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Forum: Lighting   12-12-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By allegori
If you decide to go the Satellite fixture route,...

If you decide to go the Satellite fixture route, you may need the Freshwater Plus version. I have the regular Satellite Freshwater LED on a 55 gallon with anubias at the bottom of the tank and they...
Forum: Lighting   09-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By allegori
They have some new lighting products coming out....

They have some new lighting products coming out. I believe one of them is black.
Forum: Lighting   08-02-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By allegori
The fixtures are most likely made from the same...

The fixtures are most likely made from the same place, China. Whether it's the same factory is anyone's guess. It's just a fixture with a different brand label and warranty most likely. These Chinese...
Forum: Lighting   08-02-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By allegori
What are your tank dimensions? Height of light to...

What are your tank dimensions? Height of light to substrate? What do you want to keep in terms of plants?
Forum: Lighting   06-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By allegori
Wait a minute now. Your going to use incandescent...

Wait a minute now. Your going to use incandescent bulbs now? Incandescent bulbs waste energy (watts) making heat and not light. This is why when you buy fluorescent lights it will say something like...
Forum: Substrate   04-29-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,282
Posted By allegori
National Geographic is allowing their name to be...

National Geographic is allowing their name to be used on those products at petsmart. They don't make the products; it's just a re branded item. The net proceeds from these product sales are going...
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By allegori
Wow. That fixture is pretty cool. Too bad nothing...

Wow. That fixture is pretty cool. Too bad nothing like that ever makes it to the US. Keep us updated with how things go.
Forum: Lighting   08-29-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By allegori
You can swap out the LEDs if you know how to...

You can swap out the LEDs if you know how to reflow solder. Otherwise, you can remove the whole pcb that the LEDs are on and buy LEDs premounted on stars and attach it to the heatsink and wire them...
Forum: Equipment   04-16-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By allegori
I've got some in the bathrooms and they are...

I've got some in the bathrooms and they are pretty nice. I wouldn't bother trying to use these over a tank though because you'd have to get a dome reflector to try to aim the omnidirectional light...
Forum: Lighting   04-15-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By allegori
IMO the 115 is a joke for the price it costs. The...

IMO the 115 is a joke for the price it costs. The mini may work for low light/tech but for about 10 bucks more I'd rather get the finnex fugeray-r....
Forum: Lighting   04-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By allegori
Walmart sells some daylight 10 watt cfls in the...

Walmart sells some daylight 10 watt cfls in the fish section that are shaped like the the finnex bulb. It has two of those curves glass tubes instead of three and fits fine. They are like 6 bucks a...
Forum: Lighting   02-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By allegori
Don't buy that light or anything power compact....

Don't buy that light or anything power compact. You are better off getting a t5ho fixture. There is a thread about par and different light fixtures you will want to read.
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By allegori
Maxspect razor 8k, if you can find one, would do...

Maxspect razor 8k, if you can find one, would do what you asked for above.
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By allegori
I had a low tech tank set up that was at a east...

I had a low tech tank set up that was at a east facing window. I kept several easy plants in it and provided no light for it besides the natural light it got. It had a soil substrate capped with...
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By allegori
It will work for general lighting. A 55 gallon is...

It will work for general lighting. A 55 gallon is pretty tall and you will need more powerful LEDs and possibly optics to penetrate all the way down to the substrate and create enough par for plant...
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By allegori
DIY can get pretty expensive and cost comparable...

DIY can get pretty expensive and cost comparable to a commercial fixture once you get to wanting to have sunrise/sunset and the ability to program multiple channels of LEDs and colors. Depending on...
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By allegori
Those are t5ho bulbs. 96watts / 4 bulbs = 24watts...

Those are t5ho bulbs. 96watts / 4 bulbs = 24watts a bulb. Buy some 6500k bulbs to replace the actinics or swap that actinic with the other normal bulb. That way one switch wil turn on the normal...
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By allegori
They could probably keep the plants alive if the...

They could probably keep the plants alive if the plants were directly under them since the light is so narrow and focused. That fixture looks like it wont last long though. You might be better off...
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By allegori
Well if the SOLITE has individual polished...

Well if the SOLITE has individual polished reflectors then they may be the better option. I have not heard of them and a quick search on google said they had one reflector only.
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 591
Posted By allegori
I personally like the look of Saf-t-Sorb better...

I personally like the look of Saf-t-Sorb better than Oil Dri, when its wet. STS is a lighter looking color when wet while Oil Dri becomes really dark. I use root tabs spread out around my STS...
Forum: Lighting   01-17-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By allegori
The Hagen Glo would probably be better because...

The Hagen Glo would probably be better because its reflector tries to curve around each bulb while the SOLITE only has one big reflector for both bulbs.
The Hagen Glo would put you at about 37 par...
Forum: Lighting   01-15-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By allegori
As long as your LED fixture is protected from...

As long as your LED fixture is protected from splashing and moisture, there shouldn't be any moisture issues. As for longevity, properly cooled LED's will last a long time. I always have glass tops...
Forum: Lighting   12-22-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By allegori
LEDs are current driven devices. LEDs will draw...

LEDs are current driven devices. LEDs will draw the voltage they need. XTE LEDs can go up to 1500ma of current safely so that power supply is too much unless you wire your LEDs in parallel. You...
Forum: Lighting   12-11-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By allegori
Here's some information that may be...

Here's some information that may be interesting(from wikipedia):

Blue-light hazard is defined as the potential for a photochemical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photochemical) induced retinal...
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