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Yes, I recall now. Thank you, and I may take you up on the offer!

I was thinking to maybe start with two sunblaster nanos, and using two Giesmann's; one being the super flora and the other one the 6500K Tropic.

I can always add a 3rd is my thinking. They seem to be a quite fixture vs. some of the multi bulb fixtures on the bay and amazon.
The Sunblaster Nano's might be a very good option for you.

Like you said, you could go with three, and control each one individually. You could roll them on/off with a midday burst if you wanted to.
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@Greggz @burr740 where are you guys getting your bulbs these days? Seems like most places are carrying only a few bulbs for planted tanks each.

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@Greggz @burr740 where are you guys getting your bulbs these days? Seems like most places are carrying only a few bulbs for planted tanks each.

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Giesseman at Bulkreefsupply.com.

Powerveg find the local retailer from the Hortilux site and they will order them for you...pick up locally.

Bigalspets.com carries both Giesemann and Zoo Med.

Hope that helps.
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Giesseman at Bulkreefsupply.com.

Powerveg find the local retailer from the Hortilux site and they will order them for you...pick up locally.

Bigalspets.com carries both Giesemann and Zoo Med.

Hope that helps.
Yes very helpful. Thank you.



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So I am trying to be certain I understand the Seneye PAR, but specifically, spectrum readings. If I look at this graph below, am I correct by assuming that:

1) The color on spectrum with the peaks in Blue and Red represent the PUR for plants
2) The black line over lay on the graph represents what spectrum the Seneye is currently registering
3) PUR ~ 58% means that my current reading is covering 58% of the usable spectrum for plants
4) I have NO idea how to read the chart on the right!

So really, ideally for plant growth and overall better color I would want the black curve to include more of the blue and red parts of the spectrum?

Trying to kick things up a notch for my understanding!




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It might help to look at two different colored bulbs.

The top one is a Powerveg 660, a very, very red bulb. The bottom one is an ATI Purple Plus.



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Yes, that is helpful for sure.

I have ordered one of the sun blaster nano fixtures. I figured I could see how things look with that fixture paired with a beamswork. Can always order more if I want to fine tune things some more.

I'll give it a try with the bulb it comes with initially, but want to try a few other bulbs over time.



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I have ordered one of the sun blaster nano fixtures. I figured I could see how things look with that fixture paired with a beamswork. Can always order more if I want to fine tune things some more.

I'll give it a try with the bulb it comes with initially, but want to try a few other bulbs over time.
Keep us updated on them with your experiences. I'm leaning the way of the Sunblaster's eventually, just for ease of DIY and hiding them in a nice canopy.

@MCFC had a bunch running, but is MIA.... No updates in a long time.

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@MCFC had a bunch running, but is MIA.... No updates in a long time.
Funny you mention this. I was going through my subscriptions, and there are a quite a few that are no longer posting, with @MCFC being one of them.

Might have to send out a siren call to see if any respond with an update.


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Hey @MCFC are your mentions on email notifications?? lol

Tag, mention, quote, like etc. until they start responding

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It would be good to hear back from some of the usual suspects! Summer break is over people, time to get your hands wet again!!!!



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When people go MIA on the board, got to wonder if it's just bailing on the internet, forgetting about things, or if something else happened to them in real life. For example the guy I got my DIY LED PCB's from passed away....

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Well I do hope everyone is doing well.

Got the tank ready for hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow! It is always a conversation starter with family and friends!




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It is always a conversation starter with family and friends!
"You're telling me everything in here is alive and growing?!?!"

"Why do you have all those tanks and wires hooked up to it?!"

and my all time favourite....

"What does all this cost?"

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and my all time favourite....
My all time favorite is......................

"That's saltwater.......right?".

Happens almost every single time.


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