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cheap led light from amazon, anyone tried?

I am looking for light for my 5 gallon lowtech.
been looking at lamps like this its 2.5 or 3 watts with mostly white led
never used led....):

CL-48 Aquarium Fish Tank Lighting Clip Lamp 48 LED...
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We need a little more info my friend.

What are you planning on using the light for? A low tech nano setup? or a high tech with co2 injection? or maybe a liquid carbon setup. or is it going to just have fish only?
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Your better off getting "Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights, Cliplight" for a couple bucks more if you want something that's known to grow plants well.

I don't see any par ratings on the other one but Finnex uses daylight LEDs.

Just my thoughts on the matter


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it will be lowtech planted with crypts and moss.
Yes I did notice that there are no kelvin ratings...is 3 watt enough?
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I cant seem to find the fugeray at a good price in canada
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This eBay seller seems to have pretty good shipping prices to Canada. Not much more than US shipping

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thank for the link.
I have the specs for a more affordable light...26$shipped.

?LED: LG opto 0.5W x 6 operated at constant current 135mA, total power consumption:3W

?LED color selections: All wihte(6500K x 6) or White/Blue(4 x white 6500K + 2 x blue)

the question I have is,
3watts enough to grow crpts and moss in a 5gal?
there is another model with 6white 2blue and 1red will this be good for plants? red is used for fruiting?

I have been trying to learn about led light... Don't understand the watts....hope someone takes a look in the next few days.... or I will find out by ordering it
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thank for the link.
I have the specs for a more affordable light...26$shipped.

?LED: LG opto 0.5W x 6 operated at constant current 135mA, total power consumption:3W

?LED color selections: All wihte(6500K x 6) or White/Blue(4 x white 6500K + 2 x blue)

the question I have is,
3watts enough to grow crpts and moss in a 5gal?
there is another model with 6white 2blue and 1red will this be good for plants? red is used for fruiting?

I have been trying to learn about led light... Don't understand the watts....hope someone takes a look in the next few days.... or I will find out by ordering it

Yeah it should be. I have a 2w LED ikea lamp growing some crypts. I'd say java moss wouldn't have a problem but some of the other mosses like christmas moss or flame moss might have troubles.


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glad to hear, I ordered it should arrive in a couple weeks.
time will tell.
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The light is awesome. Much brighter then i thought. Very nice desighn goes well with the fluval chi 5g.
moss, crypt and water sprite growing very well.
The company is from taiwan, very good service with personalized note for a great year all for 26.00 shipped! Dolphine clip light.
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