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Old 06-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well all I can say is that dreams do come true. I am a 100% ADA fan boy as I'm sure some know. I have always tried to set up tanks in the past but was never satisfied with the fact that I would have 90% ADA equipment and would have to use another knock off to fill the gaps. Finally I have what I want.

System is a 30W

Clear Cabinet
Aqua sky
Superjet ES-150 Spin
Tower Co2
Pollen Glass Mini
Bubble counter

Array of tools, and other goodies.

Just finished planting today, and I decided to go with a simple planting like I saw on ADAView.

Clear Cabinet will be here shortly. While I wait it sits on my computer desk.





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Old 06-02-2016, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any perks of the Tower CO2 besides just being a good looking ADA piece? Can't wait to see it in all of it's ADA glory
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Well at $15 per cartridge for the advanced system ( one month of use) vs $2.85 to fill up the tank, it's a huge savings over the long run. This tank should last me about a year or more.


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I guess I'm comparing this to a general regulator (GLA for example) and a 5lb/10lb tank running vs. going with the ADA setup. I avoid disposable systems at all cost as they just don't make sense to me in being reliable or consistent with results.
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A disposable system can be both reliable and consistent, but they are typically far more expensive in the long run. A 5 or 10lb tank would work fine, but I would have a terribly ugly co2 tank sitting in plain sight. FWIW this is a 2.75lb tank but with a sleeve around it. Keeps everything looking clean and simple.


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Nice setup, love the steel hardware! Over time you will definitely save cash if you have a convenient place to refill your CO2 👍

Do you know the spectral wavelength distribution on that LED light? I'm curious where the chromatic peaks are.
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Nice setup, love the steel hardware! Over time you will definitely save cash if you have a convenient place to refill your CO2



Do you know the spectral wavelength distribution on that LED light? I'm curious where the chromatic peaks are.


Uhhhh. No. I know it has a 7000 kelvin rating and grows plants.


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7000 kelvin rating
That's only how the human eye perceives the light. It has nothing to do with how it will grow a plant. There's an infinite number of spectral wavelength combinations that lights emit which create a 7000K look.

Here's a great chart showing the wavelengths where various photosynthetic pigments peak -

The closer the spectral power distribution of your light is to that diagram, the better your plants will grow.
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Ok well thanks I guess?


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Crap I was considering this CO2 setup a while back once I move, but no where around me really fills tanks. All the CO2 places near me only swap tanks.
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