Will Led Lighting Increase Or Decrease Algae?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Book em Danio, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Book em Danio

    Book em Danio New Member Member

    I'm considering buying an LED light for my 72 gallon bow front tank. Right now, with the standard fluorescent light, algae quickly grows on the glass top and artificial plants. Will an LED lighting system increase or help decrease the algae growth?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Hi there,
    Usually, LED lights promote the growth of plants and will restrict the growth of algae. What kind of LED light are you planning to buy?
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    LEDs can cause algae just as easily as fluorescents. It's all about light temp, time, and strength of the light.
     
  4. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    There we go, advice from the expert :).
    Do you mind checking out my thread? Really could use your help and experience: Marks On Silver Dollars?

    Thanks!
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Book em Danio

    Book em Danio New Member Member

    Was looking at the Aqueon Optibright Plus. Mostly because I like the simulated sunrise and sunset option.

    Pretty much what I expected. Thanks!
     
  6. dcutl002

    dcutl002 Well Known Member Member

    It is not the light (LED vs Flourescent): it is your balance. For plant growth you need Light, CO2, and fertilizer. Too much light = algae. So let your light be the limiting factor.
     




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