Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby marsaiko » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:51 am

simple - as its exceeding 22, yes you are using more than extreme.


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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby marsaiko » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:49 am

as Partha's config is looking so much high even Im rethinking.
Can we say that LSI should be similarly treated to WPG rule? meaning different for nanos and normal tanks.
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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:58 am

marsaiko wrote:as Partha's config is looking so much high even Im rethinking.
Can we say that LSI should be similarly treated to WPG rule? meaning different for nanos and normal tanks.


Got a good point need to study then, but all light discussion are so confusing after few mins of breaking head I lost interest ;) .

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new lightning for my tank

Unread postby juanico » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:43 pm

hi guys

i am planning a new lightning for my tank. currently it is powered by 5x PLL 36 W, i think there is a better way.
tank: 60 x 16 x 20 inch.
i am aiming 15 lumens/si, so according to rajivs formula i need 14400 lm.

SCORPIO wrote:Type of Light --------------- Lumens produce per Watt
T12 -------------------------------------------- 61.5
T8 --------------------------------------------- 92
T5 ---------------------------------------------100
PLL -------------------------------------------- 75
CFL ------------------------------------------- 62
Incadescent Bulb ---------------------------- 14
Metal Helide ---------------------------------100
LEDs ------------------------------------------ 150-231


according to this table i would need 144W T5 ( HO i think) or 96W LED.
right?
what is the better choice? T5HO or LED?
how much is T5 or LED...diy?

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:52 am

Readymade LEDs of 10, 20 and 30 watt respectively in price 600, 1100 and 1500 are available in Bhagirat place. They also don't need any type of reflector and ready to run. I am also going to buy these LEDs.
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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby bmukh » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:36 am

Juanico,
T5 or LEds? I have tried/trying both. LEDs are expensive but they have lower electricity cost. Their output is also pretty impressive. However, they tend to focus a 'spot', and the light isn't too scattered. So if you have something like a cube, LED it is, but any longish tank, it should be T5HO. My cube 9rockscape) has one 50 watts LED and one 36 watts PLL. The 4 feeter has 4 55 watts T5HO.

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:05 am

T5HO are the best if you want to spread lighting equally in whole the aquarium. I am also using both LEDs/T5s. I like the performance of T5s.
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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby juanico » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:28 am

ok, then i'll use the 10 or 20 W LED for my small tanks and will get T5 for my big tank.
is bhagirath place open on saturaday and sunday?

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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:42 am

juanico wrote:ok, then i'll use the 10 or 20 W LED for my small tanks and will get T5 for my big tank.
is bhagirath place open on saturaday and sunday?


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Re: Lighting in Planted Aquariums.

Unread postby juanico » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:05 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
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ok, thanks, then i'll try saturday