light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

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light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:42 pm

Sir,
I made a mistake,i made my aquarium size 3ft*2ft*2ft.I want to make it a plant aquarium.MY AQUARIUM HIGHT IS 2 FT In that case lightning arrangement calculation procedure what you describe earlyer(LIGHT REQUIR=LENGTH OF AQUARIUM X BREADTH OF AQUARIUM XLEVEL OF LIGHT),may be same or not?in that case should i consider water temperature increase for light arrangement and should i add cooling system?pl guide me.



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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby sushant » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:27 pm

T5HO with good reflector caneasily penetrate till that depth, or you can go with LEDs.
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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby mats » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:56 am

Also mh if weather is conducive and you are growing high light plants.

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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:59 am

sushant wrote:T5HO with good reflector caneasily penetrate till that depth, or you can go with LEDs.


LEDs will be the good and feasible option.
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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:49 pm

in case of LED or Metal Halide or T5 how calculate the watt of light arrangement?????
light required in aquarium=length of aquarium X breadth of aquarium X level of light
=36inch X 24 inch X17 lumen/sq. inch(high light)
=14688 lumen (high light)
for T5-->14688/100=147W
for LED-->14688/150(minimum)=98W

IS THAT CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATION LIGHT CAPACITY REQUIRED???????????????

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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby hirakjyoti » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:53 pm

IN THAT LIGHT ARRANGEMENT HEAT MUST BE GENERATED SO CHILAR MAY BE REQUIRED OR NOT?

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:09 pm

hirakjyoti wrote:IN THAT LIGHT ARRANGEMENT HEAT MUST BE GENERATED SO CHILAR MAY BE REQUIRED OR NOT?



No need of Chiller. Just add fan.
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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby mats » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:59 am

Sushant mentioned t5 HO. They are any day better than t5 for planted tank. Have used both and feel so
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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:06 pm

t5HO is not available in India, correct me if I am wrong.

You can use Pll or T5s, lower the water level in the starting is better to ease the initial hurdle.
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Re: light arrangement for 2ft hight plant aquarium

Unread postby GauravSingh » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:08 am

parthapratim22 wrote:t5HO is not available in India, correct me if I am wrong.

You can use Pll or T5s, lower the water level in the starting is better to ease the initial hurdle.


T5HO is available here. I just switched to T5HO from cree.