This light is LED...so I'm not sure what you're inferring by the parenthesis, however...I consider immense more than the average rate of growth I've been seeing. The Staurogyne- Repens has been slow growing, but with the additional LED spot blast, the plant seems to be growing twice as fast.\Curious what growth rate this produces vs conventional lighting. (LED,MH,PC,T5)
Sorry I meant the white light our eyes see, versus these colors? Is there any reason you are using a red led for the spot, possible that the additional light is doing more than the color? I saw the graphs you posted showing what chlorophyll respond to which colors, wouldn't having a stronger light with all colors vs only red be better?This light is LED...so I'm not sure what you're inferring by the parenthesis, however...I consider immense more than the average rate of growth I've been seeing. The Staurogyne- Repens has been slow growing, but with the additional LED spot blast, the plant seems to be growing twice as fast.
Oh ok, I guess it does have more of a purple hue than red now that you mention it. Curious if a LED with far stronger diodes would be better? Perhaps a DIY using CREE Leds. If the supplementation of the spot provides double the growth, maybe adding a second strip?The spotlight is more purple than it seems on camera. It contains a mix of blue and red led's with wavelengths in the range of 400 - 520 nm and 610 - 720 nm. These wavelengths hit right within the peak resonance of most photosynthetic pigments. - http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/43/7/1951.full
Each diode is 1w on the spotlight...that's fairly strong considering the circumstances.Curious if a LED with far stronger diodes would be better?
Could you link the spectral distribution of the beam works light?
Was talking about the beam works one, I believe I read they were 0.50w each?Each diode is 1w on the spotlight...that's fairly strong considering the circumstances.
Unfortunately I don't know the spectral distribution of the white LEDS on my beamswork panel, but here's the data on the green blue and red lights - 9x 460nm, 4x Red 620nm, 4x Green 520nm
Many thanks, didn't see this one coming :rain:That is unfortunate.
Same here. That's why I'm especially disappointed.I have done my fair share of business with them and up until my last order a week or so ago I had no complaints.
I know right? Super shady! They recently recommended a beta for my minnow tank, and the next day three minnows jumped out and died. They didn't even try to compensate me or apologize for the bad advice. Not a great way to run a business. I would avoid them if you can.
Then I bought three new minnow from AFA, and one of them didn't even have a tail! Really surprised by the lack of quality control at AFA lately.
I'm going to quote my post from your thread here for reference:
Being that a company decides to increase costs to products they ship might be one thing, but giving information based off of experience (playing devil's advocate) is another. Working with animals as a business is a risk, not everything can be expected. I only say this as I had worked in the industry with decades of experience prior to working in it as a business. I'm sorry for your bad experience, but the only thing I can ever recommend to anyone that's adding a fish, do your due diligence and either ask the community or do some research as some information (product wise for sure!) is provided to staff with "corporate testing" or what I like to refer to as "sales propaganda" making it sound like fact to Mom and Pop sales staff. Fish on the other hand are based off of experience.Tihsho said:When it comes to Betta's not all are created equal. It's always a risk adding new fish that have known different personalities. If I were still in the business I would have at least mentioned that. That being said, they might have had much more positive experiences in the past and were just unaware of the sporadic nature of these fish being based on personality, so I wouldn't go as far as to call them 'shady'.
Basically in a more direct approach of explaining what I said:I literally have no idea what you're saying. Can you please rephrase?