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Old 10-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Led Lights...?


has anybody tried the led strip lights from ebay sticky back cut to size roll on a ac/dc power converter would these work..i mean i know people use them in cars..different colors..but if i got a set of bright white..think they would work ..thoughts ..
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Do a forum search and you'll find that it's been tried, tried, and tried again. Unless you're looking for "moon lighting", those SMD strip lights will NOT produce enough light to grow plants.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Do a forum search and you'll find that it's been tried, tried, and tried again. Unless you're looking for "moon lighting", those SMD strip lights will NOT produce enough light to grow plants.
plans are for a super low tech shrimp tank..still no good..
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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maybe formoss
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for moss or some low light plant
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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5050SMDs work great for shallow tanks and low-to-medium light levels.

I've even had high light from them on a tank that's about six inches deep.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:57 AM   #7
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mind would be going on a 20L shrimp tank..nothing fancy.just some type of ground cover
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:15 AM   #8
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Using 2 DIY 5050SMD strips



The amount of light it puts out is pretty high. My nana petites are growing at an insane rate emersed.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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Using 2 DIY 5050SMD strips



The amount of light it puts out is pretty high. My nana petites are growing at an insane rate emersed.
can i get some more detail photos of the lighting system and also pictures of the tank how bright it is
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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can i get some more detail photos of the lighting system and also pictures of the tank how bright it is
+1 looks great!
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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The tank is about 17 inches wide. So it's two 5050SMD strips of that length, daisy chained together at the end with a connector wire. Just plugs into a standard 2A power adapter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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and what's the box behind it...another light..?
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It's the top of the Fluval Edge. Check some of the tank journals here on TPT for photos of those tanks.

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and what's the box behind it...another light..?
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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iv seen em before but didnt know if it contained a light filter or what
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can i get some more detail photos of the lighting system and also pictures of the tank how bright it is
Here is the thread for this tank.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=192220
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