I have been told you can take shop lights and put saltwater bulbs in them and use them for fish tank lights does anyone know if this is so
I guess my real question is, would it be viable for my plants? Like, would the bulbs still work correctly?If you have the skill do it. You can do diy stuff that the best name brands can't even touch. For the same price or way less. Unless you're spending the money on sodium, LEDs are the way to go.
Ah, okay. That's what I was wanting to know. Thanks a ton!The LED lights that the King of DIY are not suitable for plants.
You could probably grow maybe some duckweed, java moss, java fern and anacharis with them, but that's about it.
I think he even go in depth on why they wouldn't work well, and if you want proof yourself, look at the large tank with the biggest arowana in it. It has those LEDs packed in there and it barely lights up the tank.
Pretty much, the cheapest most efficient option is to build your own fixture. You're still looking at $200+ though.Ah, okay. That's what I was wanting to know. Thanks a ton!
Any suggestions on a decently budget friendly LED that'd be suitable?