There are some tricks:
- bleach, fill tank with water+bleach for 24 hours. Will be like new!
- let algae dry and then scrub. Easy, but will take...
Back to level zero!
Still need to clean silicon...
Time to think the next one!
Yes, is still running...
full of algae, waiting for his last days...
Sorry for the phone pic's...
No worry, that's life! It's a good lesson.:clap:
My purpose is not to violate the contest rules but just to participate, for me is just a...
About the design and built quality...
Usually you get for what you paid!
- Chihiros RGB is cheaper than Twinstar!
- TS has better build quality....
PAR is just a way to compare different lights.
You can work with high energy, low energy or something between...
Depends on what you...
This time is a 7º place!
long time passed since last post... (sorry)
This is my ranking in IAPLC2018:
Special thanks to:
Vicente, Nuno Matos, Tozé Nunes, Luís...
Here is a better picture of the 'Eheim filter' with my system.
Nothing special, but very efective if you don't like the 'white look' of the gear...
Yes, no problem!
Sorry for the bad phone quality pic's.
This is how i'm using now, simpla as that!
This was the previous version:
You can switch between TS nd Chihiro mesh with no problem. Last generation plates are more stable and last longer!
I, ve used the reactor inline,...
After a big cut...
Be free to pass by, you're always welcome!
Thanks! Not so happy with the lower part, parvula. Let's see how it goes.
You're also welcome, bring...
You're right, i'm very lazy person...
Yes, i'm updating now. Algae gone long time ago, but always have in start up's.:bored:
Here is the layout...
Is an inline reactor really better than an inline diffuser?
Better is subjective...
Inline reactors, like sera flora 500/1000, will give the best...
If conditions are good, buce will flower many times!
Normally is a good symptom of tank health.
One of the origins, of the plant name, can be...
i've seen top quality layout with all these fixtures, they are all good!
My personal impression of each one:
- Chihiros A Series Plus:
I learned a lot in this forum! So, i keep sharing my try's and errors, maybe others will learn.
Maintenance is the key, there's always...
Here is the update,
usually i get algae in start in my tanks always...
The wood must have lot's of organic waste, diatoms are also playing a bit...
there are some rules, if you want to follow...
maybe for the pro's that's important. ( even there you easily see them breaking the...
Finally EAPLC place for this one:
81 EAPLC | 49 CIPS | 152 IIAC | 383 IAPLC | ## AGA (no rank)
As Clive said, RAW is they way to go, if you want to take the most of your camera!
Actually is funny to see that when you shoot raw the cheapest...
Not the perfect photo but:
It seem's freeze (that's flash) but it wasn't! The corydora was swimming and fast!
I shoot this one with...
I also shot macro and FTS with aquarium light, but for best quality flash makes the difference.
With flash light you 'can get', soft to hard...
you can go for yongnuo, or any brand you like €€€€
These flash deliver the same output like, canon, nikon, etc.
my advice, go for TTL....
Many thanks Clive!
I'll see if i can get the sensor profile for my camera.
I'll see if i can get something with this.
In theory works, if you guess how much you put in each RGB channel. Camera light meters are accurate for this kind of reading.
i also thought...
Thanks for your nice comment!
I also buy stuff from local shop's, but for this one the nature fit's better. (in this case, was not a question of...
Thanks tam and CooKieS!
It's in 'Castelo do Bode', a very small stream called 'Cabrieira' (there are many similar small streams along the...
Here is the layout after fill, still a bit cloudy...
Not sure about some plant's...
Crepidomanes cf. malabaricum (going...
Lot's of work cutting and trying to put the wood in the right place.
The wood sees good to me, but i know it's still to big...
Like a Nuno said:...
even before dismantled my last setup the search for a new layout had already begun.
You can see last setup, and the final shot to IAPLC,...
i'm very lazy...
so i use this in my tanks:
- I never shipon direct to sewer, always to big box with 60 liters, is very easy to catch...
that rocks in the window are really cool!
Maybe worth trying to use them,
And here it is, the final shot:
Maybe your best layout Nuno!
i had 3 classic's (2211, 2213 and 2215) all them pretty good, solid easy to maintain!
Also still have one ecco 300 (second hand), and i must...
- Yes, there is a way to measure light without a PAR meter (but it's not 100% accurate). You can use a LUX meter, with some caution.
Very nice ideia zozo, thanks!
Next time i'll try that flexible sleeve. The shrink sleeve i use in all connections.
Any idea for the plug's?
Can't screw too much, have to be gentle.
The led's that i used here are T8 tub led's. I had to break the glass to strip and hack the bulb...
Waiting for your Nature Aquarium!
Targeting 'aquascaping contests' also pushes a bit you skill's, you're ready for the next level!...
This time a top 50! Not bad!
that 'issue' is discussed many topics here in UKAPS and other foruns.
Search engine should delivery lot's of answers.
My advice is take a...
The tank of the crazy rotalas... :wacky:
what a nice group of rotalas, color and leaf shape!
Maybe you could give us a close up, easy to compare since you have them side by side!
If you watch page1, in first images you see 2 rocks behind the wood. these 2 lava rocks are huge, they got from the bottom to that top...
In 2015 i got a 785, now a took 383.
It's fun! For me, the goal of hobby is that, enjoying and having fun with friends.
Always trying to learn and...
This was a nice journey!
Some mistakes and learned a lot.
Thanks for following this anamorphosis!
It's not my shop! It's a very nice shop, Rui and Sónia (Miguel Reis also) run Aqueden shop to perfection.
Me and Nuno made this test because we...
Sorry for cell pic's:
agree, you should put the reactor in outlet.
at 0:35 seconds you can seachem tidal 55 with PH probe, fertilizer tube and the whjte cabe o...
i have some eheim heaters. and one was 'working, like that!
changed it in the store.
no problem, i had a great time with Nuno Matos doing this to share with everybody!
If i remember correctly this light unit was hang at 30...
Par data for 30cm (outside water with non reflections, black and dark place):
1 driver - 55 PAR
2 driver - 100 PAR (the one that i'm using now)
i love doing light for my tanks, here is my last DIY.
Hope you like it!
The fixture from above, you can see it's all aluminium, 4...
No, the B. Shishita was in the first layout (first image of topic). Thanks!
Just for fun...
My deformed also!
Doesn't affect the quality or direction of light, but it's not nice...
The plastic (diffuser) doesn't seem to be very quality,...
i tested my inline electrolise device ( inside a sand filter) , imo, works like a charm.
The difficult part is to pass the power cable, some...
Ugly layout! Really don't like this one!
I'll go there and pickup the tank...
just for helping, you don't need to live with that strange glass...
That's one more to the list.
As discussed many times (here and in other forums) PAR is a pretty good way to see how much light plants get.
Color is important to plants but...
The A plus, i didn't test, but the others yes! (compare with ADA aquasky)
i also have one RGB60!
My small review, (bad) things that could be better:
- heats to much for my taste (in full power),
- less power...
And that's it!
Thanks for following this journal.
Thanks for the comments and likes!
A few more details...
I don't expect much more from this...
time to start thinking next one!
enjoy this scape while it last!,
Not very lucky, too much stuff not right for factory defect...
That is a design problem, not tested before selling!
My RGB also heats more than...
wonderful tank and video!
That shimmering is beautiful!
No, the difference is the water and glass effect in light behavior.
The standard acrylic support of chihiros measures 6,5 cm, the water level was...
1. There are two readings with Chihiros, the first was made outside in open space, no reflections. (the worst scenario) 100% full...
Don't know for sure but i presume that is very similar.
Using the same LED's and density of led's in the fixture values will be around that...
Not yet, i'm trying to convincing him...
Nice question! the answer is no!
The led's and design should be the same, so expect similar PAR values....
Chihiros Serie A is more powerfull than RGB version.
A-plus series didn't tested yet, more led's and upgraded model of led's. Maybe less...
Added some info about Chihiros RGB (60cm)
take a look:...
This is my older son tank with Chihiros on top:
For reference, i took this image side by side with my big tank (7 x 6000ºK + 3 x 4000ºK...
this time is Chihiros RGB
Watts were measured with a power meter, as you can see is not very accurate...
I would say the light is...
Need to cut more...
Cut, cut, cut! That's the secret.
I put hand's inside water 2 times/week at least...
I try to cut the rotalas when they reach the top....
It's time to make one more cut...
Hi, i've tested lot's of cameras and lenses, never worked for long with a leica (but tested their gear!)
From Leica you'll always get the best,...
More small adjustments...
I'm not convinced about the colour of the top wood, maybe too 'burned'...
still some work with the lights and plants! (almost there)
It's amazing to watch that tank in live!
Some detail pictures, some buces... (finally getting colours)...
Hi, as promised me and Nuno took more readings...
Special thanks to Rui and Sónia for time and...
making plant changes and adjustments...
Just be aware of light power...
Typical PI curve [image from: http://www2.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~plewis/geogg124/modelling.html]
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