Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby sushant » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:31 am

saikumar wrote:[quote="sushant"][quote="gauravgupta"]Right now My Tank size is 42 x 18 = 756 with 4 PLL Lights that mean tank requirement is above 15000 and present it is 9600 as per calculation.

I want to replace it with 3 x 16 watt LED flood light with 6500 Kelvin each. Is that good enough for tank?

Going by Rapidled's calculator for plants tanks you will need tanks footprint divided by 25 i.e 48x18/25= 34.56 Led. ( Their calculation is based on Cree Led ). For Led's like edison, exiled I guess you will require twice that number.

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does the formula assume any height? 1feet 3feet etc[/quote]
Nothing, but I assume this should hold good till 18".

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Unread postby Guest » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:31 am

[quote="saikumar"][quote="sushant"][quote="gauravgupta"]Right now My Tank size is 42 x 18 = 756 with 4 PLL Lights that mean tank requirement is above 15000 and present it is 9600 as per calculation.

I want to replace it with 3 x 16 watt LED flood light with 6500 Kelvin each. Is that good enough for tank?[/quote]
Going by Rapidled's calculator for plants tanks you will need tanks footprint divided by 25 i.e 48x18/25= 34.56 Led. ( Their calculation is based on Cree Led ). For Led's like edison, exiled I guess you will require twice that number.

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does the formula assume any height? 1feet 3feet etc[/quote]
Nothing, but I assume this should hold good till 18- 24".

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby sushant » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:31 am

saikumar wrote:[quote="sushant"][quote="gauravgupta"]Right now My Tank size is 42 x 18 = 756 with 4 PLL Lights that mean tank requirement is above 15000 and present it is 9600 as per calculation.

I want to replace it with 3 x 16 watt LED flood light with 6500 Kelvin each. Is that good enough for tank?

Going by Rapidled's calculator for plants tanks you will need tanks footprint divided by 25 i.e 48x18/25= 34.56 Led. ( Their calculation is based on Cree Led ). For Led's like edison, exiled I guess you will require twice that number.

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does the formula assume any height? 1feet 3feet etc[/quote]
Nothing, but I assume this should hold good till 18- 24".

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby jimclassic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:42 pm

I have a tank of size 24inch(L)x12inch(B)x18inch(H). I have put two LED bulbs of each 9W. Is it sufficient for the plants?

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Re: RE: Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby sushant » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:54 pm

jimclassic wrote:I have a tank of size 24inch(L)x12inch(B)x18inch(H). I have put two LED bulbs of each 9W. Is it sufficient for the plants?
Depends on the type of Led bulb. Ideally it should be able to support lowlight plants.

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Re: RE: Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby jimclassic » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:37 pm

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jimclassic wrote:I have a tank of size 24inch(L)x12inch(B)x18inch(H). I have put two LED bulbs of each 9W. Is it sufficient for the plants?
Depends on the type of Led bulb. Ideally it should be able to support lowlight plants.

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I am using Wipro 9W LED which has 900 LUMEN. Using TWO. So what factors I need to check to verify whether they are sufficient?

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby asheesh » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:54 pm

which all plants do you have? Plants like HC wont grow and for Anubis its fine
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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby jimclassic » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:20 pm

asheesh wrote:which all plants do you have? Plants like HC wont grow and for Anubis its fine


I have Amazon sword.

I have a question. Taking consideration of my tank size and LED preference, How much WATT should I use for a healthy plant growth?

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Re: RE: Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby sushant » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:43 pm

jimclassic wrote:[quote="asheesh"]which all plants do you have? Plants like HC wont grow and for Anubis its fine


I have Amazon sword.

I have a question. Taking consideration of my tank size and LED preference, How much WATT should I use for a healthy plant growth?[/quote]Watt per gallon doesn't hold good for LEDs, going by rapidled's guide you will require 12x24/28~11 x 3W led, but these calculation are for efficient Cree Led's, for less efficient chip you will have to use more. In case you are planning for low light plants like Amazon swords, I guess 2 of the bulbs that you are using right now will be more than sufficient.

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