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  1. Lighting
    Just bought a fluval plant 3.0 led from petco since it was an absolute steal but now that im home and have set it up it makes a buzzing or humming type sound when its on (besides blue light only) the main/only way to make it stop has been to go into manual and have it all set at 100% I would...
  2. Lighting
    This is kind of an oddly shaped tank, so I really have no idea how to light it. My plan is to create an iwagumi with an HC Cuba carpet, just to give you an idea of the type of plant I want to grow. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Lighting
    I used to have a 20gal long (30" length) tank with a Finnex 24/7 planted+ Recently, I upgraded to a 40 gallon breeder (36" in length) Since have new grow lights for my 40gal, I would like to use the Finnex as moonlighting only. What is the easiest way to mount the Finnex on to a longer tank?
  4. Lighting
    Basically the title. I’m getting a new light and I have the choice between the 15 -24 inch 3.0 for 80 bucks or the 24-34 inch for 140. I’m just wondering if it’s worth the extra 60 bucks for the larger one.
  5. Lighting
    I'd like to move my lighting period to later in the day, by maybe 4 hours + later. Will this shock the plants based on the circadian rhythm they currently have if I do it abruptly, or is it advised to do it over a longer period of time, little by little?
  6. Lighting
    I have a 30 gallon (36''L x 12''W x 16''H). I used to run 2 x 39W T5HO. That fixture has since kicked the bucket and I now have a Finnex 247 Planted+ SE LED light. The color quality looks great and brightness to the naked eye is good. What I need to know is where on the lighting spectrum is...
  7. Lighting
    Hi, So I recently purchased a second hand Fluval Roma 90L. I set it up with my plants and away I went. 2 months later not much is growing at all. Everything surviving but not thriving. I've just looked at the tube lights and the original bulbs have been replaced with a (very) cheap LED...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi guys I’m new to the forum and was hoping to get a bit of advice on a current issue I’m facing. I have had a 57l fluval flex for a number of years now, it’s always been moderately planted and over the years I’ve managed to tweak things to really get things balanced and have a nice planted...
  9. Lighting
    I’m on Day 4 of my low-tech planted tank (17 gallons, 14” tall). I have the 24” Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC, and I know it may be a bit strong for my low tech tank. I’m trying to come up with a custom 24/7 color/timing schedule to lower the overall amount of lighting with complete darkness for...
  10. Low Tech Forum
    Hi guys I am new to this forum and I recently got a 40-gallon breeder, I've already put one bag of 20lb Eco-Complete (black) and lightly topped it and surrounded the middle formation I made with the Eco-Complete with Imagitarium black small gravel (20lbs). I am going to be having a Fluval 307...
  11. Lighting
    I'm going to be buying and setting up a 90 gallon aquarium next month and am a bit stumped on lighting choices for it that are available in Canada. Finnex lights are not sold here (I think due to it not meeting some type of safety regulation) so I'm unable to get the most highly recommended...
  12. Lighting
    15 Gallon Tank Dimensions (in inches): Length of ~19.5, Width of ~12.5, Height of ~13.5 I am using ADA aquasoil, which at most is about ~4 deep, at least ~2. Currently, the light I have is an AquaJapan AJ-LED 35 Clip-On light, I couldn't find much about it online, but the guy who I got it...
  13. Lighting
    So i recently got back into the Planted tank hobby after a few years of being out of the game. I decided to revive my old 37 gallon aquarium i used to have which i believe is 24 inches tall. Im going with a soil substrate topped with grave to grow Amazon Swords and a bed of Lutea and a few red...
  14. Lighting
    Hey all! I'm new to this community and hobby. I'm about a month and a half in with my 55gal planted tank, and I have my CO2 injector set up, my osmocote+ tabs made, and my test kits and ferts all here. I just fought off a massive green-soup outbreak and got a green killing machine, too! So, I...
  15. For Sale/Trade
    Aqua Worx Orion 12" light, TC Crypt Green Gecko, S. Repens, Alt. Reineckii mini, Java/Trident Fern Hello all, I have a few things for sale currently: plants: Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini' (Tissue Culture from Aquarium Plants Factory), started to plant and realized it wouldn't work for my...
  16. Lighting
    Hello! This is my first post so have mercy on my soul... I am currently in the process of setting up a 90 gal planted (low to medium light plants) tank. The tank is standard 48" x 18" x 24" and will eventually house mainly clown loaches and java fern, swords, anubias', vallisneria, etc. I will...
  17. Lighting
    I bought a twinstar 600SA recently, and was wondering why the light sits a good 4 inches from the top of the tank. I lowered it to 2 inches and wondered, aside from the light being brighter for the plants, if there would be any negative effects. Is there a reason why the Twinstar lights are...
  18. Lighting
    Hi all, First planted tank (been in the fish hobby for awhile but always went with the fake plants), got a 36 gallon bowfront (21 inches deep). The kit came with a basic Top Fin LED tube which seems to be pretty bright (I have no way of finding PAR or lumens on this however, tried to look...
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