Test Cheap Led Floods And Chinese Seeds

Discussion in 'Misc. Reviews' started by Littlebudda, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Littlebudda

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    So while talking on another thread I decided to do a test on how well a cheap led flood light will grow plants and also some carpet plant seeds that I got from China for $2. I think this will run for about a month and I will update with pics every couple of days.

    So the test tank is about 15gal


    The light I'm testing 50w led spotlight 6500k cool white cost $22 on eBay

    The seeds are from wish and where $2 free delivery

    Substrate is black silica was in petstock and they had it half price $12 for a 5kg bag

    So scrubbed tank added sand and seeds

    Added a small amount of water as I don't want the seeds floating away
  2. OP

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    Day 1


    Well hopefully add other plants about 2-3 days after seeds germinate and I can fill the water level higher
  3. OP

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    So a quick update found that after a couple of days we had no seed germination and thought maybe being winter that it's to cold.

    So as a test I threw some seeds into a plastic container with a tiny bit of water and floated it in the 55gal and we have success.

    So have to move out of the house this week so will let the seedlings get another week of growth and then transfer them to the tank and top up water and then start the light test
  4. Mscatipilr

    MscatipilrValued MemberMember

    How are your wish plants doing? I just got some seeds from wish also and am curious as to how they will work out :)
  5. OP

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    Not so great they were doing well until I had to put some goldfish in there as a temp holding area and as Goldieā€™s do they ripped every plant up
  6. Mscatipilr

    MscatipilrValued MemberMember

    Ahh I see. Too bad. But sounds like the seeds can do well. I have some to plant, not sure where or how I want to do it. I think im going to fill a turkey baster with water add the seeds directly to the substrate since the tanks already have fish in them :)
  7. OP

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    I found that the germination was much higher for the seeds not fully submerged

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