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    Question: Tuning The "spectrum" Of Led Lighting

    I have a general line of thinking that I'm hoping someone out there can help me with. A number of today's LED fixtures offer the capability to "tune" the spectrum of the fixture by varying the relative output of individual LEDs on the fixture with different "color" outputs. I have two...
  2. J

    Radion Xr15fw G4 / Kessils / Red Plants

    Hi all, Im currently looking at lighting options for a tank that is 48" Long by 24" wide and 18" Height. Ive been contemplating, kessils either two 360s or two 160s or two Radion XR15 FW G4 led fixtures. The only red plant im planning on having is Alternanthera reineckii. I understand Kessils...
  3. T.Smith

    New To Aquarium Community

    Hi, I’m new to Barr report. I’m a planted aquarium hobbyist with a high tech ada 60p setup. Just wanted to introduce myself, I’m working on my first journal hoping to post soon about my experiences in the hobby so far, thanks. T.smith out
  4. Gary 'Crazygar' MacDonald

    Upgrading/and Nano Lighting

    I am currently running 2 X Finnex Planted+ FugeRay over my Nano Planted (Fluval EBI Tank, only the tank itself, 11.9" X 11.9" X 13" Tall) and have decided I prefer a more modern look and lighting. Running pressurized CO2, EI Dosing so output won't be the issue. Currently have a nice carpet of...
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    Led Light Suggestions For 12gal Tank

    I'm looking for some suggestions for a light that will do well to provide medium to high light for my upcoming tank which is 16.9"L X 10.2"W X 23.4"High. 12gal I plan to use DIY CO2 in this tank. Plants, Various cryts, Java fern, s.repens.
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    please recommend a stepped light method with 4 lamps T5 39wat. two 840 and two 865 Philips master HO TL5
  7. eVolution

    How Much Light For My Tank?

    Some specs before I start rambling on. Tank: around 30 gallons. Lights: 3 LED strips, 2x white, 1x RGB Time controller: TC420 CO2: none Substrate: Dirt and laterite Plants: Pistia stratiotes Microsorum Pteropus (Java fern) Vallisneria spiralis Staurogyne sp. "Bihar" Nymphoides hydrophylla...
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    Adding Hc To Aquarium

    Hi, How do I do this without floating of HC all over the surface? How deep need to put them into the substrate? What kind of fertilizer they depend on to grow? And how much fert to put in (2 feet Tank) How much Co2? How much Light hours to on? Should I do dry start or wet start? Show me example...
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    T5ho Bulb Choice For 65g More Dutchy Style Tank.

    I need to get bulbs for my stores 65 fw display tank (36*19*24) I have 6 bulb fixture already but its time to change bulbs and the ones i currently have don't bring out the reds or blues as much. I know some people just do all reds and blues, and some just do 6500k's, and some do one of each. I...
  10. Mossbrush

    Diy Inline Aquarium Co2 Reactor

    I am using 10” filter housing for many years, and since the housing can be used for many purposes I went to convert it into CO2 reactor. In the setup there are sponge filter and activated carbon for two stages before CO2 reactor. Some of parts I have used are listed below: 1. Pentek 10-Inch...
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    I Like Too Grow Red Plants

    I have a 30gal. 30x17x12d. I do have co2. I like a light sits on the tank. Can you help Ed
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    Replaceing T5 54w Ho's Ballast

    Might be in the need in replacing 3 ballast {2 pair ea. t5 ho's} They been sitting around unused since 2013 and would like to get my system back up . I had 6 t5 ho's on my 110g Oceanic Tank 60x18x24 an grew just about anything with co2 and fert's ,but was thinking of dropping down to 4 bulbs an...
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    Natural Light Tips?

    Hello All! I apologize in advance, I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this question, but it seemed like the best fit! I'm starting to plan out my second tank, a 10 gallon that I'm hoping to put in a part of my house that gets a lot of natural light. My other tank (a 40b) is a room that...
  14. skija

    Par Meter

    Hello , can anyone suggest me a PAR meter I can buy from eBay ? I want to measure PAR at substrate level in the tank Price range ~ 150 Eur/dollars Thanks
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    First Question From A Newbie.

    If you have seen my "Intro Thread" I keep used to keep a Marine Reef aquarium and Im thinking about converting it into a planted (no fish) aquarium. Question ...are my Metal Halide 2 x 150W 17K lamps too powerful. These are very expensive to run and dont mind buying the right lights for a plant...
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    Lowtech Juwel 180 corner tank
  17. Jason King

    The Full Tank Shot Thread :)

    Been a while since I posted anything aquarium related due to personal reasons but I have to say I do miss my aquariums :) Anyway Let's see those full tank shots. Post your past and present full tank shots. I'll start this off with a few of my past scapes ADA 60H over trimmed :) Hitech...
  18. Neil

    Ideal Photoperiod For Plants.

    Is it possible to reduce the photo-period by increasing the light intensity ?
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    T5 Bulbs

    Changing my 180 salt water over to a planted aquarium. And I need some help with a bulb combo. Something to make the plants and fish pop. light is a ATI sunpower 60 inch 8x80. Thanks for any help.
  20. Julia Adkins

    Aquarium And Aquatic Plant Clubs

    We at would like to be more supportive of the many aquarium clubs and societies, and aquatic plant clubs out there in the world. Please let us know if you are having a conference, symposium or auction. We would like to contribute.