Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-24-2013, 02:37 AM   #51
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Here ya go. There really isn't any info that tells me anything about these lights.



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-938692341.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	105.7 KB
ID:	146680



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1277889724.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	120.0 KB
ID:	146681
__________________

__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #52
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Hard to tell anything from that picture. Who made the unit? Can you talk to that guy? If the anemone is coming out a little with your lights dimmed, I would say that's your answer. I noticed that some anemones take a long time to acclimate to strong lighting. Especially LED lighting. It took me about a month to acclimate a Long Tentacle Anemone to LEDs.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #53
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Well I think I will leave the lights set lower and see how it does. Yeah I have called the dude I got it from and sent a txt but no response as of yet. It did make me feel a little better seeing it look so much better in such a short time. I will do an update if there is change either way. Thanks again.
__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #54
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Well I did find out yesterday that the homemade LED light I have produces too much for my tank. With the lights all the way up they are putting out about 8 watts per gallon. Since I've had them dimmed the anenomie is doing so much better. The rose color is back instead of the brown, it's eating much better and the size is looking great. As of now I am a happy camper!

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1386085392.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	187.0 KB
ID:	147777
__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #55
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
very doubtful the homemade lights are too bright. We usually do homemade to save money. I know you are looking for people to support you but I really just have be honest. You dont have the right conditions or equipment to keep a nem. Outside of lighting, your previously post about water parameters are all over the board. If you tank is ready for a nem, you parameters would be stable and there would be no questions as to how to fix them. Good luck
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #56
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
How can you say that without knowing ANYTHING about the OP's lighting? Those could be strips of 3 watt LEDs. In that case he's got enough light for anything he wants, even if he raised that fixture up another 2 feet.
This is a 75 gallon tank, x 8 watts per gallon equals 600 watts of LED. That's plenty of wattage at least.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #57
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
I kinda thought the same way Mr X. That's what the guy at the new LFS said. I showed him a pic of my lights and he said they actually had a vendor that was trying to get then to stock and sell these lights. He bought a 4ft strip and likes them, but said he has other stuff available cheaper. He did the math of how many watts per LED that were in a 4 foot strip and he said it was too much for my 75 gallon tank. He wasn't trying to sell me a new light just advised me to turn them down or remove a couple of strips. The anenome looks so much better since I turned them down too. I know this is all a learning experience and I prob jumped the gun on the anenomie but we live and learn. I have my fingers crossed that it makes it.
__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #58
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
Any proof it is 8 watts per gallon, manufactures can't claim 200 watts if it isn't. With home made units it is a free for all. Most DIY LEDs clam 3 watts, but if you read the small print they only use 1.5 to 2 watt.

How can you say that it is 600 watt to jump on me for my opinion, so if I'm wrong what makes you better?

I have successfully raised nems for almost 10 years, I base my opinion on my successful experiences, I knw what works, and home made lighting very seldom work, you have been on here a long time And I am sure I will get band as I'm just an average joe reefer, your reply was an attack, I won't post again, this is the problem with a small forum, you can't post your opinion without getting attached from the admins, signing off
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 11:15 PM   #59
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
No one is going to ban anyone for their opinion, as long as it doesn't get ugly. I don't know the wattage of these LEDs and either do you. We simply saw a picture.
I came to 600 watts becasue the OP said it was roughly 8 watts per gallon. just doing the math.
I believe LED lighting to be stronger than we think, per watt.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 PM   #60
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
I didn't mean for anyone's feathers to get ruffled by my post. I appreciate all opinions. That's what a forum is about. Trial, error and experience of the ones that have been there and done that to give advice. Have a good night everyone!
__________________

__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anemone, pics

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new anemone question Heavyfuel1204 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 10-28-2011 08:27 PM
Anemone question herp_mommy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 10-22-2011 10:57 AM
Anemone and fan question lauren_88 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 09-25-2011 03:46 PM
Question on Condy Anemone frankieg2 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 8 09-18-2011 09:39 PM
Anemone question part 2 JohnSaltFish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 09-01-2011 03:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.