Is this enough lighting to sustain low-light plants?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Huskiesandfishies, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    The 2nd one doesnt even look like its made for aquariums... You need to have about 6500 Kelvin in a LED for planted tanks.

  3. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    It's a DIY project, its what he wrapped around the PVC pipe, is there a way to measure Volts to kelvin??

  4. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

  5. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    I was trying to diy for much cheaper haha!
  6. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Hmm, maybe someone else will chime in, I'm not good with DIY projects so I just buy the finished product lol.
  7. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Haha thank you anyway, Im going to buy egg crate for the aquarium top too :p
  8. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    What the heck is egg crate? lol
  9. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

  10. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

  11. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh wow neat... I just laid my rocks right on the glass in a sturdy position so they wouldnt fall. But the OP mentioned they would use it for the aquarium top. What purpose would that serve?

    I would only use LEDs made specifically for aquariums... different light spectrum could cause all kinds of algae issues imo.
  12. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Its the 6000-6500k light range, and Im using it in place of a glass top, keep the fish from jumping out. xD

    This is the place I got the idea for that spotlight, pretty planted tank
  13. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You'd probably want to check with Dolfan, he's an expert in plants and all.
  14. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

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  15. KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    They are just under 2.5 lbs each.
  16. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Yeah I found that shortly after, Just wonder how hot they get, a video said not very hot. but I dont want to chance it until I know from first hand experience either lol
  17. KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    LED's are a lot cooler than other types of lighting - I can touch mine with my fingers right now and they have been on for 4 hours - they are barely warm!

    Mine are LED strip lighting sold at LFS. I have 4 sets about 2' long each on my 55gal.
  18. HuskiesandfishiesValued MemberMember

    Does yours sustain plants? I think that DIY project at the start using strip lighting
  19. JswinWell Known MemberMember

    That's pretty cool. I may buy that strip light and adhere it to the weak light that came with my fluval spec v tank for some extra boost. Maybe then my Berta won't be living in the shade.

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
  20. KarenLMWell Known MemberMember


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