Please enlighten me on BML
I am re-starting my 54 G corner tank which is lit with 1- 24 inch BML 10,000 planted and 1- 12 inch BML Iwagumi (10 white, 3 blue, 1 red, 1 amber LEDs) probably 7,000 K. My choice was based on PAR values at the bottom surface. What I need is information that I have lost, so please bear with me:
1. I need the PAR values for the two fixtures so I can set levels and timing to maximize vascular plant health while not encouraging algae.
2. A ramp light controller to replace what I believe is a partially dead BML Solar controller. Channels 2 and 3 do not seem to be working so I will be trouble shooting that unit. I already found that the supposed internal battery is missing so have rigged a UPS using a phone charger to cover power interruptions.
I'd very much appreciate being pointed to that information with a link.
My initial settings are to run the 10,000 K unit 12 hours total at 80% with 2 hour ramps at each end and the 7,000 K unit also at 12 hours at 80% with one hour ramps. Until I get the controller problem solved the 7,000 K unit is going to run at 100% for 12 hours. We'll se how the algae grows.