a few pics of the tank from today. started to clean out the hair algae that is the result of a summer with not ferts and no co2 plus same light. also moved most of the fish that had spent the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,967
Posted By skanderson
the numbers are in there a couple of pages back. ...

the numbers are in there a couple of pages back. I am going to try to debug the colored led strands this weekend. ive been busy outside all summer and am really trying to get this tank back in...
Forum: DIY 09-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,494
Posted By skanderson
wow will that thing be amazingly bright. using...

wow will that thing be amazingly bright. using just 5 of the 30 watt bxras, which are the precursors to the verso my 300 run at around 100 par 36 inches below the leds. looking forward to seeing...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,967
Posted By skanderson
its been a while because i had to have back...

its been a while because i had to have back surgery last month which has kept me from doing anything in the tank for almost 2 months. now that im starting to recover i cleaned it out a bit and took...
Forum: DIY 04-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,370
Posted By skanderson
very nice looking unit cant wait to see its color...

very nice looking unit cant wait to see its color over a tank. i just picked up some of the luxeon cob arrays to try out over something. either my fw sump light or over my old reef tank frag tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By skanderson
because if i was going to have plastic plants i...

because if i was going to have plastic plants i would feel obliged to keep plastic fish in there as well.
Forum: DIY 04-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By skanderson
the rule of thumb for curing silicone when...

the rule of thumb for curing silicone when building tanks is one day per mm of glass thickness. I believe that silicone cures faster with higher humidity.
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,166
Posted By skanderson
2 quick points I would like to make. I believe...

2 quick points I would like to make. I believe that rules of thumb are correct about 90 percent of the time. btw that statement is also a rule of thumb. I have a rule of thumb for led lighting...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,724
Posted By skanderson
I haven't seen anyone mention this yet so here...

I haven't seen anyone mention this yet so here goes. I read somewhere recently that adding additional red wavelengths to a light helps reduce etiolation thus giving more compact growth. the study...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,289
Posted By skanderson
my diys use bridgelux arrays in 4k color at 80...

my diys use bridgelux arrays in 4k color at 80 cri. if I could find them I would use 20 or 30 watt 4k arrays in 90 cir, but 80 still looks good.
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