11-13-2011, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxillius
I use Flourish once a week and have a gravel like earth made by fluval underneath my gravel! I do not have a kit to test for plant tho. thank you while I was looking on the net I noticed those led tube 7 watt 18 inch that would fit my setup, specs are
Input Voltage: 85-265VAC
Color: Day White (Warm/Day/Natural White Available)
LED Qty: 120 Super Bright DIP LEDs
Lumens: ~550 lumens (DW)
Materials: Aluminum extruded back heat sink. Enclosed in a clear PC tube. Thick AL circuit board.
Power Consumption: 7W
Beam Angle: 120°
Dimension: 4.92 ft (5ft), 3.93 ft (4ft), or 1.96 ft (2ft), 1.5 (18 Inch)
Lumenous Maintenance: ~80% at 80,000 Hrs.
Approvals: cETLus - ETL US Approved (4 Ft 17 watt DIP/SMD Tubes)
Work Environment: IP54 & Indoor use (applicable for dry environment)
Warm White: 3700 Kelvin; ~ 600 lumens - Yellowish Light
Natural White 4100 Kelvin; ~ 650 lumens - Slight Pink Light
Daylight White: 5500 Kelvin; ~ 700 lumens - Pure Day White
Cool White: 7000 Kelvin; ~ 700+ lumens - Bluish Light
would those be any good? :)
The numbers look good. The daylight white and cool white would be the best, in combination if that is possible. If not, then the daylight alone. But I am not sure this is adequate light.
LED light is something I know little about; from my research, many believe it is usually insufficient, esp over larger tanks, or the cost for sufficient fixtures is considerable. Having said that, I have seen LED used over smaller tanks, say 10-20g in one of my local fish stores, and the plant growth after a few months under this was very good. But that is a lot of LED (2 units) over a small tank.