My Aquaria

A loose diary of my own planted tanks

LED Lighting for Planted Freshwater Aquaria

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in All Categories, My Aquaria | 0 comments

LED Lighting for Planted Freshwater Aquaria

New High-Power LEDs are quite suitable for planted tanks. First results after 4 months. During a presentation in July 2011 I learned about using LEDs as a light source for planted tanks. Interestingly, LEDs are already being used in some greenhouse environments and experiments with terrestrial plants have apparently led to promising results. The spectrum of light emitted...Read More

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My Own Aquaria: Part 2 of 3 (The Small Tank)

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in All Categories, My Aquaria | 0 comments

My Own Aquaria: Part 2 of 3 (The Small Tank)

Aquarium 2 After I showed off my first, and oldest tank last week, I will share some more pictures and technical details of my second tank with you this week. Building this cabinet involved a lot of experimentation during the design phase. Big thanks go out to Tischlerei Beckmann, who went through this with me in meticulous detail. Here’s a total view of it: And...Read More

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My Own Aquaria: Part 1 of 3 (The Big Tank)

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in All Categories, My Aquaria | 0 comments

My Own Aquaria: Part 1 of 3 (The Big Tank)

I get frequent requests by my customers to show my own tanks and I have decided to present each of them here in a continuing three-part series. I will update each post as the tanks change over time until the day when they will finally get replaced. I am starting this series with my oldest and biggest tank. It is in no way an ideal setup but then again it could be worse....Read More

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