03-25-2004, 01:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: In the desert
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| | LEDs as alternative lighting: Planning stages
In 1-2 weeks, I plant on doing a 1-2 month study on LEDs vs. PCs. The lights to be used are 7x 1watt Luxeon Stars vs 1x7watt PC (azoo palm light). Luxeon Stars, for those not acquainted, are ridiculously bright LEDs. www.lumileds.com
for more info.
The plants I'll use in the test are:
Glosso, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Dwarf Hair Grass
My test tanks will be those ~ 4x6x4 disposable rubbermaid containers.
Water changes will be made weekly with a stock solution of nutrient fortified water...100% water changes (to gravel line). I will use 1-1.5" of established eco-complete from my 30g.
Filters in "tanks" this size is impractical.
Any comments or suggestions?