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Old 06-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It will go away. It's just gonna take time. Hang in there! It's looking good!!!



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Update: After adding that Green Killing Machine for 4 days my tank was crystal clear. Oh I went to EI dosing too and plants are growing crazy. Will remove the UV after 7 days. Here some pics. My janitors (bristlenose & mts) did very good job at cleanning my tank.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks Texgal. About the ADA light I discovered the PAR reading on this light is 1/2 of what it supposed to be. So ADA light is considered a low light setup. This was proven and tested by Tom Barr on his website. Alot of people are considering that this light is high light when it is not. That mess me up on dosing, co2 and light requirements. No wonder they run this 8 to 10hrs max. I was only running it 6hrs, i can see my plants growing slow compared to my other tank that has 3watts per gallon. I thought i need more fertz but not.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That's why DFWAPC needs a PAR meter!
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Yup I need one to test it for sure. Tom Barr had test it back on 2008 and i dont know if ADA fix that. I will contact Fank from ADG to get some info.
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This was test done by ADG 2011:
It turns out it is a high light.

Under a Solar I the Par rested easy at 155-160
Under a Grand Solar II the Par rested easy at 170-175
Under a Solar Mini M - 55-60

These measurements were taken under water, at the lowest point of the substrate under the light in the ADG display tanks - 60cm, 180cm and Mini-M.

Like I said - it's quite possible the lights that the other PAR readings were taken under were older bulbs.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's why DFWAPC needs a PAR meter!
yes plus different companies and there bulbs will have different pars not all 6,700k or 10,000k bulbs, or colormax bulbs are the same..

I tell people to get uv or ati, but no they want to save 2-3 dollars and by the coralife or hagen glo bulbs... also the type of reflectors makes a big difference too... hagen seems to have reflectors that spread the light more back and forth then having a small close to the bulb reflector which would put more light in the tank...
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Update: Got my circulation pump running and bought 15 rummy nose.





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Looking beautiful. What is your foreground, Staurogyne repens? Everything has filled in so nicely. Have you thought about a midground? It might make the transition from front to back a little smoother.



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