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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Two T8 light or One T8 with LED combo

I am getting ready to build a new hood for my 15 gallon planted tank with diy co2. I currently have the hood that came with the tank with a 18" T8 Zoo Med Flora Sun 5000k. I am planning on making the hood be 5-8" above the water line. I had an idea to put two 18" T8 fixtures with the 5000k and 6500k. Another thought I had was to have the one T8 light with a couple of these LED lights I dont know, just trying to do something a little different. Let me know what you guys think.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 05:45 PM
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I doubt if those LED light bars will give enough PAR to be of any help. A pair of T8 bulbs should be plenty of light for a 12-13 inch high 15 gallon tank, with the bulbs about 5-7 inches above the top of the tank.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks. I was leaning that way anyway.
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