lighting

  1. jaypeecee

    i-Phos Budget Spectrometer

    Hi Folks, For those people who would like to know more about the spectrum of light being emitted from whatever aquarium lighting you own, the i-Phos Spectrometer is a great piece of kit. I've been using one of these for about a year and I wouldn't be without it. This is it...
  2. N

    High-output light for 20" deep tank?

    I want to have a lush jungle-style aquascape in my 240l (120x40x50) tank and am looking for a light that would allow me to do this. My Chihiros A1201 doesn't seem to be doing much good, as my S. repens is really struggling to live, let alone grow, and the other plants (even amazon swords) aren't...
  3. Crazy_Walrus

    DIY Led strip lighting?

    Is there a way to use LED strip kits you can pick up on amazon for a DIY planted tank light? My tank is currently running CO2 and an interpet tri spec LED light. I have advanced plants in this tank and want to make sure they get the light they need (i daily dose ferts made for high tech...
  4. oscarlloydjohn

    Wabi kusa lighting

    Can anyone suggest an appropriate light bulb for a small/medium Wabi Kusa? It's about 20cm in diameter. I was thinking more like a generic light bulb rather than an aquarium/wabi kusa specific one. Could something like a 13w fluorescent work? Cheers
  5. wolfewill

    Starting Utricularia graminifolia with DSM

    I’m been attempting to grow Utricularia graminifolia as a carpet plant in an 15 gallon iwagumi set up. This led me to do an online search to see what conditions have worked for others. In addition to the usual specialty web sites I looked at various blogs as well. So what follows is the progress...
  6. M

    Daylight levels and lighting

    Hi all, I was wondering if I should change the time of day I out my lighting on I have it on a timer for 6 hours a day but have this 0900 - 1500 the room is fairly light due to a large window. I was watching George Farmer's you tube channel and he mentioned his lighting was 1600 - 2200 as the...
  7. Hanuman

    Lighting for wabi kusa

    Got my hand dirty, literally, and did a wabi kuza from scratch. Amazonia, sphagnum moss, sand, osmocote. Plugged in some Rotala indica "red", Rotala indica "green", Ludwigia repen, Ludwigia SP. super red mini, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, HM, mosses. All looks nice and sweet but now me and my...
  8. Hyoscine

    Is there any way I can dim this particular light?

    I have a spare Eheim powerLED that's perfect for a thing I'm working on (large bottle with a kinda small, round opening), except it's way too bright. It has an inline on/offswitch I could possibly replace, but to be honest, I don't understand electricity well enough to know if I could just swap...
  9. goldscapes

    Soraa Lighting

    I am in no way associated with Soraa lighting but thought some members might be interested in the lighting profile they provide. They are designed to render realistic whites while offering a surprisingly broad colour range without the usual loss of cyan associated with LED. There are...
  10. A

    Fluval 3.0 59W on Fluval Roma 240

    Hello, Firstly, nice to meet you all as I have just joined this forum :happy:. I am new to fishkeeping and I just set up my first planted tank (Fluval Roma 240L - dimensions 120W x 40D x 55H). I just wondered if anyone could offer some advice regarding lighting. I will give some background...
  11. I

    Help with ludwigia and another reddish plant

    Hi all, this is my first post on the forum, I'm looking for help with my planted tank, I live in Cuba and I don't know the name of most of the plants, but all seem to be doing ok, the thing is I recently bought a little ludwigia plant and want to know what parameters do I need for it to grow...
  12. Robert Fletcher

    Twinstar Style Light for 800 mm Tank

    I have an 800 mm tank very well planted. The light I am currently using is an Aquael LEDDY Slim 80 - 100 cm. What I would like is a Twinstar as they are great looking and the elevated position gives better coverage over the tank. The problem Twinstar do not make one for my size of the tank it is...
  13. Glenda Steel

    How do I determine Fluval Edge light output

    I am planning on re-scaping our tank and would like to plan the planting but would like some help in determining exactly what level of lighting is in our Fluval Edge 46l which has the following factory supplied lighting: This is Fluval's description: Fluval 46l "Edge includes a powerful and...
  14. Conort2

    Reoccurring crypt melt

    Hi New here, however been lurking a long time. Wonder if you guys would be able to help me. Had what I would call a mid tech tank (due to the liquid co2) setup for about six months now. However I'm not too happy with it. I seem to get pretty much continuous crypt melt. New growth is fine...
  15. thdesilva2000

    Lighting help needed

    Hi all, Need some help with lighting. Tank details below: 100L Juwel Tank Upgraded with Fluval 106 filter (removed inbuilt Juwel filter) Hydor circulation pump for extra circulation Eheim surface skimmer (also creates extra flow) CO2 Art Advance Sodastream Kit Substrate: Deponit Mix...
  16. Paul Ballantine

    Newbie

    Hello fellow plant lovers. At substrate level I have a PAR of roughly 57 using my fluval 2.0 and I'll be dosing liquid carbon, yes I know it has its haters but I like to run an air stone in my tanks, would you say this is classed as medium or low tech. Many thanks Paul
  17. T

    Twinstar SP Series LED for ADA 90f

    Hi, I have just purchased an ADA 90f (L90cm, W30cm, D20cm) tank and needed some advice on whether to go for the new Twinstar 600SP or 900SP to hang above the tank. I am planning on getting medium difficulty plants from Tropica, however wasn't sure if the 600SP would offer the coverage for the...
  18. Jimbo1981

    DIY Lighting - Wattage Input or Output Used?

    Hi All, I'm a bit of a newbie to the planted aquarium scene, I've recently read numerous articles and watched many YouTube videos on lighting as i am intending to create something myself with either CFL or LED (6500k). When it comes to Watts per Gallon/Litre it seems common that a Medium to...
  19. Kakarot

    E27 DIY LED pendant lighting

    Hey all! I've ordered 3, 15 watt COB LED, 6500K, E27 lights for a pendant fitting I'm building. These are for my 90cm tank, I've been using them for a short time on my smaller aquarium and just wanted to see if anyone else uses them and if there are any long term issues they've faced? I haven't...
  20. Alex Holgate

    New to Planting and need help selecting lighting

    Hi guys Firstly thanks for having me on your forum! I love aquascaping, and I have already seen some beautiful tanks in just a few short minutes of being here! I have an interpet river reef 94L aquarium and I want to make it planted, however I think the lighting currently isnt sufficient...
  21. MrHidley

    Lighting for 35L Scapers tank?

    Hi all, Just purchased a Scapers tank for my office at work, but need to get a light for it. I'd rather and LED, because of the size and minimalist design of most units. Does anyone have any recommendations? The main two I've looked at so far is the Dennerle Power LED 5.0 and the Aquael Leddy...
  22. Dave wants nano

    Help choosing new lighting

    After my Dennerle scaper 24watt led light has let me down for the second time, I would like to go for something different/better. The light is for my 50lt scaper tank (45x36x31cm), but would like it to be good for an upgrade that I plan to do within the next year. The new tank would be either a...
  23. Ryan Young

    Dennerle Nano cube 30, lighting etc.

    Hey guys. Just purchased a more or less new Dennerle Nano Cube 30 for £50 after wanting something smaller in comparison to my 200l tank, my plan is to keep a few shrimp and hope they breed so they can be introduced to my 200l tank whilst keeping a few in the 30l. I love aquascaping and am...
  24. Lukmana91

    Lighting Period Question

    Tank size: 150 L CO2: Yes indicator green Lighting: 14W x 4 with reflectors on each one Filter: Eheim Ecco Pro 300 Plants inside: Bacopa Monnieri Monte Carlo Ludwigia Grandulosa Ludwigia Ovalis Hydrocotyle Tripartita Staurogyne Repens Java moss Pogostemon Helferi Bucephalandra So I have...
  25. L

    80 X 45 X 45 Lighting Questions

    I'm going to be purchasing a 80 x 45 x 45cm, rimless, 162 litre / 35.6 gallon tank in the next couple of weeks and I have a few questions regarding lighting options. As a bit of background, I've only a 5 gallon low light tank in the past so I'm pretty new to this. I'm aiming to have a scape...
  26. chris_cotton23

    lighting advice for new tank please!

    hello guys! finally i took the decision to go for smaller tank 3ftL x 18''W x 20''H because i need the space and i can't live without a tank lol!i still have the 5feet if someone is interested though! so now i already ordered the 3ft but i am trying to decide if i want to go with led or t5...
  27. Jason Burk

    Please help! Plants dying..

    Hi all you lovely people For months and months all I've tried hasn't worked, I just don't understand why my plants keep dying.. All my plants, Eleocharis acicularis, Staurogyne repens, Lilaeopsis novea-zeelandiae, and Pogostomon erectus - all either turn brown, yellow, or get bombarded by...
  28. Matty Preston

    Newbie Plant Help

    Hi, I'm a newbie in aquariums and I'm seeking some advice on planted tanks! My plants never do too well, I dose tropica plant growth specialized and keep good water conditions. My specs: Tank: Juwel Trigon 190 Lighting: 2x T8 I run lights for 8 hours per day As you can see from the...
  29. Josh Harrington

    LED options for low tech 120cm tank

    At the end of last year I had to strip down my high tech 120cm tank to get new heating fitted and after many months I have the bug again but not to maintain a high tech tank so will go with a low tech setup this time. So my question is does anyone have any low tech options for LED lights. The...
  30. Glenda Steel

    Fluval Edge - How long lights on per day?

    We are setting up a Fluval Edge 46 litre tank (Aquarium dimensions (L x W x H): 43 X 26 X 59.4 CM (16.9 X 10.2 X 23.4 IN)) with only the supplied lighting (42 HIGH OUTPUT LEDS, 7600 K) the planting with be modest (it's our first tank!) with hopefully the following: Vallisneria Nana Limnophila...
  31. GreenGrow

    Lighting Issues specifically with Red Plants

    Hi there all! I'm in need of the UKAPS knowledge base again... A while ago I attempted to have a lovely colorful tank filled with a variety of pinky-red's like rotala rotundifolia and flat out natural red plants like alternanthera reineckii mini. I understand that maintaining red colours in the...
  32. J

    Changing to open top

    Lo all! Thinking of changing from an enclosed hood with inbuilt lighting to an open top. Obviously this will require a new lighting infrastructure. It's a decent sized tank, 330L, 120cm across and 70cm deep. Don't want to break the bank - Has anyone heard / or used this brand before, it...
  33. michael woods

    Getting frustrated.

    Ok so as some of you may be aware I'm new to aquascaping. I currently have an interpet fish box 64 which was originally meant to be used as a big standard tank until I caught the aquascaping bug. I'm currently doing my best to improvise it and test my DIY skills. However, the lighting just...
  34. Vivian Andrew

    Newb want to know whether light is sufficient

    Hi All, I'm Andrew from India and newbie in planted aquarium, before had only normal aquarium so i need to clarify some of my doubt, do appreciate your valuable tips and help to make my tank success. Below is my tank spec Tank size - 36 x 18 x 24 inches Substrate and fertilizer - JBL florapol...
  35. id_darren

    Hanging light bracket help

    I want to hang these 3 bulbs as seen in pic. I cannot find the right brackets / or hanging kit . Any help would be appreciated , thank you.
  36. cookie3985

    Lighting Options

    Hi All, I have ordered everything for my 90x45x45 optiwhite except the lights. I will be running a high tec setup which will have the works on it CO2 etc but cannot decide what lighting to go for. I know this is completely dependent on individual preference but I would like to hear what some...
  37. M

    lighting for 35l and headaches

    Hello all, I'm brand new to the world of freshwater and have been researching planted tanks for a little while now. I'm wanting to run a low-tech heavily planted 35l and I've been reading so much conflicting information on lighting that my head hurts. I have bought a light after reading Sudeep...
  38. LukeDaly

    A few nooby lighting questions!

    Hey guys! Again im still wondering what lighting options to go for on this Scapers tank of mine, I can get the 24W scapers light for £80 but tmy question is what makes it so special? Would there be much of a growth difference if I was to have say 3x Dennerle 11W lights? (Have one) and...
  39. CalebWM

    Should I upgrade

    Hi, so I am hoping to start my first aquascape soon, it is a 25 litre cube and I think I'm going along the high-tech route because I have CO2 and I want to grow HC which I know needs high lighting. Anyway, the LED I currently have is 3 Watts so I was wondering if that would be good enough to...
  40. Kyle Lambert

    Stag Algae possibly? Need help.

    So i have very minor problems with algae in my tank for the most part. I get brown diatoms every few weeks for about 2 days and then they disappear again (testing is still inconclusive here as to why it happens) and apart from what i believe to be stag algae thats the only problem i really get...
  41. Kyle Lambert

    eBay lighting...

    So i found this on eBay and i was wondering if anyone else has used this product with success? 15 Colors 15.7in 24 Key Remote Controller Aqauarium Fish Tank LED Lights Bar New | eBay Im currently trying to up my lighting and filtration whilst sticking to a budget. I will be keeping to my...
  42. GreenGrow

    Glossostigma growing up despite over 1.5 watts per liter?!

    Ive recently set up a scape which includes glossostigma as the predominant carpeting plant. It isnt over shadowed by other plants so logic would say that its getting enough light but it continues to mainly grow vertically? The specs of the tank are 30l-45 l x 25 h x 25w cm Dosing Ei and...
  43. Kyle Lambert

    Questions from a newbie.

    So i started a tank 6 weeks ago. Its a 60l which is a little overstocked but i keep up with my water changes regularly and everything seems to be going well so far with an oversized HOB filter (not my ideal filter but it suits my needs and available space). I have 3 cherry shrimps, 4 assasin...
  44. George Farmer

    ADA Solar I vs TMC 1500 Ultima

    Hi all, I thought I'd post two comparison photos showing the difference between the ADA Solar I metal halide with NA-Green bulb (150w, 8000K) and 2x TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima (2x 30w, 6500K). ADA Solar I ADA Solar I by George Farmer, on Flickr TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima TMC 1500 Ultima by...
  45. B

    Best Lighting for Fluval Ebi?

    I'm keeping "Medium" Level plants according to tropica.(It said medium on the side of the plant tub) I'm currently using stock lights,which aren't too bright-they don't reach the bottom very well and the spread isn't the best. What would you reccomend? Would a TMC Aquaray 400 tile be ok? I'd...
  46. greenink

    Lighting set ups for aquascape photography

    Hello. Was hoping people could advise on what the best lighting set-up is for aquascape photography. Have seen a few 'professional' sets like this one for £150 which would give 3 * 200w tripod-mounted flashes as well as a whole load of stuff to put in the attic... and are really quite...
  47. flatfish55

    Jewel Reflectors

    Hi everyone. I`ve got a question about the Jewel reflectors I bought .I notice they are deeper one side than the other and as I know nothing about Jewel tanks could anyone tell me why this is. I have made my hood so I am just fixing the reflectors to the wood and am not sure on positioning...
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