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Old 05-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Need idea on 6ft Planted Tank LED Lighting


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This is my first post in plantedtank.net . I am from Bangladesh. Planning to set a 6ft x 2ft x 2ft planted tank. as substrate i want to use minarelized substrate and pressurized CO2 system. But I am confused with the Lighting. At first I am think for MH but that is produce too much heat as well as intake a huge electricity. So i think about LED lighting. But in my country still LED light hood for planted aquarium not available. So I have to go for DIY hood. So please suggest me a guide line for making a DIY LED lighting system for my Tank.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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buy bunch of "plant growth blue" and "plant growth red" leds, buy driver/s and build chasis out of aluminium pipes. at least thats what im doing for trying out diy led effect on planth growth
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also you probably will need green or warm white leds for pleasant plant color to your eye.
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buy bunch of "plant growth blue" and "plant growth red" leds, buy driver/s and build chasis out of aluminium pipes. at least thats what im doing for trying out diy led effect on planth growth
thanks for the info. but how many LED light I have to use? and which brand will be best?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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Default Need idea on 6ft Planted Tank LED Lighting

On my 6ft tank I have a wooden canopy. Inside that I mounted 6 AH Supply 26 w LED bulbs and it looks awesome. My plants love it


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Old 05-16-2013, 06:52 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! Lots of great info around here.

http://www.buildmyled.com/ is a good place to start
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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I second that. I use buildmyled.com and really like them. Contact Nick there.. He will get you squared away

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Check these out. I read you should upgrade to the Meanwell drivers.
http://www.aquastyleonline.com/
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Nothing against LED (as I've not done them) but I've had great success with DIY CFL - worth checking out.
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