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Forum: DIY Today, 07:15 AM
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Posted By gus6464
TDK Lambda is serious business. That's a forever...

TDK Lambda is serious business. That's a forever power supply right there.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By gus6464
That doesn't sound right. I ran a 5# on a 50g...

That doesn't sound right. I ran a 5# on a 50g tank for a month at I can't even count BPS then moved it to a 23g and it's now running at 5bps for about 2 months and tank is no where near empty.

You...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By gus6464
Another fixture and better than the aquaticlife...

Another fixture and better than the aquaticlife IMO.
Amazon.com : T5 EnviroGro 4Ft 4 Tube Fixture w/Bulbs-FLT44 : Plant Growing Light Fixtures : Patio, Lawn & Garden

Comes with 4 bulbs already....
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By gus6464
Victor VTS-253B - $90 the bay Burkert solenoid...

Victor VTS-253B - $90 the bay
Burkert solenoid - $50
Fabco NV-55-18 - $35
Brass fittings - $20 mcmaster-carr
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 312
Posted By gus6464
Cobalt neo-therm's are nice and also very thin. I...

Cobalt neo-therm's are nice and also very thin. I would go for either that one or a Jager. Jagers are bomb proof.
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By gus6464
Um there are countless of different "white" LEDs....

Um there are countless of different "white" LEDs. And who is arguing? You stated that Apogee measures low on reds and high on blue when it's the opposite.

So now you are saying a 12K white is the...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By gus6464
It would be off close to 20% hot. So the 100 PAR...

It would be off close to 20% hot. So the 100 PAR on the Apogee would actually be 80. Not a big deal because of red penetration distance but when you have cool white:

A PAR reading of 70 on a cool...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By gus6464
And as you can see from the chart it measures hot...

And as you can see from the chart it measures hot in the red area and low in the blue area.

So if you are getting 110 PAR on a red light on the Apogee the real PAR is ~100. On a blue light if you...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By gus6464
How to split Erio Compressum?

My compressum is nice and plump and looking like it could be split. Do you split them like parkeri?

Love this plant btw. Easy to grow and looks awesome.
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By gus6464
Apogee is the other way around. It measures hot...

Apogee is the other way around. It measures hot with red and low with blue.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By gus6464
Just buy one of the regulators in the for sale...

Just buy one of the regulators in the for sale section by Bettatail. Those thing will last longer than you will. Plus you can always resell for a good amount vs the commercial "aquarium" branded...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By gus6464
Look at it this way. The 10K is a high PAR light...

Look at it this way. The 10K is a high PAR light and the Dutch is closer to high PUR with some aesthetics thrown in. High PAR will make the plants grow the quickest, but high PUR will make them look...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By gus6464
I have the glosso factory spiral bubble counter....

I have the glosso factory spiral bubble counter. This thing is the beefiest piece of glass I have ever seen. I can probably knock somebody out with this thing without breaking it. Can't wait to see...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 741
Posted By gus6464
Those will basically be ambient light in a 24"...

Those will basically be ambient light in a 24" tall tank. Not going to grow anything.
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By gus6464
Yeah pretty much and also bulb selection comes...

Yeah pretty much and also bulb selection comes into play as well. You can go for a high PUR setup with UVL Red Sun, Wave Point Ultra Cola, etc. and hang the light lower. You also don't want the light...
Forum: DIY 09-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By gus6464
Awesome can't wait to see the final product. That...

Awesome can't wait to see the final product. That is going to be a super beefy tank. That acid glass on the overflow will look really good IMO. I wish ADA would've used that on the overflow version...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By gus6464
Why are you doing a water change every other day...

Why are you doing a water change every other day if the tank is new?
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,615
Posted By gus6464
2x Radion XR15FW's have all the control you want...

2x Radion XR15FW's have all the control you want and super easy to setup and right in between the E-series and BML at $600. The ecotech light control software is also light years ahead of those two.
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By gus6464
Your bulb combo is not really optimized for red...

Your bulb combo is not really optimized for red spectrum. If you want reds put in a specialized bulb like the UVL Red Sun or Wave Point Ultra Cola. For example this is what I run on my quad T5.
...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gus6464
My reflectors are quite good as hydroponic ones...

My reflectors are quite good as hydroponic ones tend to be vs "aquarium" branded lights. I would put the reflectors on this light on par with TEK. They are not parabolic like ATI though. They are...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gus6464
That's the thing I'm trying to show that its not...

That's the thing I'm trying to show that its not too high. My par at the substrate is 60. No where near the "too high" which most people would claim.

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Forum: Lighting 09-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By gus6464
T5 PAR guessing game

I know there was a chart floating around with recommended T5 bulb amount to put over a tank with certain heights and most people will say that for example a quad T5HO on a 60P will grow nothing but...
Forum: Lighting 09-16-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By gus6464
Why do that when you can just buy a Hydrofarm...

Why do that when you can just buy a Hydrofarm light with the right bulbs for the same amount of money from Amazon.

Amazon.com : Hydrofarm FLT24 2-ft/ 4-Tube T5 Commercial System with Bulbs : Plant...
Forum: Lighting 09-16-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,053
Posted By gus6464
Don't have a bigger tank :(

Don't have a bigger tank :(
Forum: DIY 09-15-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By gus6464
Any type of mat. Yoga mat works well and it's...

Any type of mat. Yoga mat works well and it's what I use on my tanks.
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