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Jeff Lefkowitz
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Username: jeffedl

Post Number: 212
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 01:13 pm:       

We buy full spectrum lighting for the tanks, but we're told to change them frequently because "they lose their efficacy to the spectrum." So as I'm changing the water this morning I realize: "Why can't that be measured?" If the issue is that it's emitting light, why couldn't some really smart physicist create a palatte which would respond a certain way when exposed to minimum levels of full spectrum light? Or have pieces of the palatte respond to certain portions of the spectrum to identify the efficacy?

Am I missing something, or is this product out there? If anyone makes money off this, expect a lawsuit 'cause now its documented I thought of it first :-)
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 199
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 01:56 pm:       

Well I guess you would need a spectrum analyzer. Take a course in Optoelectronics
Filter and heater $80
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1679
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 04:14 pm:       

There are lux meters. http://www.milwaukeetesters.com/
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Jeff Lefkowitz
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Username: jeffedl

Post Number: 214
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 10:12 pm:       

There goes another chance to get rich :-)
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April
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Username: jumpingtadpoles

Post Number: 1292
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:23 am:       

I wanna know why heaters, filters and other various aquarium things don't have some sort of switches
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Night Eyes
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Username: nighteyes

Post Number: 1678
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 03:29 am:       

mine do:-) but i built a custom power strip that has indivudual switches for each outlit :-)
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9497
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:06 am:       

And a $4 power strip from WalMart costs less and is easier. Flip one switch to turn it all off and 8 minutes later - after the water change - one flip and it's all back on...

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