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LED's for planted tanks
Old 04-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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LED's for planted tanks

Has anyone experimented with LED's or actually uses them still for planted tanks. I know they were supposed to be the next rage but were expensive. They are coming down in price now so I would be curious to know any updated info. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
 
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I haven't sat down and really looked into LEDs in a while, but the LED you would need for a planted tank are still pretty expensive.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
 
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I looked into it, and the generic "light your tank" LEDS are not too bad. The ones with the proper spectrum for plants are still, in my opinion, not yet cost-effective. At least, I can't afford them!
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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Agreed the LEDs with the intensity and spectrum for the planted tank are just to costly to justify investment.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
 
I'm running LEDs on my fluval edge, its rated for 6500k but the reaction from my plants arent as spectacular as my plants under a CFL. They can be expensive but if you DIY, it can be fairly cheap, My MR11's cost 25 bucks for 2 bulbs, but they are expected to last for much longer than halogen and will keep their spectrum for longer than CFLs.
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