Thursday, January 8, 2015

LED Floodlight For Planted Tank

Using 20W LED floodlight for my 1.3ft tank. It is very easy to do, everyone should be able to DIY, just need to extent the wire to the wall socket. On second thought, I should not classify it as DIY :p

PAR reading:
The light is 15cm from water surface.
- 1cm above water: ~200 umol
- water surface: ~151 umol (sensor fully submerge)
- 20cm below water: ~46 umol
I surprise there is about 50umol drop between above and under water although it is roughly about 2cm different in distance from the light.


You can also do something like below which my friend did on his 3ft tank



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My last 2014 Scape

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Posting my last scape for the year 2014. Its an office nano tank. Tank size 1.3ft, roughly around 40x20x20cm. Substrate using ADA Amazonia as usual, I don't trust any other brand, and 20W LED flood light.

Front tank shot:

Some snapshots



Flora:
- Fissidens fontanus
- Bucephalandra Catherinae
- Hemianthus micranthemoides
- Monte Carlo
- Utricularia graminifolia
- Spiky moss
- Bolbitis
- Ludwigia sp super red

Fauna:
- Hyphessobrycon amandae (Ember tetra)
- Neocaridina heteropoda var. 'red'

Friday, November 28, 2014

AGA 2014 Present

Received early Christmas present from AGA.
 
 My AGA ribbon collection so far
 
AGA participants from Singapore:
< 28L:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show371.html
 http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show44.html

28L to 60L:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show42.html

60L to 120L:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show311.html 

120L to 200L:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show370.html
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show557.html
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show507.html
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show595.html

 200L to 320L:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show539.html

 Biotope:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2014/show477.html

Monday, November 24, 2014