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LF: Suggestions for a Good Dimmable LED for FLUVAL Flora

Discussion in 'Lighting Requirements' started by CRS Fan, May 29, 2016.

  1. CRS Fan

    CRS Fan New Member

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    Good evening everybody.

    My name is Stuart and I am looking for suggestions for a good dimmable LED for a FLUVAL Flora. My tank was set-up today and am using ADA Amazonia as a substrate. The tank has been lightly planted with some rarer crypts (Affinis 'Red', Affinis 'Metallic Red', Affinis 'Jerantut', Nurii variant'), baby Barclaya plantlets, Anubias Pinto, and Ludwigia sphaerocarpa. I am looking for a light in the low/medium light range. I am currently using the FLUVAL 13W stock power compact and find it severely lacking.

    Respectfully,

    Stuart


    Tankful in Vancouver!
     
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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Stuart

    Fluval Flora Aquatic Plant Kit Includes: 30 litre (11.8" x 11.8" x 13.75" high) glass aquarium
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    Is this what you have?

    A photo of your tank would also help.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to ASW could you add your country in your profile please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. CRS Fan

    CRS Fan New Member

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    I am having problems logging in and finding my personal profile through Tapatalk. My country of origin is Vancouver, BC Canada. That is the tank I have (in the pic above), Keith.

    I'm sure I'll figure this out eventually.

    Respectfully,

    Stuart


    Tankful in Vancouver!
     
  5. CRS Fan

    CRS Fan New Member

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    Yay!!!!! I figured it out....

    Here's some pics of the actual tank.

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    Best regards,

    Stuart



    Tankful in Vancouver!
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting that information, what will certainly help is a plant list of what you have plus what you intend to add.

    This will help in selecting the most suitable light/style for you.

    Are you intending to add any driftwood?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. CRS Fan

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    I added the names of the plants in the 1st post. I may add a piece of Manzanita as well once I figure out the lighting. Right now I don't plan on dosing ferts or adding pressurized CO2. I hope that helps.

    Best regards,

    Stuart


    Tankful in Vancouver!
     
  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Dennerle Anubias Nana 'Pinto'
    írja meg véleményét
    Family: Lythraceae
    Species:
    Anubias
    Native to: cultivar
    Area/height: foreground, up to 8 cm
    Light: medium
    Temperature: 22 - 28°C
    Growth: slow pH: 5 - 9
    Water hardness: very soft to hard
    CO2: low-high

    Before you go much further a few points on your Anubia
    It looks like its planted in the substrate if that is correct it will rot and die very quickly it should be attached to a piece of driftwood. Then there is the Co2 low-high.

    It might pay you to do a full plant requirement first.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. CRS Fan

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    The Anubias is attached to a piece of Dragon stone ATM. It looks like I've sourced my light too. It will be a Vertex Illuminix 12" (either a dolce sole or rosso). I'm getting really excited now!

    Best regards,

    Stuart


    Tankful in Vancouver!
     
  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you done a full plant list requirements yet as there could be different light and water requirements?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  11. CRS Fan

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    Most are Southeast Asian plants (Cryptocorynes, Barclaya, Anubias) with similar lighting requirements and none needing pressurized CO2 to grow. I will also eventually be adding Metricide as a carbon source. I will also be changing the hardscape soon as well..... More to come :)!

    Best regards,

    Stuart


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  12. keithgh

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    OK keep us informed please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  13. CRS Fan

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    Here are a few pics with the Vertex LED's. I am also going to rescape and add some Koke stone and remove the Dragon stone. This is a work in progress.....

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    Best regards,

    Stuart


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  14. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Koke stone

    Koke Stone is volcanic stone with a moderately rough surface and an angular shape; it is a new layout material with characteristics that help moss like Willow Moss take root. You can experience the shape and feel of these stones at our registered shops. Give them a try in your aquascapes that use moss.
    Info
    http://www.adana.co.jp/en/contents/products/materials/detail01.html

    Could be interesting to work with, it will also be interesting to see how it looks on your brown substrate.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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