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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...
  3. 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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    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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    I Stopped Using Led Lights And Sure Enough,bba And Black Algae Is Gone..

    From the 70's to now,I always used gro lux or as I got into plants in the 80's,gro lux and a combination of daylight/warm white,usually I liked 2,40 watt gro to two of the other types. Never had brown algae,black algae. It took years before I even saw any blue green. But I try Walmart shop light...
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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
  9. 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...
  10. Stacie McMullen

    Trying Again With Plants In My 150g Discus Tank

    I am starting this journal with three purposes: Document what I am doing so I can fix things when problems arise... and I know they will. I am hoping to receive constructive criticism and advise from you folks here at BarrReport to avoid some of the pitfalls newbs like myself run into. I...
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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...
  13. 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 ...
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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...
  15. 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...
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    Will These Led Give Me Medium Light?

    Hi guys. I am looking into getting medium light in my 325 liter aquarium. It measures 50x50x130 cm. For this I am looking at the Akvastabil Lumax Plant, the 123 cm long version. These are readily available in Denmark and not insanely expensive. And they can be glued into the hood of my tank...
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    Can't Get My Hands On Giesmann Bulbs

    I want to start another planted tank but for this one, I will be using my ATI 8 bulb fixture. the bulb combination I want to try is Zoo-Med Flora x 2, Wave Point Sun Wave x2, Wave Point Red Wave and Giesmann Aqua-Flora x2 or Giesmann Super-Flora x2. The problem is I can't get my hands on either...
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    Needing Expert Advice On Lighting For Low To Medium Light Plants

    I have a 55 gallon breeder aquarium with a 48 inch fluval' 2.0 over it.The light fixture is controllable with a wifi' controller. The plants that I am using are low to medium light plants. I will be injecting c02. I want to get the best growth and color from the plants. What would you suggest on...