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  1. Lighting
    Hello, I am beginning my research into a 385-400g TALL (96"x 25"x 36") aquarium. I am a little confused with all of the lighting options. I see measurements of watts per gallon, PAR, lumens per gallon, etc. I am partial to LED lights due to power consumption as well as low profile. I...
  2. Lighting
    Hello, I just wanted to share some data I collected in the event that it might be helpful to someone. I am a beginner aquascaper with a 90 gallon planted tank (image in Attachment 1) with dimensions of L48"xW18"xH26". I have two Ultum Nature Systems UNS Titan 1 lights (same/similar to ADA Solar...
  3. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, I consider myself a newbie to aquarium plants (at least compared to all you gurus), and desperately need help determining what kind of lighting I need in my current setup. I'm attaching a pic of my tank- 46gal. bowfront. I believe it is right around 21" tall. Here's what I...
  4. Low Tech Forum
    Hi All, I was considering upgrading the lighting on my planted 10 gallon tank to help with plant growth, and was wondering if I would see much benefit in going from a single 18-inch fluorescent tube (which I currently have) to either the Finnex Stingray...
  5. Lighting
    I wanted to buy a finnex fugeray but there are non in 20" and I believe planted+ and Ray 2 are too strong for a 10"-12" depth and still be medium light... any suggestions for lights? I currently am running 1 marine land double bright 24" its barely medium light. Space isn't big enough for cfl...
  6. Lighting
    I've had these strips on my four 10 gallon tanks since I began planting my tanks over a year ago. I use two per tank, and I've had nothing but happy growing plants. Since the light only reaches down about 9 inches, these lights are quite sufficient for a planted tank. I have lilies, crypts...
  7. Lighting
    Beamswork Green Element EVO plant LED vs Beamswork Hi Lumen Planted Version im currently using a dual T5HO fixture which is working wonders for me but having to buy T5 bulbs every year is costly compared to LED units. i have been searching around and i found these two LED light units from...
  8. Lighting
    Hi, A newcomer to planted aquascapes.. I have an 90 liters/ 21 gallon acrylic tank with dimensions 68 L * 50 H * 45 W dimensions. This came pre-fit with 1x 15W and 1x 10 W T8 lights. Later came to know that this isn't enough for growing medium light plants. As the water column is over 50 cms...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hello, I'm planning and preparing for my first planted (low-tech) tank. I have most of my equipment set up and I'm preparing my hardscape. I've been doing as much reading as I can here and elsewhere online and think I have a pretty good idea what I want to do but have a couple questions...
  10. Lighting
    okay. So in a couple of months i will be setting up a new planted aquarium. i have a nano planted aquarium that is doing well, i just have a CFL bulb and the plants are flourishing. The tank i am going to set up is a 75 gallon standard (48lx18dx20h) so here is my problem: i know nothing...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I just wanna why my light doesn't look like high light any more the bulbs are only 2-3 months old. I got a quad bulb T5 HO 54w ea. also have 2 T8s 32w ea. it just seems dull to me wondering if I should add some LEDs? All that over a custom 70gal tank should be high light correct?
  12. Lighting
    I'm a returned hobbist and is setting up a 75 gallong glass tank with a lot plants. Was keeping planted fish tank 20 years ago on a lot tech base and was quite successful, even with two generation angels and sold some plants to LFS. I'm planing to use DIY CO2 system (Do not want the trouble...
  13. Lighting
    Im currently looking to replace my current lighting to something more efficient. I want to know what would be the best for my set up. 3x current usa trulumen pros 8,000k or 2/3 Finnex FugeRay2s Double 7000k lights. Current specs: Tank: 60P Lighting: 110W Pc 10k & 6500k 2hrs in the morning and...
  14. Lighting
    Hi everyone, Thank you in advance for understanding if this is a stupid question! I bought a Fluval Edge II 12 gallon (46l) with the 42 Led lights which basically only equals 6 watts. I have spent NUMEROUS hours trying to find a lighting mod that won't break the bank or require a DIY as I am...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    hello everyone, im a new member ! questions and comments welcome! this is my tank..pictures taken with mobile phone,tank water looks cloudy in pictures???????
  16. Lighting
    hey everyone i was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this LED fixture? or if not could anyone suggest some alternatives http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_167&products_id=1633
  17. Lighting
    I've been really enjoying everyone's LED project and the discussions very much. I've been giving some thought to building one of my own. It can't be cheap quality, but it really needs to give me a very good bang for the buck. I'm going with CREE LEDs as they are the best bang for the buck IMHO...
  18. Lighting
    Hello! Looking for info on turning the lame low output LEDs in my two Fluval Chi tanks to better output LEDs for planted tanks. I want to boost the lighting on these little tanks but have no idea where to start. I'm very unschooled in this area so any help would be appreciated.
  19. Lighting
    I recently got another tank and i was wondering how much led watts i would need for a 48x18x20 and a 48x18x18 the first one will only be 70% filled with water and the second one will be full. just to let you know i would like medium or medium low light levels ??? I was wondering about gu10 leds...
  20. Lighting
    There is a new type of LED technology available that may offer some advantages for use in planted tanks — quantum dot LED light bulbs. I am currently trying four of these in my 72 gal bow front, planted tank. The bottom line is that four 7.8W quantum dot bulbs produce a measured light level...
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