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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Mingdak LED Aquarium Hood Light

Is this a good light for growing plants. The seller says it is, but they want to sell it, right?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 05:34 AM
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48" version has 204 leds @ 33w... .16W diodes
and 1950 lumens..

OK for shallow tanks and low tech..

All depends on what you want it for..

Personally don't recommend anything short of .5W diodes (even if run near 1/2 that)

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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My plans are for a 40gallon breeder, with 3" substrate in the front and a bit deeper in the back. The light is the 30-36" version, 117 LEDs and full spectrum. PAR at 12" is 80, CT 6500K, luminance at 12" is 3000Lux. DIY CO2.

Would using one allow for low light plants with max of 15" deep to substrate? Would using 2 over the tank be good or bad?


I'm still trying to understand LEDs. I last used T5s back in 2005 or so!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 06:44 AM
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I have the same lights. Since no one responded, I'll post an update once I have some experience with them.
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