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  1. Lighting
    I am a newb... These lights were given to me yesterday- I have four sets 3' long. They have these numbers listed on the strip 990x12x1 DWM 72 LED - 5630 WE GHP1H8128 They look handmade and seem older. I googled and I do not know enough yet on lighting. I am going to set up a 225 gallon...
  2. Tank Journals
    It's been awhile since the last time it had been awhile, but here we are. Welcome, one and all, to the return of my aquatic ramblings and mishaps. Today we are starting with the "10 Gallon Cap" tank. A setup that cannibalized pieces from the various projects I have undertaken over the years...
  3. Lighting
    One thing that is bugging me is determining how strong a light really is. What PAR levels do you guys find correspond to low, medium, and high light? High level being able to grow high light plants and also get the full coloration to show (Reds, oranges, etc.). At what point does CO2 become...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, So I have been struggling to get some coloration out of some rotala and also growth has been slow even with CO2 while using a nicrew deluxe LED. I especially have problems in the back corners. I'm thinking of upgrading to a Chihiros RGB A plus and wanted to get your thoughts. 1.) Do...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm looking for a way to get better light levels to the back corners of a 10 gallon standard aquarium. I've got rotala rotundifolia in one corner which struggles to grow in the back of the bush. In the other corner, I have rotala colorata which struggles as well. I'm using a Nicrew...
  6. Lighting
    Dear Me, I posted a similar thread in 2019 but I wanted to create a thread specific to the FLUVAL 3.0 and show pics of how this mod I made looks on the tank. I wanted to repost the supplies I used to make risers for a Fluval 3.0 light as I have been getting a lot of inquiries and requests from...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    High power LED light, designed for planted Aquarium. Could also be used for hydroponics. It's way too much light for me so it needs to find a good home. Asking $200. Can fit fish tanks ranging from 88-100cm. Light is brand new in box, I only opened the box to test it and take pictures...
  8. Lighting
    Hello All, I have a 4x t5-HO 39W unit that needs replacement. I have a 36" long, 24" deep, 21" high rimless tank (57G) with a light suspension hanger. I've got the current light set to 26" from the substrate. I would like to have medium/high for the carpeted plants. I want to have...
  9. Lighting
    Hello all! I'm new to the forum but had some questions regarding my planted tank. I have a 29 gallon with a Nicrew rgb plus 24/7 spectrum light along with two other small clip on lights (all whites, probably do nothing other than illuminate). With this combo I am only really able to grow...
  10. Lighting
    Options: UNS Titan 1 - 90w, 9000~12000k, 3500lm, 200 RGB LEDs, controllable (dim, rgb setting, etc.) Great spectrum with high output but not sure if this is will have enough spread to cover the sides and corners of the tanks Atledtis Pro-1 - 78w, 6500k, 4000lm, slim design, lighter...
  11. Lighting
    I may have missed this thread somewhere. Any suggestions for a glass canopy to go with separate lighting fixture? I have a glass canopy with a black strip in the middle where the hinge is. I find that it can provide uneven lighting when using an LED light that stays stays over the tank. I'd...
  12. Lighting
    hi all boys, I made an extra-clear tub with the following measures: 63x23x23. I would like to do a zen aquascape with glossostigma meadow and some red plants. I wanted to know more or less how many lumens are needed and how to distribute them. What kind of light do you recommend? the best lights...
  13. DIY
    TL;DR 4 50W "full spectrum" grow leds + 10 20W 6000K led bulbs + 5 5to15W green leds = cheap and nice led fixture? HALP pics below. I'm planning on build a DIY led light on the cheap side, I have had experience with "simple" led light bulbs on my little tank (somewhere around 50G) 4 bulbs of...
  14. Lighting
    Hi everyone, I'm setting up my first aquarium. It's a 10-gallon tank which is currently still in its first week of fishless cycling. There are nine species of aquatic plant on a mineral-rich aquarium soil substrate. No fauna yet as I'm still waiting for the nitrogen cycle to get established...
  15. Lighting
    Hello all, I am new here and I want to ask what do you think about replacing classic florescent tubes with LED tubes or should I stick with old tubes? I am currently using two DIY ramps 2xT5 58w 114 cm. I am now trying to find out if it is worth to replace old florescent tubes with longer LED...
  16. Lighting
    So my current light system has broken as i was about to start planting HC on my 10gal tank Which made me wonder... can i use my 5050 ip65 60leds/m LED strips for this plant (hemianthus callitrichoides)? especially because i love the possibility of changing the light colours if i want to (just...
  17. Lighting
    So, I started using LEDs on my planted aquarium about 4 years ago. What is the latest thinking on how long LEDs last, whether their output falls off over time, and whether the light spectrum changes over time? I have seen estimates of light life ranging from 10,000 hours to 50,000 hours. That...
  18. Lighting
    I have a 15 gallon, I want medium lighting, how many LED white strip should I install? I don't have a PAR meter so I don't know.
  19. Lighting
    I have 15 gallon tank, I'm looking for a medium lightning set up. My local hardware store has a blue/red led strip that offer 3 kinds of color ratios. 3 Red 1 Blue, 4 Red 1 Blue, 5 Red 1 Blue. Which one should I choose? There are also white LED strip. I don't know how many leds to install and...
  20. Lighting
    Hi, I initially posted this on NanoReef, but Lingwendil suggested that this would be a more suitable forum for my project, so here I am. :) So, I have a Juwel 180l (200l now - 52g) mbuna tank (40" long, 17" wide, 20" deep) that's currently running the original T5 lighting (~100W) that came...
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