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  1. sa80mark

    Lights for ADA Mini M - low tech?

    Same as above post mate ;)
  2. sa80mark

    Lights for ADA Mini M - low tech?

    I bought a boyu unit after asking Tim about his and for the money (£23 ebay) they are amazing :)
  3. sa80mark

    New here and new to the planted scene, Just a little light help please?

    Here you go it will give you an idea of the different looks that can be achieved with different bulbs Cheap HO T5 fluorescent tubes - Update with photos | UK Aquatic Plant Society
  4. sa80mark

    New here and new to the planted scene, Just a little light help please?

    I was the same before i joined here :) whether to get one or two really is up to you, some people have spent a long time mixing and matching tube colours to get a look that suits them, I've not experimented to the same amount as 6500k to me just looks right, so I'd say yes buy 2 of the 6500k and...
  5. sa80mark

    New here and new to the planted scene, Just a little light help please?

    There's also these that are even cheaper ,) 2 Foot Fluorescent Tube 18W 865 Daylight (GE) 18 Watt
  6. sa80mark

    New here and new to the planted scene, Just a little light help please?

    They will work just fine, I was going to link you to them as there the cheapest I've found , A lot of people get caught in the tube trap the truth is that the plants don't care about the tube at all, all the tubes with names like plant gro etc etc are to catch the aquarist and make them spend...
  7. sa80mark

    New here and new to the planted scene, Just a little light help please?

    You can use any tubes you want to, there's no such thing as tubes you have to use, just measure the length of your tubes and get some replacements, different bulbs come in different colour temperature my personal preference is 6500 k hth mark
  8. sa80mark

    48w t5s over 125l will I need co2?

    For low tech one 24 watt is about perfect :)
  9. sa80mark

    48w t5s over 125l will I need co2?

    A quick simple way to reduce the lighting is to put a reflector on one of the tube but put it on upside down so it reflects the light upwards :)
  10. sa80mark

    Can i use this T5....

    You can use any bulb you want to, plants really don't care, 6500k is my preferred spectrum as I prefer the look it gives :)
  11. sa80mark

    What photoperiod do our plants really need ?

    Im not experienced enough to give a solid answer but for me 6 hours has worked well and ive had no desire to increase this
  12. sa80mark

    Affordable LED lights

    I looked into these a few months back and could find next to nothing on them in freshwater tanks but over on the American forums they seem to be quite popular for marines Hth a little Mark
  13. sa80mark

    TMC V2 iLumenAir

  14. sa80mark

    TMC V2 iLumenAir

    Just seen a post on facebook about these and damn they look nice maybe not quite as sleek as the maxspect but definitely looking forward to seeing more of them
  15. sa80mark

    11w or 9w over 15/20l tank

    Dont worry about it mate, it wont be much once you get growing you can send me some trimmings ;)
  16. sa80mark

    11w or 9w over 15/20l tank

    Nothing mate, iys just sat here going to waste, I was getting 7 - 9 days from the 20g bottles but that was at high bubble rate, if you pm me your address I will get it posted tomorrow or monday
  17. sa80mark

    11w or 9w over 15/20l tank

    Mines the fluval 20gram kit I dont think it will fit the 600g bottles but I could be wrong ?
  18. sa80mark

    11w or 9w over 15/20l tank

    The small 20g co2 sets can work out quite expensive bit if you fancy trying it give me a shout ive got a 20g cylinder and the regulator/ needle valve you can have ;)
  19. sa80mark

    Can anyone review 120w led pendent ?

    I cant really offer much in the way of advice but im currently building my new setup and was going to do a diy led build but over the last few days ive been looking at other options, ive been looking at the same as these (d120 / 120w led units) also ive been looking at the new tmc leds, from...
  20. sa80mark

    TMC mini 400 LED tile

    Good choice of light, lindy (ldcgroomer) is the person for this thread she has one and is finding it far to bright without a controller, im sure she can answer you much better :)
  21. sa80mark

    Ada 60p lighting options

    Oh is that what it was, I seem to remember when tgm were sponsors there was a thread on there page about them
  22. sa80mark

    Ada 60p lighting options

    The 600 are said to be brighter yes, there is a member on here (I cant remember who :( ) ran 2 500's on a similar size tank if I remember right and they were far to bright so yes 2 600's will be more than enough
  23. sa80mark

    Ada 60p lighting options

    If it were me I would go for 2 grobeam 600 with controller these will give good spread and offer more than enough light
  24. sa80mark

    Ada 60p lighting options

    Theres a few shops in germany that sell them and I might be wrong but I believe they are only available in 110volt so you would also need a transformer to power one in the uk
  25. sa80mark

    New LEDs coming to the market?

    Wow those aquabars are cheap, 2 of them work out cheaper than my planed diy led set up :o
  26. sa80mark

    Juwel Rio 240l lighting

    I might be wrong but have a look at I aquatics im sure they do juwel compatible bulbs
  27. sa80mark

    Juwel Rio 240l lighting

    Oh thats a bugger, you could try freshwater shrimp they to are a sponsor and have great reviews then theres the green machine there the only other 2 ive had experience with, failing that theres java plants and plants alive but ive got no experience with either A google search has thrown up...
  28. sa80mark

    Juwel Rio 240l lighting

    Im a bit bias but have a look at aqua essential (one of our sponsor) they are quite simply superb, great price and service is second to none
  29. sa80mark

    Juwel Rio 240l lighting

    2 x 54w with reflectors is more than enough light it may even turn out to be to much, one thing ive learnt from this forum is that lighting is not the key to a successful tank, pretty much all plants will grow in a lot less light than we think by far the most important things are ferts and co2...
  30. sa80mark

    LED penetration

    Im only just starting to read up on leds but I think im right to say that the depth they can get down to is dependent on the lenses used, for instance a 40 degree lense will punch more light further down than a 120 degree lense
  31. sa80mark

    Too little light?

    Plants liquid carbon will melt (complete list) Heres a link to where I saw about wisteria as I said I dont know if this is the cause though
  32. sa80mark

    Too little light?

    My guess would be that the light is not the issue, the only reason I say this is ive got a dennerle 30l cube which is pretty much the same dimensions as yours and mine runs a 11watt light and im 100% convinced its a bit to bright, I have no doubt at all that a 9watt would be more suited to my...
  33. sa80mark

    Mini 400 tile or 1500 tile

    I agree with Christian the mini on its own wont be much use, mounted 6 inch above the tank they have approx 14 inch spread so you would probably be left with dark edges in the tank another light to consider if your set on tmc would be a single grobeam 600 these are 45cm long, and would be a...
  34. sa80mark

    Opinions on this led unit please

    Have you thought about ordering from china ? 58cm LED Aquarium plant Light 180 White lamps 8000K for 56~61cm tank lighting | eBay
  35. sa80mark

    Opinions on this led unit please

    Ive seen someone on an American planted tank site using one I think it was the 50cm version if you type into google boyu led 03-60 theres lots of links to marine tanks using these so my guess would be colour wise it probably leans more towards marine type spectrums, not very helpful I know sorry tim
  36. sa80mark

    Maxspect Razor LED Lighting System 120W (8,000K)

    Ive been looking into the maxspect nano for my next tank but info on them well theres pretty much none I found one journal on an American site but it was no help at all :(
  37. sa80mark

    Bulky two pin plug on 18w light.

    Ive got the same issue with my dennerle light as a quick fix ive just used cable ties to hold it into the plug bar
  38. sa80mark

    juwel korall 60 light keeps getting bust. Recommend new light.

    If your wanting to remove the lid how about something like these NEW T5 T8 Aquarium Fish Tank Overhead light Lamp Lighting Coral Plant Ornament | eBay GLO T5 HO Aquarium Lighting System 1x 24W | eBay
  39. sa80mark

    T5 starters

    If your happy to have the ballasts outside the hood then ebay is a good place to start, you haven't said what wattage you would like to use so I cant provide any links but as a rough idea for a 2 x 24w magnetic ballest £15 -20 then your ip67 rated lamp holders are approx £5 a set, its all very...
  40. sa80mark

    TMC Mountaray bracket dimensions

    Heres the picture link http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/images/graphics/newtmcmounting.jpg
  41. sa80mark

    TMC Mountaray bracket dimensions

    Its going to be to big I think scroll down on this link to near the bottom theres a picture with the dimensions on LED Aquarium Light, Lighting; Reef, Planted; AquaRay AquaBeam, GroBeam
  42. sa80mark

    TMC Growbeam Ultima Twin

    If it were my tank I would try :------- this I think would give much better coverage Mark
  43. sa80mark

    TMC Growbeam Ultima Twin

    If your on about the grobeam 500 or 600 there 45cm long so I think if you were to mount them side by side 90cm long then you would get the coverage you want if mounting front and back then they would need to hung quite high to get full coverage
  44. sa80mark

    Have we got any good nano LED ideas yet?

    Have a look at the tmc mini 400 ive seen some very impressive tanks using these Mark
  45. sa80mark

    grobeam 600 on an ada 60p

    Yes the 60p is 60x30x36 cm I will be having the lighting suspended on the tmc rail I am open to the idea of the tiles originally I was looking at 2 tmc mini 400 tiles but leaned towards the grobeams as with thw leds being in a line 45 cm long I thought it might offer a better more even spread on...
  46. sa80mark

    grobeam 600 on an ada 60p

    After a lot of looking around ive finally decided on an ada 60 p for lighting im wanting to go led. I know this is probably a near impossible question to answer but would 1 tmc grobeam 600 be enough light ? Or would 2 be a better bet I will be getting a power commander so will be able to dim...
  47. sa80mark

    Grobeam 600

    Yes I see what your saying I didn't account for the tank size
  48. sa80mark

    Grobeam 600

    I thought they could be mounted on the mountaray brackets using the mms rail as in this photo it looks like the aquabeams are mounted at the front and back
  49. sa80mark

    tmc 400 led will they work for me

    Hi jerry thank you for that, just what I was hoping to hear with the Anubias and shrimp from what ive read on various forums is that this seems to a bit of a myth to some extent. The two main things ive found is that when Anubias is trimed It releases oxalix acid which a few people believe lead...
  50. sa80mark

    tmc 400 led will they work for me

    Hello everyone after a long break from fish keeping im back and am wanting to do a shallow planted shrimp tank the tank is 24 long x 16 wide x 13 high im wanting low light plants such as Anubias, various moses etc my question is will two of the 6500k tmc 400 tiles be enough ? Any help or advice...
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