What Color Lights Do Plants Need?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Dillan Murphy, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Dillan Murphy

    Dillan MurphyValued MemberMember

    What color lights do plants need. My light has red green blue and white I can choose the percentages of the lights what should that be.
  2. oldsalt777

    oldsalt777Well Known MemberMember

    Hello Dill...

    Any light in the 5500 to 6500K range should be suitable for the simpler, easy to grow plants.

  3. Vishaquatics

    VishaquaticsWell Known MemberMember

    A few reds and a lot of whites are ideal for planted tanks. Some greens and blues sprinkled in also help.
  4. aniroc

    anirocWell Known MemberMember

    Whatever the plants like...you'll not like. It is the red and blue out of the entire white spectrum...kind of purple for your eye...
  5. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, red and blue mostly, but all wavelengths are used to some degree.
  6. OP
    Dillan Murphy

    Dillan MurphyValued MemberMember

    I read that red and green white at 100% and blue at 15% is 8000k so that what I have it set as
  7. Sharkesse

    SharkesseValued MemberMember

    Huh, I always thought blues were more focused for coral in marine setups, but that's probably at a higher concentration? TIL!