Led lighting for my new tank

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Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:09 am

Going to setup a 30*18*15 planted tank soon,so I need some suggestions for lighting.
The light frame would be a diy one.
Already have 20 modules of white 5730 led totaling 100 LEDs ~50w.

Are they enough?

I was thinking of adding another 20 modules of blue 5630 led(3 led per module).
Is that good lighting combination for plant growth or should I go for white leds + 10 blue + 10 red modules?

Need suggestions soon as I'll setup my tank in this week.

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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:51 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:52 am

ajinkyajin wrote:Going to setup a 30*18*15 planted tank soon,so I need some suggestions for lighting.
The light frame would be a diy one.
Already have 20 modules of white 5730 led totaling 100 LEDs ~50w.

Are they enough?

I was thinking of adding another 20 modules of blue 5630 led(3 led per module).
Is that good lighting combination for plant growth or should I go for white leds + 10 blue + 10 red modules?

Need suggestions soon as I'll setup my tank in this week.

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It will not a good combiation for aquatic plants.
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Re: RE: Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:00 pm

SCORPIO wrote:[quote="ajinkyajin"]Going to setup a 30*18*15 planted tank soon,so I need some suggestions for lighting.
The light frame would be a diy one.
Already have 20 modules of white 5730 led totaling 100 LEDs ~50w.

Are they enough?

I was thinking of adding another 20 modules of blue 5630 led(3 led per module).
Is that good lighting combination for plant growth or should I go for white leds + 10 blue + 10 red modules?

Need suggestions soon as I'll setup my tank in this week.

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It will not a good combiation for aquatic plants.[/quote]
I ditched the previous combination and now decided to use my existing 5730 modules along with 10 modules each of warm white n blue of 5630 led(3led/module).

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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby sushant » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:33 pm

Can we have the pic of the module you are talking about.

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Re: RE: Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:38 pm

sushant wrote:Can we have the pic of the module you are talking about.

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These are 5730 leds
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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:06 pm

Completed the light setup today...
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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:14 pm

I dont think that light is enough to grow plants successfully.
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Re: RE: Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby ajinkyajin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:19 pm

SCORPIO wrote:I dont think that light is enough to grow plants successfully.

From what I calculated I got approx 2.2 WPG,but I'll add some more if plants suffer.

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Re: Led lighting for my new tank

Unread postby sushant » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:45 pm

People have stop using WPG many years back as it doesn't have much of a relevance in modern lighting. Though it can give a rough idea for fluorescent tubes it cannot be applied to Leds.

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