How is my light setup? 150 Gallon
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
antec
Algae Grower
 
antec's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 24
Default

How is my light setup? 150 Gallon


I'm in the midst of planning out my 120 - 150 gallon technical planted community tank project. I have a rough outline of lighting that I will be using. I'm not looking for a very high tech lighting system such as thunder storm simulation or sunrise/ sunset dimmer lights on tracks or anything like that (for now but things may change). please tell me what you think of the setup and tips and tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated

Here's what I'm thinking: (Picture)

A) Ballast with three fluorescent bulbs with all visible light spectrum, with the majority being spectrum of energy rich light, red, and green to bring out colours of flora and fauna.

B1) & B2) Ballast with one fluorescent bulb with all visible light spectrum, with the majority being spectrum of energy rich light, red, and green to bring out colours of flora and fauna.

C1), C2), C3), C4) LED white moon lights and orange(not spectrum, just coloured) lights (sunrise and sun set) I may add purple and or red as well

D1), D2), D3), D4) LED strips with all visible light spectrum, with the majority being spectrum of energy rich light, red, and green to bring out colours of flora and fauna.


- Morning: C1), C2), C3), C4) turn on to simulate the sun rise for an hour
- A) turns on, D1) and D2) turn on.
- C1), C2), C3), C4) turn off roughly the same time or minutes later
- Noon: B1), B2), and D3), D4) turns on until ~2:00pm
- B1), B2) turns off at 2:00pm
- D3), D4) turns off at 4:00pm
- D1), D2) turns off at 6:00pm
- C1), C2), C3), C4) turns on a few minutes before A)
- A) turns off at 6:30pm (winter) 7:30pm (spring and fall) or 8:00pm (summer)
- C1), C2), C3), C4) turns off at 9:00pm
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Canopy lights.png
Views:	25
Size:	10.3 KB
ID:	114698  

__________________
antec is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
Mark Allred
Planted Member
 
Mark Allred's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring Creek, Nevada
Posts: 283
Default

You have put a lot of thought into this. Looks impressive!
Have you considered going all LED?
Check this out for some affordable LED setups.
http://www.aquastyleonline.com/produ...mable-Kit.html
Mark Allred is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
canopy, light, plan, setup

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012