You can try LED flood light set up, 50W equivalent to 300 watt metal halide flood light. The problem is getting 10000K, 14000K or 20000K light. 6500K is easily available in ebay
Isn't 6500 k good enough? Plenty of guys use it with success, myself included. one or two 10000 k would be ok, just to diversify the spectrum on offer a bit. .., but not necessary. And 20000 k is what marine coral/sea weed keepers want/need. Luckily, he is not one of them.
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:08 pm Post subject: Re: Lighting Issues - T5, T8, LED
PandianG, have u personally seen good results with LEDs? In Delhi, there is no person who has purchased LEDs who is satisfied with them as far as plant growth is concerned. it does not match with plant growth under flourescent lights ...
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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:52 am Post subject: Re: Lighting Issues - T5, T8, LED
The tank mentioned has less than 5 feet so at the max 3-4 LED flood lights ( I think this 4 may be more considering the depth, but keeping the higher side) with 30W should do the work, I had got 30W LED from a upper market shop recently for Rs:2500/- which should be less if one do little market research. Even if it is 2.5 k /unit ( it should be less as one gets more) it is going to cost less than 10K, considering the energy efficiency this should be good option if finance permits presently.
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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:41 am Post subject: Re: Lighting Issues - T5, T8, LED
this topoc always have mixed responses..... There are some people who say that they had excellent results on led flood lights and some who say that they are a waste. So is there any specific brand you people use(I mean the people with success) or it is the random china made ones are you refering to.
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