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Old 01-05-2021, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Last week I asked Finnex if the Stingray line would work with a dimmer. Thus far I've received two form emails but no answer to my question.

I also wen to a local big box store. I told the sales person what I wanted - a plain vanilla device that would work with a LED aquarium fixture. He showed me a dimmer that on its package proclaimed "Works with incandescent, fluorescent, and LED lights." The price was right - three for $20.

But the sales person, echoing Hoppy, warned that I should check with the fixture manufacturer; "The package doesn't say "All".

Finnex has the ball.

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It depends on the driver running the LED. Some drivers can take variable signals from the dimmer, some can't. It's either ON or OFF.
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I've been using this fixture for the past 4 months.. It's a 36 inch version on top of a 40G breeder with a glass folding top, so it has a joint strip in the middle. With CO2 injection and EI dosing method I'm getting pretty good growth from my plants, but also BBA.
The one thing I can't seem to get to grow is carpeting plants. I bought some Glossostigma a couple weeks and it is not doing too well. So I'm guessing there is not enough light reaching the substrate level.
I'm considering buying another one of these fixtures to put it on top of the front of the tank, but I'm afraid it will make algae problem even worse.
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I've been using this fixture for the past 4 months.. It's a 36 inch version on top of a 40G breeder with a glass folding top, so it has a joint strip in the middle. With CO2 injection and EI dosing method I'm getting pretty good growth from my plants, but also BBA.
The one thing I can't seem to get to grow is carpeting plants. I bought some Glossostigma a couple weeks and it is not doing too well. So I'm guessing there is not enough light reaching the substrate level.
I'm considering buying another one of these fixtures to put it on top of the front of the tank, but I'm afraid it will make algae problem even worse.
The glass cover will block out about 10PAR of light. You can add more light if you want.

I've gotten BBA under control by adding a little ferts everyday instead of doing EI.
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The glass cover will block out about 10PAR of light. You can add more light if you want.

I've gotten BBA under control by adding a little ferts everyday instead of doing EI.
Can you elaborate on "adding little ferts every day instead of EI"? How much is little compared to EI dosing schedule?
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Poor man's dosing
Could you supply a little more information on this? "Poor man's dosing" - is that a new fertilizing dosing method? I just googled it, and got https://aquaplantscare.uk/pmdd-poor-...-planted-tank/

EDIT: I found this very informative article: https://www.nilocg.com/best-dosing-m...ank-aquariums/ As I should have expected, all of this brought back a lot of my memory. Now I remember why "poor man's dosing" seemed familiar to me.
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Could you supply a little more information on this? "Poor man's dosing" - is that a new fertilizing dosing method? I just googled it, and got https://aquaplantscare.uk/pmdd-poor-...-planted-tank/

EDIT: I found this very informative article: https://www.nilocg.com/best-dosing-m...ank-aquariums/ As I should have expected, all of this brought back a lot of my memory. Now I remember why "poor man's dosing" seemed familiar to me.
That's the OG (original gangster) in dosing!
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That's the OG (original gangster) in dosing!
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Default Re: Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED light configuration for low-tech 30 gal tank

Well, I ordered another Finnex planted+ 24/7 light to add to the one I have. But now I feel like I'll have way too much light even with a glass top.
That being said, everything I read about growing Glasso says it requires a very high light, otherwise it will start turning white and grow vertically towards the light instead of spreading and that's exactly what's happening.
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You can control the intensity of the light.
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