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125g long planted

I will be starting the setup of my 125g long as soon as i get the led lights. I have 3x30 watt 6500k lights coming. will that be enough? will the spectrum be ok? should I add any stand alone blue or red? The tank will be co2 injected, 20g sump filter, diy substrate ( peat moss, kelp meal, iron clay, and black diamond blasting media for the cap ). The tank will be all asian plants and fish.
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http://www.amazon.com/Waterpoof-Outdoor-Security-Floodlight-Equivalent/dp/B006STWHE4/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1399091439&sr=8-15&keywords=30+watt+led+floodlight a guy from another forum uses these only in 10 watt. he uses 2 for a 40g breeder.
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I would love to know more about these lights also and what kind of par they put out.


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i do not know anyone with a par meter. i am just going on someones word, and lots of pics.
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i have sent a message to the seller regarding the PAR, or info on the array so i can look it up myself
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It might be enough for a 125g. Are you planning to use them in a hood? Because they'll flood the entire room with light.

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Thank you basil. i am now second guessing 90 watts. i may do 150 watts. yes it will have a full canopy, not that it matters any. the 125 is in my reptile room. only place i have for it.
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i am a few weeks away from setup. have to rehome my african cichlids to the 55 when i get new bottom frame for it. waiting on a plant supplier to contact me back as to if and when he will be able to collect the plants i requested. all substrate and drift wood is on hand already. now with the info from the thread basil linked to me, i have to cancel my order and upgrade to different lights, and have better aftermarket drivers on hand.
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i can however post a few pics of my 29g planted tank that i started a week ago.Click image for larger version

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the tank is overstocked but healthy, i think i have 40 inches of fish in a 29g. the plants are amazon sword, argentine sword, anubias nana, tropica sword x2, 3 different apogenton species and i do not know what they are, dwarf hair grass all over, 2 red tiger lotus, waiting to grow, cryptocoryne wendtii x5, cryptocoryne lutea x5, onion plant x2, and some thing my wife got that i dont know what it is, but it came with snails.
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