02-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JDM
This is one of the reasons that I didn't get a kit to start out i just figured that i t wasnt the best equipment. The standard hood light will not work for plants... I did not know that at the time.
I guess I lost track of your previous mention of this. Yes, double bright.
From what I've read, the double bright will work for low-light plants. I imagine you could probably extend the light period a few hours. I'm no expert but I wouldn't have it on for more than 12-14 hrs. According to MarineLand, their Reef ready LED system will work for planted tanks but it's also the most expensive... imagine that
Personally, I am going back to flourescent until the LED technology becomes more affordable and comparable to current standards.