Marineland LED vs. T5
first off, new to the forum.
i used to have a beautiful 80 gallon planted tank a few years ago. had to give it away to a family friend because of job constraints. now that i'm more settled, i'm going to be putting together another tank setup, but this time a rimless cubed 70 gallon.
here's my question: how effective is LED lighting? i know all the benefits in terms of energy usage, less heat, etc, but is it just as effective for the plants? the one that i'm looking into is the Marineland Double Bright LED Fixture. here are the specs:
LED Lighting Features:
17,000 Lifetime Hours
Slim stylized lighting profile
Illuminated by energy efficient LED's (75 Lumens per 1 watt LED)
(6) 1W Daylight LED's Totaling 450 Lumens
(3) Lunar LED Lamps
Three Mode On/Off Switch: Allows you to provide a variety of lighting profiles including daytime, lunar and off positions.
Single Power Source: Low voltage power supply increases safety and peace of mind. Less cords, less clutter.
Flexible Mounting System: Stylish yet adjustable mounting legs offer flexibility in tank sizes. Adjustable to fit tanks 18" to 24" wide.
Polycarbonate Lens Shimmer Effect: Mimics underwater effect of sunlight
any help or advice on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.