LED Lighting for a 55 gallon
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
xiaxia
Planted Member
 
xiaxia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 188
Question

LED Lighting for a 55 gallon


Hi everyone.

I was wondering if it is ok to ask for a LED build for a 55 long gallon tank.
Just need something around medium lighting.

It's just going to be some crypts, rotala, some moss, and dhg for foreground.

Thanks for anyone's input.
__________________

xiaxia is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (174/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,676
Default

A finned fugeray 48" would certainly suit that requirement.I would not consider the marine land double bright led fixtures unless you were intending to run multiple lamps. They would definitely be low light.
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
xiaxia
Planted Member
 
xiaxia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
A finned fugeray 48" would certainly suit that requirement.I would not consider the marine land double bright led fixtures unless you were intending to run multiple lamps. They would definitely be low light.
Thank youu ~
__________________

xiaxia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
GOJIRADOR
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 77
Default

Ive got a bunch of crypts in my 55 gallon if youre looking for some
GOJIRADOR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
dbosman@msu.edu
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Lansing, MI, USA
Posts: 2,710
Default

I use twenty four 3 watt LED emitters running at 670 mA on my 75g tank. It's about four inches off the tank and probably ought to be a couple inches higher as it's a bit bright. Plant growth has been excellent.

A dozen Cree emitters running at 1 amp, mounted to a 48" aluminum "yard stick" would probably suit your needs. I suggest spending the extra $10 or so for a dimming driver.

There is a thread on here somewhere that covers that. I've spent ten minutes looking for it though, with no success.
dbosman@msu.edu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:37 AM   #6
xiaxia
Planted Member
 
xiaxia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 188
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GOJIRADOR View Post
Ive got a bunch of crypts in my 55 gallon if youre looking for some
Thank you but I have plenty of crypts also (:

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbosman@msu.edu View Post
I use twenty four 3 watt LED emitters running at 670 mA on my 75g tank. It's about four inches off the tank and probably ought to be a couple inches higher as it's a bit bright. Plant growth has been excellent.

A dozen Cree emitters running at 1 amp, mounted to a 48" aluminum "yard stick" would probably suit your needs. I suggest spending the extra $10 or so for a dimming driver.

There is a thread on here somewhere that covers that. I've spent ten minutes looking for it though, with no success.
I have never done DIY LED lights before so this sounds doable.
__________________

xiaxia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #7
theblondskeleton
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
theblondskeleton's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Posts: 545
Default

You can probably find everything you need to know at the DIY LED FAQ in my sig. You can go as simple or complex as you like!
theblondskeleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012