The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Doing LED lighting on the cheap
View Single Post
Old 01-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #21
charlie_bebop
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 5
Default

OK, so I ordered two 20w floodlights off [Ebay Link Removed] Specification says 6500-7000K

Good:

Shadows and shimmer
Very little heat given off
Cheap

Bad

Not powerful enough - I have to get them right down to the surface, which limits the spread

The colours seem a little washed out compared to the Aqua-glo T8s I was using before, which made reds and blues really stand out.

I do like them though, so I was thinking to get a couple more stronger ones and use as the two middle, where the 20W would be outside. I'd also put one of the T8s near the front just to enhance colour.

I was wondering whether to go for the 30W or 50W for the middle ones - what do people think on a 60cm deep tank? Also, I don't want to overlight the discus

Last edited by charlie_bebop; 01-20-2013 at 10:40 AM.. Reason: atrociuos spelling
charlie_bebop is offline   Reply With Quote