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  1. LED hoods any good

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hey, just recently, I was forced to toss out the tank light I've had for at least a decade, decade and a half, which was lighting up my 10 gallon tank, which is 21 years old, and right now the hardest part is finding the right size tank light, along with a new hood, since the current one is...
  2. New Lighting Options???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 35 gallon bow front freshwater tank from Aqueon. Originally it came with a T8 fluorescent hood. After its lifespan, I replaced it with a "DIY" LED strip lighting that allowed me to keep the same hood system. I know this is probably a commonly asked question. But am looking to replace...
  3. Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs any good?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, Are Interpet Waterproof LEDs worth the money? Can anyone recommend any cheaper alternatives? How many strips would you recommend for a 31 L x 16 H x 12 W inch aquarium? (20 uk Gallon) Do they work well in a beginners planted aquarium? Thanks
  4. Lights?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I am getting a Marineland 29 gallon aquarium and i found out that the light it comes with does not support plant growth. I need a light that is about 3 watts per gallon and is less than 100$. (If you have a better aquarium kit that you bought that is around 25 gallons, send me the link:-D)
  5. Revamping lighting for 70g

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi, guys -- This is my first post (so pls forgive any oops), but I've learned sooo much reading the posts. I recently brought home a used 70(?, per the former owner) -- interior measurements 47x17x18 -- tank with beautiful handmade stand & canopy. The tank does not have a center brace and...
  6. Are these lights any use for Freshwater Tropical plants? (Coral LED Light).

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Description of Lights: "Incorporates a high PAR Aquaray MiniLED 500HD light system with 4 x lensed 10,000K white Cree XP-E PowerLEDs and 1 x un-Lensed blue Cree XP-E PowerLED. The white LEDs can be switched off to give a blue 'moonlight' mode." The tank is only a small 30L Nano Aquarium (I...
  7. Floating Plants and a Brownthumb

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I've never had much luck with keeping floating plants. My last attempt at water lettuce ended with the roots falling off and the leaves yellowing. I got some water lettuce and fairy moss (I'm not sure if that's a common name for it) Friday and I'm supposed to get some frogbit in this week...
  8. Satelllite Freshwater LED+ vs Satellite Freshwater LED (Regular model)

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am thinking of buying a new light and was recommend to try the Satellite Freshwater LED+ but noticed there is also a model with out the plus. The main differeance between the plus and regular model seems to be the wireless remote control. I also noted the regular model has a few more LEDs...
  9. SAAG - a new plant program of mine

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi all! I just thought I'd share a few ideas with everyone on here! I call it SAAG It stands for Sustainable Aquatic AGriculture Here's the basis of my program. I have some elodea and after my fish ate it down to the nubs, save a few scraps, I want to grow it back. To do this, I needed a...
  10. need to buy led lighting and am very confused

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I need somebody to help me figure out what type of lighting I can get for my 265 gallon tank. It is 7 feet wide and almost 3 feet deep. I currently have no live plants. It is set up for Africans so I have about 300 pounds of lava rock which creates numerous caves. I have two six foot fluorescent...
  11. Photo Log

    Freshwater Journals
    Here is a little photo log of my 20 gallon since I started it two months ago, it has changed quite a bit. This isn't my first aquarium, but is my first real attempt at live plants (I tried a single one once before many years ago). At first I had mostly plastic plants, but quickly replaced them...
  12. DIY led cheap and works

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Details here CAFE • View topic - My LED experiment CAFE • View topic - My LED experiment
  13. LED Lighting - DIY Style

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So I'm an Electrical Engineer by day, novice aquariest by night. I've been thinking for weeks of something practical I could make at home that wouldn't cost exponentially more than just buying it pre-made off the shelf. Then I had an epiphany! LED lights to grow plants! Genius! So I went to...