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post #46 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 03:34 PM
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Hello,

I would like to buy a LED lamp for my aquarium. The water height is 50cm (20 in), and the aquarium lenght is 115cm (45 in). I have pressurized CO2 system.

I saw the PAR chart, but it only shows the PAR at 15cm (6 in) deep, so it is almost useless. Can somebody give me an advise to buy Fluval Plant LED or other plant led lamp???

I would like to have medium or medium high light level.

Thank you.

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post #47 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 07:25 PM
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get two of the fluval units, you will like them
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post #48 of 102 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 11:44 PM
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i love my fluval 48-60 im thinking of adding a finexx or probably a satellite+ for higher par with the fluval im growing hcs with my single 48 tho im pressure co2 and just added the hc's id like some of the fade effects as well im running 10hrs lately and swords and wisteria are flying up the anubus is slow and im sure some of my plants would be slow even with a metal halide light anyway
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Hello,

I would like to buy a LED lamp for my aquarium. The water height is 50cm (20 in), and the aquarium lenght is 115cm (45 in). I have pressurized CO2 system.

I saw the PAR chart, but it only shows the PAR at 15cm (6 in) deep, so it is almost useless. Can somebody give me an advise to buy Fluval Plant LED or other plant led lamp???

I would like to have medium or medium high light level.

Thank you.

C.F.
The Marineland Aquatic Plant lights will provide around 83 PAR at a 24" depth. With your tanks 20" depth, your PAR values would be even higher and would support plants with high light requirements. Your pressurized CO would be put to good use. I am using them on a 56 gallon column aquarium and my plants 'pearl' daily. Build quality is excellent and the built in timer in awesome too!

For what's it's worth, I started this thread last summer and was turned off by the lack of information Fluval provided on PAR values. From what's been posted in the past year, I'm glad I didn't get the Fluvals due to the depth of my tank (24") and my interest in being able to grow plants with high light requirements.
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I may have to update my opinion....my plants are growing insanely stacked and healthy with two 24 inch fluvals on a 37tall....I had to remove one unit and reduce the photoperiod. these units do penetrate.
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I totally agree Mike. These lights are great. I'm getting awesome growth from all plants including my normally slow growing crypts. (Does anyone know what crypts they are. Bright purple underside, olive green top side)? My dad acquired them in the 60's and no LFS here sells them or even knows what they are.
Here are two pics showing day one after installing the Fluval and then two weeks progress.
We don't have Finnex lights here in Australia so I can't compare but I'm very happy so far.
Went from 4 x 54w T5HO, 2 powerglo, 2 6500k using Hagen Glo kits with individual Gieseman reflectors, to 3 x 30w 6500k led floodlights to the current 1 x 48w Fluval.
Had to turn up my CO2 as I started getting a little BBA.
Getting good pearling 10 minutes after light on. Had to wait an hour or so running the T5's.
No regrets here.
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What crypt are those?

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post #54 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 07:02 AM
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What crypt are those?

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Wish I knew mate. Got some people onto it. Hope to get an answer soon.
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Hi guys and gals. I found this thread via a google search and thought I'd add my two cents and ask some questions as well. I have one of the 48" units on my 55. I've noticed while crypts are doing well, my micro sword is slowly browning and my telanthera slowly rotted Away from the base up.

Some have said this is due to lack of light. Others have mentioned its due to no co2. I have a pressurized co2 kit on the way and will see if that turns things around. Any other suggestions? If this isn't enough light for medium to high light plants, what are some other led options to supplement the fluval with?
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the co2 might help vut the only fix for low light is 2 low lights or 1 bright light
im thinking of adding 1 current plant + to double the light . I have the fluval plant 48.60
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post #57 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 10:55 PM
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i just discoverd something about this light were comparing apples to parnges?

finnex....bml... sat+ all have par at 90* well our fluvals are 5200 and i see the BOX states 120* not 90* so the light would be more like a flood light not a spot light and low par at the edges especially?
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post #58 of 102 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 05:56 AM
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Did Fluval ever release PAR data for the other lights in the series, like the Nano?
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post #59 of 102 (permalink) Old 03-10-2014, 10:46 PM
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Hey all,

I just purchased a 24" model for my 29 gallon tank - will this suffice for low-medium lighting? Would it be overkill to add a Finnex Planted+ or should I replace the Fluval LED if I want plants that need higher light?
post #60 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 09:05 PM
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Fluval Video on PAR. lol. Still no numbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj96LG3nFuE


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Did Fluval ever release PAR data for the other lights in the series, like the Nano?
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