Looking for LED light fix. for 45 gal
Hey guys, tons of topic around the forum but none are helping me out.
I was looking at DIY but the prices are $300 to $500. So I thought, why not check out the premade fixtures people use, first?
I have a heavily planted tank. I have DHG, red plants, all the high maintenance requiring stuff. So I want a unit to my meet my plant's needs. Tank height is 16" by 12 x 48. Im not interested in the dimable shenanigans. The only reason Im looking into leds is because Im tired of changing bulbs.
Heres a quote Im really interested in:
So I guess I need to make sure there are neutral white leds.
What kind of led fixtures are people using who have a high tech tank?
Get two kessil a150w. I want one so bad but Im not sure if one will be enough on a 30 inch tank :(
I have also been looking at Rapid LED par38s which have warm and cool whites but Im not sure the balance.
If I was super rich I would just get a radion because that thing is amazing!
Either way a good LED set up is gonna run 300 - 500 and I prefer the finished look of these products over DIY. Plus I am not good at DIYing ;)
Heres a kessil in action this tank is awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP8mjsR-O-I
Thanks. Im liking the LED PAR38 as it is minimal and saving on money. I just need to know temp. and more reviews of people using them on their planted tank. 2 for my tank would be around $150 to $200.
The kessil a150w seem too expensive. $450 or so for two. Im sure there are other fixtures for that price range that might challenge it. Again, I will have to look.
With either, I dont know if they are overkill for my tank or how high I need them above the tank. I saw some guy hang the par38s from his ceiling. I mean, talk about overkill!! I dont want to hang something THAT high. He was gettin par of 100 without water, on substrate from that height. Cant I get that fixture for half the price, push out 100 par but from right above my waterline? I prefer if I can have the fixture underneath my hood. But seeing how every fixture has a fan for vent, I might need to go hoodless. I dont mind it, as long as I get the perfect fixture for the perfect price.
Most likely I will get 2 or 3 of the Rapid LED fixtures with 80 degree optics. I think at 80 degree optics I will mount them at about 1'/1.5' above the tank using goosenecks and have high light. When you see them on the ceiling thats usually very narrow optics.
Heres a link of them over a freshwater tank
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