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Diy, high light, led set up

I want to do a diy, high light, led set up for a standard 55gal. I know that plants use red and blue light for growth. So I found some leds spacificly for plants, that have 400nm to 840nm. It uses mainly red and blue, so the light it produces looks purple-ish/fuchsia. I was thinking of doing 30 of these and 30 White leds (so I can see my tank)
Will this work?
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This is the result of one red bulb and one regular bulb in a two bulb T5HO fixture.
The resultant Cladophoria algae is not the point. A 10g has no business/w two bulbs
of T5HO unless perhaps injected CO2 is also there. But these pictures are of the same tank almost at the same time, I just did a color correction in the second one in my
photo shop. But the point actually is that you can expect similar results from your 30/30 bulb combo.




However long your tank is you only need about one red bulb and one blue bulb per foot of light strip. Two would be good also but not past that or this is likely.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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This is the result of one red bulb and one regular bulb in a two bulb T5HO fixture.
The resultant Cladophoria algae is not the point. A 10g has no business/w two bulbs
of T5HO unless perhaps injected CO2 is also there. But these pictures are of the same tank almost at the same time, I just did a color correction in the second one in my
photo shop. But the point actually is that you can expect similar results from your 30/30 bulb combo.




However long your tank is you only need about one red bulb and one blue bulb per foot of light strip. Two would be good also but not past that or this is likely.

I should have mentioned I will be doing pressurized co2, and also they're not bulbs. This is what I'm talking about.http://m.ebay.com/itm/1W-3W-full-spe...295?nav=SEARCH

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Others may correct me but.

Think purple looking led's in that nm range are for emmersed growth conditions.
Not typically used for submerged growth within a tank.

After testing maybe a combination of these and "white" led's may provide something appealing.
1:1 may not be a good ratio though.


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