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Old 06-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #11
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If this is the fixture you speak of, then yes I have one
Is that the new aquatic led for freshwater or the double bright led? The aquatic led was just recently released and has white and RGB LEDs. Anyone buy one yet? Thoughts? Price you paid?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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It's just the double bright, after looking at the box, sorry :P
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #13
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It's just the double bright, after looking at the box, sorry :P
Do u have fresh or saltwater? Plants? What's your opinion of the fixture?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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I have freshwater, 40 gallon column, but it's 2 feet deep! I'm trying my hand at plants, but have been struggling. I'm new to the whole planted tank so I can't say whether they're good or not for plants unfortunately :/ however, I do love the lighting depth they add to my tank, as I use it in addition to a T8 bulb. I love the blue LEDs for a moonlighting, looks great and allows or some night viewing. Overall, it's been pretty darn good, but for the life of me, I can't remember how much I paid
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
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I have freshwater, 40 gallon column, but it's 2 feet deep! I'm trying my hand at plants, but have been struggling. I'm new to the whole planted tank so I can't say whether they're good or not for plants unfortunately :/ however, I do love the lighting depth they add to my tank, as I use it in addition to a T8 bulb. I love the blue LEDs for a moonlighting, looks great and allows or some night viewing. Overall, it's been pretty darn good, but for the life of me, I can't remember how much I paid
Yeah I've heard mixed opinions with these and plants. I'm currently using stock LED with low-light plants and they do well but leggy. My anubias is about to bloom though. They just came out with the new fixture made specifically for freshwater planted but it's pretty expensive and only available online so not able to see fixture yet in lfs.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:48 PM   #16
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I'm not having much luck with plants yet lol even anachris died in my tank! I'm having some succes with a few varieties of hygrophilia, and I have a java fern that's doing ok, and an Anubias that's doing fine. But my hygrophilia difformis seems to have new growth its ony been a week or two though
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I'm not having much luck with plants yet lol even anachris died in my tank! I'm having some succes with a few varieties of hygrophilia, and I have a java fern that's doing ok, and an Anubias that's doing fine. But my hygrophilia differ mid seems to have new growth its ony been a week or two though
I had anachris that was growing but leggy. Had hornwort that was growing fast. But with having golds they also aren't plant friendly and makes it harder to have nice plants. My goal is to have some plants for benefit of golds and aesthetics. Also to try to absorb ammonia and nitrate.
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I wish I had a green thumb, but alas, nope :P I have a mind able to retain random animal knowledge, but growing plants doesn't seem to be my strong suit lol
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I wish I had a green thumb, but alas, nope :P I have a mind able to retain random animal knowledge, but growing plants doesn't seem to be my strong suit lol
Well this is a great forum for advice. I think with the double bright LED you may need to stick with low-light. If I get the aquatic LED I'll let you know how it goes.
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Please do! I plan to upgrade my tank eventually ( once I move out, so my mom doesn't yell at me haha) and really want a nice planted tank
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