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Forum: Lighting 02-26-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By flutterbug
My jungle val does well. No Excel, if you go high...

My jungle val does well. No Excel, if you go high light without co2 you will have algae, my tank is always bordering on getting it.
Forum: Lighting 02-25-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
I think I should wait for one of the new ones...

I think I should wait for one of the new ones that is supposed to be out by the end of next month. http://www.theaquaticplantsociety.org/finnex-the-new-breed-is-coming/
I am not sure if my plants...
Forum: Lighting 02-25-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
I found this PAR info on the same tank as mine....

I found this PAR info on the same tank as mine. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=531514
Middle of tank:
Marineland Aquatic: 46 PAR
Panted+: 20 PAR
Ray2: 35 PAR
I asked how it...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks! I did overlook that about the Ray 2....

Thanks! I did overlook that about the Ray 2. Forgot it had the same amount as the 24". So it would only benefit me with the Planted + but they would be end to end not overlapping in the middle. There...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By flutterbug
I have the same tank and I am stuck between those...

I have the same tank and I am stuck between those same fixtures. I also have two 17" hidden leds. So what did you decide to go with and how is it working out?
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By flutterbug
I just saw this thread and someone says there par...

I just saw this thread and someone says there par is 45 at 24" but it's in a smaller tank. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=823553
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks for your experience with the planted+, If...

Thanks for your experience with the planted+, If I am getting it straight the reason the par is lower on the 30" fixture than the 48" fixture is due to there being more total leds on the 48" correct?...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
I had a very bad experience with Aqua Traders. My...

I had a very bad experience with Aqua Traders. My Odyssea LEDs burnt out 20 minutes after first using them. Half my fixture stopped working a year ago. One of the fans hasn't worked in at least a...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By flutterbug
Finnex Planted+ or Ray2? 24" Tall

My Odyssea fixture stopped working yesterday. I have been trying to decide what to get to replace it. My first thought was a Finnex Planted + so I have spent the entire day reading up on here about...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By flutterbug
That looks like a great light! It says 100 par at...

That looks like a great light! It says 100 par at 12", so if you have a 90 gallon tall then it is probably around the same depth as my 120 XH. I'm going to assume the par will be 50 at 24" which is...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks! Lighting ~ I already had an Odysea 48"...

Thanks!
Lighting ~ I already had an Odysea 48" 4 bulb HO Fixture sitting right on top of the glass top. I only run 2 bulbs, one wave point tropical wave (65ooK) and one Red Wave. I was thinking of...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By flutterbug
Sorry, I dropped off the face of the earth for a...

Sorry, I dropped off the face of the earth for a while. Just kidding, I do 50% water changes a week but I had them in a 55 gallon bare bottom and did 2 - 50% water changes a week until they were all...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,486
Posted By flutterbug
Very nice setup! Your light hangers are...

Very nice setup! Your light hangers are interesting. I'd like to know more about them.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By flutterbug
120 Extra High Planted Discus Tank

Here's my work in progress, Marineland Extra High 120 Dimensions 60" x 18" x 26" High
Low Tech, Root Tabs from Planted Aquarium Fertilizer. (Which are due to be replenished.) Pool Filter Sand...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,525
Posted By flutterbug
It looks very nice!

It looks very nice!
Forum: Lighting 10-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks so much for sharing! I was actually...

Thanks so much for sharing! I was actually thinking about those hidden Red LEDS. I wasn't sure if they would emit enough light to be usable for the plants or if it is just an aesthetic thing, I have...
Forum: Lighting 10-16-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
When I said I didn't mention growing DHG I meant...

When I said I didn't mention growing DHG I meant to the person recommending no more than a 3 T5 HO fixture. Sorry I didn't type it so it made sense! My brain works faster than my fingers most times!...
Forum: Lighting 10-16-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks Brian! That is what I was worried about. I...

Thanks Brian! That is what I was worried about. I thought that the Finnex fixtures that said they were the same as 3 bulbs would work, because someone else said 3 bulbs would be good on my tank. I...
Forum: Lighting 10-15-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
I would like to bring out the reddish tones in my...

I would like to bring out the reddish tones in my plants that are capable of it. Right now in my 55 gallon the plants that show some colors are an unknown Crypt, Bacopa carolinia, Hygrophila...
Forum: Lighting 10-15-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
Thanks to you both :) If you think the planted +...

Thanks to you both :) If you think the planted + will be enough then I will get it. It sounds more like what I am looking for. My tank is 60" and they did say the 30" planted+ light would be fully...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
Lucky you! If it is a step down from the Ray II,...

Lucky you! If it is a step down from the Ray II, maybe I shouldn't get it. I was thinking of putting two 30" on my 120. It would be 23" from substrate sitting directly on glass top. I was worried...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By flutterbug
Finnex Planted+

Anyone hear about the new Finnex Planted+ LED? I was inquiring about a light and they told me about it. Said it should be available in early Nov. I did a search here and didn't find anything.
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By flutterbug
Interesting!

Interesting!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-28-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By flutterbug
The tank is running finally, still not ready to...

The tank is running finally, still not ready to scape, but soon ! :)
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,990
Posted By flutterbug
Very nice! I love all the different looks you've...

Very nice! I love all the different looks you've had including the 55. I have to move my 55 into my new 120 soon so it is nice to see your success!
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