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Found 44 results

  1. Floundering_Around

    Need a new light

    Unfortunately, as I was moving back to college after winter break, all of my plugs and cords for my tank's equipment got wet. Some of the equipment just uses standard plugs so after drying off, they were able to be plugged right back in and continue working. However, my new aqamai kps and the adapter and timer for my light currently do not work. I am unsure if they'll start working after drying out some more but as of right now, my tank has had no light since Sunday (other than sunlight from a nearby window) and a backup pump for flow. Up until now, I've been using the stock light for the fluval evo 13.5 and it's was working out well. If I can't get a new adapter from fluval (the actual light is fine), then I will be looking into a different LED that's appropriate for the evo 13.5. I'll also need a lid for the tank as I want to 1) minimize evaporation, 2) keep my fish from jumping, and 3) keep my roommate's cat out of the tank. If this is cheaper than getting a new stock light or at least comparable, any suggestions would be appreciated!!! 🙂 I need to get a light back on my tank as soon as possible. current tank stock: - softies (GSP, mushrooms) -LPS (acans, duncan, torch, goniopora) -SPS (pocilipora) - inverts (RFAs) - NPS
  2. Not only am I a newbie to nano tanks but I'm also a newbie to saltwater aquariums. I know, I know, probably not the smartest thing to start with a nano but due to space and time this is what I decided worked best for me. Plus- I love challenges. Here's what I have/running: Marineland Portrait 5 gallon tank VicTsing 80 GPH pump Hydor 50W Submersible Heater Hydor Flo Rotating Water Deflector Attachment Nature's Ocean Live Sand 4-5lb Dry Live rock Using filter floss and Chemi-Pure Blue Nano packets Stocked with: Ocellaris Clownfish, Yellow Rose Goby, and two Nerite snails. My tank has been up and running since October/November. I kick started the cycle with a dead shrimp and after cycling for a few months my levels are great. I decided to wait for fish until after Christmas due to out of town vacations. Unfortunately the Clownfish I got two days ago has ick which I'll start treatment tonight/tomorrow. My question and part I need help with is lighting. The stock lighting on the tank is okay but I hate that it is not programmable and I'd soon like to add some soft corals. I leave the house-weekdays-for work at 7:30am and don't usually return until 5:30pm. I'd hate for the bright light to be on that whole time. Anyone have any recommendations on a light I can upgrade to that is programmable and not super expensive? Width of my tanks is 11". I found these but will gladly take any recommendations AquaMaxx NemoLight Fluval Sea Marine Nano Photo when I first set tank up- (its no longer cloudy)
  3. I have a 10 gallon nuvo cube and a kessil A80 light, I just got two clowns, two hermits, and 4 lps soft corals. I was wondering what should my light schedule be like? And the intensity and so forth. Right now as I’m going to bed I have it at 0/0 but I’m not sure if that is okay for coral? Please HELP!
  4. Good morning everyone, I am in the process of setting up my first pico tank and have a question. when it comes to lighting, which colors are better fr the corals? Whites, blues? Once I have the pico setup I am looking at making it a Zoa garden with maybe a few sexy anemone shrimp, snail and couple small hermits. Just wanting to ensure I get the best growth possible. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. 😉 Many thanks.
  5. Hey all, got a quick question, would this light work for a pico to nano tank ranging from 3 gallons to 10 gallons? ABI Aquarium light
  6. Tony Nano

    Hipargero Aquarium Light

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the Hipargero Aquarium LED Lights https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B074STSMZC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1MMQF53V4XMW6&psc=1 I'm looking to upgrade from the current stock LED light fixture that was provided with my Fluval evo 13.5 nano tank, and I came across this fixture. Seems like a reasonable price, I was just wondering about output and the types of corals it can support. Thanks in advance
  7. Ocellaris PDX

    Lighting at night?

    SO SORRY, I looked up lighting at night and whether any lights are supposed to be on at night but am not really understanding it completely, so I'm making a thread. My question: Do I need lights to be on at night? I'm planning a 20g tank that'll have a few lower-light corals (zoas, frogspawn, sun, something along those lines...) that'll be in my bedroom. Do they need a blue light on at night? How bright will it likely be? If I need a light, any ideas on reducing the brightness in the room?
  8. Hello, I am finally starting up another 10 gallon nano-reef after a couple of years out of the hobby. I am building my own LED system and was hoping to get a couple of knowledgeable/experienced forum members to check off on my design. Specifically, I think my drivers and power supply should be sufficient to handle the load of the LEDs in this configuration, but I would be more comfortable getting another opinion. My hope is that this system can support a bubble tip anemone and SPS corals. Thank you for any help you can offer. There are three "strings" of LEDs, each one controllable by a PWM-dimmable driver. The three drivers are then powered by a single power supply and controlled by an Arduino Uno. Below are links to the components followed a screenshot of the schematic. LEDs Royal blue, blue, and red Violet Neutral Whites Driver LDD-L Series Mean Well Step-Down Mode CC DC-DC LED Drivers ("Wires", 700 mA, 9-36 Vin, 2-32 Vout) Power Supply LRS-150-24 Mean Well LRS Series Enclosed Style Switching Power Supply (24 Vout, 150 W)
  9. So as the title says,I'm converting to saltwater tanks. I definitely have a tight budget because I want to get my feet wet,not just cannonball in. In my 10g,I've already upgraded my aquarium with the Aquaclear powerfilter 110V. My tank currently stays around 76-77 degrees. I definitely want to house a pair of clownfish and a cleaner shrimp...and corals in the near future. I'm so scared of lighting and don't want to buy the wrong thing for corals. I'm getting a custom glass lid so I can't have anything clipped to the tank in the back,so for now I prefer the lights that slightly hover above the aquarium cover. Since price is strict,here's some lights I've run into on Amazon...let me know what you guys think ? Green Element EVO 18"-22" LED Aquarium Light Fixture - Reef Capable 10x3W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APBO2XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nFPtBbHM2NND9 EVO 12 LED Aquarium Light Nano Marine Coral Reef Cichlid 6x 3W 3 Watt 30-40 cm by Odyssea https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0PJK0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TFPtBbVPXKD1Q SLR Lighting LED Aquarium Lighting – All Sizes for Fish Tanks, Terrariums, Vivariums – Plants, Coral, Seaweed – Natural Night & Day Light Patterns w/ Brackets & Remote Control [Size: 14-22 In.] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759NLDSB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dGPtBbAF0Y92Y
  10. coltnanoreef

    Torn Between 3 Lights

    Thinking about getting an IM Nuvo 10 gallon and am debating between 3 lights. The aquamaxx nemolight (here) , a single par30 led 18k bulb (here) , and the Hipargero 30W light (here). They are all in the same ballpark cost wise, I want to keep it budget friendly and under $100. Each seems to have advantages, the nemolight being the most controllable and easy to use, but the most money and least amount of power. I do like its programmability and the thunderstorm feature. The other two seem to be similar in power and cost (minus the cost of the fixture for the bulb) but lack control and need to be manually dimmed (or not dimmed at all) and therefore are pretty much either on or off. It would be nice for them to ramp up and down during the day but I guess its not a dealbreaker. Also, how long until the single bulb would need to be replaced? I want to be able to have some SPS if it is at all possible. Anyone have any thoughts? Or other recommendations staying in the <$100 range? Thanks for any replies.
  11. NanoReeferNY

    WTB: Hydra 26 HD

    Looking for 2 Hydra 26 HDs .....
  12. Hey all, question regarding coloration/“pop” improvement with Ecotech Radion upgrade options.I’ve been running a G1 Radion for something like 6 years over my 34 gallon Solana. I’m pretty satisfied with output, and the spread is acceptable, corals grow fine, so no real “problems.” But I’ve never loved the coloration it gives my tanks, compared to what I’ve seen on other tanks with different LED’s or newer Radions. So I’m considering an upgrade. Obviously the most affordable option is to send in the one I already own for Ecotech to upgrade to the G3. And of course since I’m thinking about it, I’ve also been checking out the G4 and G4 pro. I don’t need the G4pro for the increased output, but I do like the idea of more color channels. What I want to know is: is it worth the upgrade (any of them) in terms of visual appeal and making colors pop? Will I see a noticeable difference from G1 to G3? Is G4 way better than G3 (aesthetically)? Has anyone made any of these leaps and can talk to how the corals appear under the improved spectrum? Will the G3 upgrade be enough to see that new “pop”? Is the G4Pro way better than the regular G4 in terms of color/“pop”?I’d love some first-hand experiences with this. Thanks!
  13. I just had a great experience with purchasing a Kessil A160 from @tanacharison. He was missing a bracket and screws when he listed, but was willing to send them after the purchase. Instead we worked out a pay half to hold the sale and send everything together. Little over a week later and I have the new light for my classroom tank. Package was boxed well and everything came in tip-top shape. I would definitely do business again with this fellow Reefer! I don't have any pics of it over the tank as I forgot a piece I needed to finish off my custom light hanger. I'll try to update that tomorrow :-) Here's a couple pics of the unboxing. Not showing outside of box being it has both our addresses :-) but it was taped up and sealed great. Packing inside when opened: He put the Kessil in a separate box from brackets and cord, nice touch as it would bounce on metal items that came with it: The pendant was wrapped in bubble wrap and had a packing bubble inside with the light : Light was in great shape once taken out of packaging.
  14. Ladytank

    Stock biocube lighting

    I'm using stock lighting on my biocube,and I'm a newbie. Which lighting sequence is best ,and for how long should they be turned on? Any help would be appreciated.
  15. jtgrimes

    Kessil H80

    Just bought the Kessil H80 for the refugium on my 20gal long. Was wondering if anyone had experience with this light? How long do you normally run it? Have you seen great growth?
  16. Help please! What is this cord and what type of connector must I get for it ?
  17. Lugmos12

    Moon lighting

    Can corals survive strictly on moon lights? or what's the minimal amount of white light I can use?
  18. I'm making a work 2 gallon pico and really couldn't find a light so i'm making my own. On ebay there are these cheap "Cree" led multichips, would they work? I'm also going to be running it off a Maxwell 700H with raspberry pi for brighness control. Suggestions comments? LED :http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=361088292529&t=1514512341000&tid=10&category=181880&seller=led-world2007&excSoj=1&excTrk=1&lsite=0&ittenable=false&domain=ebay.com&descgauge=1&cspheader=1&oneClk=1&secureDesc=0&oversion=NzFlZmM3MzQtNw==
  19. Travis

    SHOW ME YOUR T5 REEF

    If you have a reef lit with T5's, post up a picture please! Also, please include the brand fixture you are using and favorite bulb combo! Also, if you are supplementing with LED's or MH's post that too! Thanks!
  20. Looking to buy one of the lights for my first college reef tank (IM 20 gallon) The lights need to be in good and functional condition, would be a plus if it still has warranty!
  21. Hi all. After a long break, I'm finally getting back into the hobby. I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the new lighting options and need some help. I have a Mr. Aqua 22 gallon long (36in x 12in x 12in) and I just can't figure out if I should go with 2 Kessils or 1, the 160 or the 360. Or perhaps AI? And if I do, do I go with 2 HD's or 1 Hydra? Or a Radion...or a nanobox? I want a versatile setup that will let me grow almost anything successfully. I also don't want to go over $700. Any help is appreciated!
  22. My 20 gallon nano reef!!! Check it out!!!!! Please and thank you! I will be doing updates on this tank as well as product reviews, showing some coral I pick up along the way of building this tank fully, and also answering questions if I could! so stay tuned for more...
  23. Selling my Kessil A150W Ocean blue (15k) fixture with goose neck hanger. I bought it off someone on here but never ended up using it. Works perfectly fine, no issues at all. I paid $150 a few years back for it, the only thing I believe is missing is the glass. Looking to get $90 shipped. PM me for any questions!
  24. Hey all, So while I'm figuring out lighting, MarineDepot drops a bomb on the price of the AI Prime HDs for now only $200. And here I thought my mind was made up. Well, after some research again, now I'm debating. So I've come with a couple questions for those who have been around since LEDs have been the hot item. I'm trying to find a semi-concrete answer to what light is capable of maintaining an SPS tank. However it seems that a lot of the answers are either not clear or indifferent at best. And search results haven't been helpful either. So with that being said: My tank to be built is a standard 10 gallon AGA tank. Which is more reputable? The AI's or the Nanobox? Which is capable of maintaining an SPS tank of this size? (Standard 10 Gallon Tank) I assume both can be used as a refugium light with the proper focus in the proper spectrum? I'll be buying two of the ones I decide on to simplify running things. Thanks in advance for helping me learn more about LED tank lighting!
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