lighting

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    Chihiros Vivid 2 Problems and Flaws (Broken)

    First of all I apologize for my not so good English i am not a native English speaker , this video's intended purpose is to show the Flaws and the problem I encounter using the Chihiros Vivid 2 for 10 months (bought this one from Ali Express that has only 75 days warranty) . I cannot use it...
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    Question about light intensities using current usa serene sun pro le

    Recently bought the current usa serene sun pro le light fixture for my 75 gallon aquarium. There are glass covers on the top of the aquarium. There are medium/ highlight plants. Question is what should I set the light intensities on the ramp controller. I can control the white,blue,red and green.
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    Choosing The Right Lighting (lumen/watt) Power For A 290gal Tank

    Guys, as you may have seen in my other thread, I am building a new 95" (240cm) long / 290gal (1100L) High-tech tank. Upon much research I have decided to go with GHL ecosystem including their Profilux 4 aquarium computer, various probes, pump control etc. and, of course, the Mitras LX lights. I...
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    Beamswork Da Fspec 48"

    I have a 75 gallon planted tank. It has a footprint of 48" x 18". The beamswork da fspec 48" is 3.5" from the top of the water. The water is 18.5" deep. I have a Seneye meter which gives me PAR, PUR%, and a graph of the light reading covering 400-700nm. This unit was reviewed by some reef...
  5. TheDrift

    Ecotech Radion Xr15 G5

    Is it possible to marine ecotech radion xr15 g5 pro for planted tank? Since they turn blue channel down. Only because they have 12 white led compare to 8 on g4. And better spread Radion xr15 pro G5 (12 CoolWhite, 16 royal blue, 8 blue, 2 photo red, 3 green, 2 x uv, 2 uv, 2 Warmwhite, 2 luna...
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    Changing Smd Led Kelvin

    hi everyone, i ias wondering if painted a SMD does that change its Kelvin? the situation is i have led bar that i dont want it all white. i want to change some of leds into blue in the same bar. option 1: Painting some of the leds. option 2: Replacing some of the white leds with blue leds in the...
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    Starting 75 Gal. Tech Planted Tank Setup Questions

    I am returning to the aquarium hobby after 10 years away. I had just started growing plant with CO2 when I was forced sell out all of my tanks. I have just set up a dry startup with Amazonia 2, several tissue culture grow out plants, and a 46.5 in. Finnex 24/7. Surprisingly, the plants are...
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    Indoor Grow Light In Planted Aquarium

    Hi. I have a Planted tank, i use a DIY lighting system wich consists in two ecosmart led of 14watt each one(My Aquarium is 30Litters ) I wanted to know if the use of a grow light would be benneficial yo My plants, specially the red ones.
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    Red Plants For Modest Par Levels?

    Hi everyone! I am setting up a 5 gallon/19 liter CO2 tank and - after doing some research (including on this forum) - want to keep my substrate PAR at about 30-50 umols to keep some semblance of stability in the tank. My question is, are there any plants that will readily turn red under such...
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    How To Build The Perfect Spectrum Led Light.

    Russians are inventive and resourceful. I hadn't even thought it was possible. This might just be part one..not sure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpYthmjJm_I
  11. Fat Guy

    Fluval 3.0 Or Twinstar 600ea For My 60uns

    Debating now if I should get the Fluval 3.0 for $127 or the Twinstar 600ea with dimmer for $179. As mentioned before I could put the fluval on the acrylic risers I made in the pic below but I think the twin star wins the beauty contest. Is there a significant difference in the way the plants...
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    Newish 75 Gallon Planted Co2 Tank Lighting Advice

    Hi, I’m new to the forum; this is my 2nd post. I have been researching a lot here in the last month or so, learning a lot but still timid in cranking up on ferts, light, and co2. I’m trying my best to slowly make adjustments. What I really need most right now is advice on starting points for...
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    Spectrum For White Plants?

    Hello, first time posting. I am an amateur aquascaper and a few months ago, I acquired some glossostigma elatinoides platinum. Normally, glossostigma grows super quickly like a weed and I’ve never had an issue with it. I am growing the platinum (white variant) emersed from a tissue culture in...
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    Chihiros Rgb 45 + Diy High Powered Led

    Hello, greetings from Indonesia I recently add Chihiros 45 RGB for my planted tank, so now i’m using 2 lights 1. DIY High powered led (60 watts) 2. Chihiros RGB 45cm(adjustable to 60cm) (37 Watts) My tank dimension is 60cmx35cmx25cm I plant rotala hra in the back. Which is better should i put...
  15. knives00005

    Can This Be Considered As High-light?

    Hi Can the ff specs be considered as high lighting for a 60x35x40cm tank (22.2g / 84L). The layout is somewhat "dutch". LED Source : RGB + White Color Temperature : 8,800 K Adapter : DC 12V 3A Input Voltage : AC 100 -240V 50/60/Hz Power Consumption : 42W Luminous Flux : 2,100 lm LED life ...
  16. Lorraine

    Poor Plant Growth

    Hi everyone, My name is lorraine nice to meet you all I have a 200litre freshwater tank. It’s been setup 18 months, fully cycled. I run a JBL E1901 canister filter A 9watt uv steriliser. I have 22 fish, community sorts. I have some plants easy growers I dose liquid carbon each day as on the...
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    Tmc Aquaray Grobeam 1500 Tiles...anyone Used Them??

    I recently bought 2 of these tiles w/ the controller for a pretty incredible deal on EBay. Paid less for both of them AND the controller than I would have for a Kessil 360 Tuna Sun. Part of the reason why is they are for a 56 gallon column tank with a center divider. SOOO I needed either two...
  18. Neil

    Deep Tank.. Need Guidance.

    Hello, Recently i turned my Cichlid tank into a planted one..! And now its becoming a painful experience.. due to Lights. the tank is 48x18x30 (Length x Depth x Height in Inches), so its clearly a tall tank ..! substrate thickness ~3 Inches avg. (1-1.5 Front & 4+ Backside) and light sits 4-5...
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    Pawfly / Hepo

    Has anyone tried any of these products? They market it as a "plant growth" light. I have their 45cm LED light rated at 16W. They come by the name of "Hepo" here in Asia and "Pawfly" in the west. Has anyone done their research on PAR ratings on these brands?
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    Aqua Medic Qube 50 Plant

    I've just seen these LED units sold by Aquamedic, but unfortunetly I cant find hardly any info online, mainly youtube to see the shimmer.They look very similiar to Kessil units, especialy the LED, looking at the specs how do they compare to kessil tuna suns? is the red similar...