Led lighting is it ok Question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by grfresconero, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    I got this multi colored 80 led strip 10000k with a remote controller for 49 euro.
    Now what i am asking is it ok, it`s got red,green, blue & pure white with dim control & all the inbetween color phases
    you can imagine. Plant`s like it and all my fish got really good color`s.
  2. AquariaUKValued MemberMember

    I'm not an expert on lighting but I think it should be ok, I've heard people use it. The reds are meant to help photosynthesis or something :)
    And a happy new year!
  3. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    Thank`s for your reply. Am asking if you know about which colors calm my pet`s down.
    The lighting is not like Christmas lights, but change from one color to the next as i choose.
  4. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Is it a DIY fixture, or do you have a product link?
    Which tank is it on and what is the height of the tank?
    What wattage are the diodes?

    If it's around 18" high, you could be ok for plants. Generally around 18" is the max/border line for 6700k [T5's] [I think, without cross checking]

    10000k tends to be better suited for 2 foot tanks.

    Of course, the above is based on the lights being directly above the tank, if you have them raised (about 4", 10cm) you may be ok. LEDs are relatively new to FW planted aquariums, so I'm not entirely sure how it works [I'm better with Reef tanks and LED]

    The colours in your fixture seem pretty good though, just might be a matter of height.

    See if the following gives you some help: https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/lighting/133645-2900-lumen-leds.html
  5. grfresconeroValued MemberMember

    Yes it`s DIY fixture ,just a strip of LED`s 2.5 meter long with double adhisive bought at a electric super store ,the depth is 12 inch`s. The pic tank.
  6. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    I dont see what it will hurt, might not provide tons of lights for any live plants you might have but def wont hurt the fish.

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