220g Lighting Help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bettafanatic, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

    I'm slowly piecing together a 220g planted tank and need lighting help. I can't seem to find any lights that are good for 30in deep planted tanks. I did find this flood light and need to know if this would work? I would def buy more than 1 but would 50w at 6000k be adequate? Screenshot_20170415-222240.png
     
  2. Tanks and Plants

    Tanks and Plants Well Known Member Member

    Maybe you would want to try and research metal Halide bulbs. The draw back is that is that they do get very hot =
     
  3. Herkimur

    Herkimur Well Known Member Member

    Look up Fluval 2.0 Plant&Fresh LED.
    You're going to need red and blue wave length and I don't see how just daylight white will provide plants with a full spectrum.
    Besides, just having white light is really going to look hideous.
     




  4. OP
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    bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

    Those won't work. I was looking at them last night. I also need something that sits above the tank not on the hood as it will be open top.
     
  5. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    That tank is deep. Those cheap flood lights will not do much IMO and you will need something to pierce the water. How much are you willing to spend?
     
  6. OP
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    bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

    This tank is my dream tank and has taken me forever to save for it. I'm willing to spend whatever I need to get it the way I want it. I'm still piecing together everything so having to save for good lighting won't be a problem.
     
  7. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

  8. OP
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    bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

  9. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    Absolutely. PAR data:  
     
  10. OP
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    bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

    Awesome!!!! I didn't see the par data under the listing. Thanks so much!!!!
     
  11. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    You are welcome! Actually, raising the light 6 inches will give you a better light spread.
     
  12. OP
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    bettafanatic

    bettafanatic Well Known Member Member

    Ya it would have to be raised because of my turtle. I need to be able to set up a basking area and his uvb lamp on the side. He's going to be one happy reptile going from a 75g to his new 220g with live plants.
     
  13. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    Wunderbar!
     




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