02-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Join Date: Dec 2018
| | Need help choosing a light.
Hi My name is Raymond and I'm new at the DFWAPC (well since 6 months ago). At last I have my tanks on the stands! I decided to go with three 20 longs on Imagitarium stands and three 10 gallons on resting on the floor (the 10s weight won't be resting on the horizontal bars, I'll figure something to put in the floor that will raise the 10 gallons tanks a little bit). What light you guys recommend for the 20 longs and 10s? I want to grow plants like Anubias but also things that require CO2 and are more light demanding (Dwarf Baby Tears, etc...). I want to have day light mode and night/moon light mode. I prefer the the modes to be changed by a rocker switch/button over some built-in controller/timer because I'm looking to get the best light possible at the lowest price possible (best bang for the buck). I want the lights to be dimmable via external controller PWM (I don't plan to by an external controller) I'm planning to use an arduino/raspberry pi to record/stream video for each tank, measure Ph, temp, tds, water lever, etc... I can use the same micro controller to control the lights modes as long an they have separate wires (I'll open the rocker switch or button and figure out how to turn on the day light and the blue moon light leds) and top controller their intensity (dim). Thanks for any suggestion