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Adam.schmidt89 12-10-2012 11:54 PM

36" 18 watt Stunner LED 8000K White is this enough??
 
36" 18 watt Stunner LED 8000K White I was wondering if this would be enough out put for my tank.. I wanna do low to medium light plants nothing to crazy with the high light mosses or anything. Just trying to find the best idea for what i should get. Tank is 46Lx18Tx24W


Thanks for all the help

Crob5965 12-11-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam.schmidt89 (Post 2105894)
36" 18 watt Stunner LED 8000K White I was wondering if this would be enough out put for my tank.. I wanna do low to medium light plants nothing to crazy with the high light mosses or anything. Just trying to find the best idea for what i should get. Tank is 46Lx18Tx24W


Thanks for all the help

I bought the Beamworks 600 on Ebay for under$50 although it doesnt seem to be as good as my T5HO for my plants it doue look great and my fish are showing a lot more color

I think it has 120 LED's and is supposed to put out 10K

micheljq 12-11-2012 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam.schmidt89 (Post 2105894)
36" 18 watt Stunner LED 8000K White I was wondering if this would be enough out put for my tank.. I wanna do low to medium light plants nothing to crazy with the high light mosses or anything. Just trying to find the best idea for what i should get. Tank is 46Lx18Tx24W


Thanks for all the help

They do not give any PAR readings or lumens for their led fixtures unfortunately. They look cool, but I stay away when I do not really know how much light they give.

Michel.

JoeGREEEN 12-11-2012 03:23 PM

large footprint for this light
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Adam.schmidt89 (Post 2105894)
36" 18 watt Stunner LED 8000K White I was wondering if this would be enough out put for my tank.. I wanna do low to medium light plants nothing to crazy with the high light mosses or anything. Just trying to find the best idea for what i should get. Tank is 46Lx18Tx24W

I would pass, on this

The thing is that your tank is 10"longer than the light and it is also very wide. So you are going to have to raise that 18watt light high enough to light the tank throuhout the mass of the water column. and doing this will probably give you very very low light. You didnt specify if you were going to dose with any type of co2 (liquid fert, diy ltr. bottle, paintball c02, etc)

So if you are going to go for a NPT with allot of medium light plants its a pass.

this is all IMO

Joe

cs_2340 12-11-2012 04:18 PM

Yeah definitely pass. They really are more for accent than primary source. Especially with the height of your tank....


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