Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Multiple Eheim LED's on a new 120g?
Newbie to the forum here but have lurked a lot over the years. I've been doing planted tanks for over 10 years now. I'll post some pics soon of my tanks, but here's my question:
I'm getting a great deal on a 120 gallon tank, stand and canopy. I'm going to try my hand at (wait for it....) a Planted Discus Tank! YES!
At any rate, I saw an ad for the new Eheim 7 watt led's. Am I insane to even consider getting like 4 or 5 of these and 4 or 5 extra lights (you can put 2 on one arm) to do LED? Their website says 6500 Kelvin temperature which should be good for plants.
I'm curious as to the "spread" of the lights--could I get three arms and add an extra light to each arm, putting one arm about every 2 feet on the 6 foot long tank? It's a standard 120, so I think 72" long x 24" tall x 18" deep.
Anyway, thought I'd open a discussion.
BTW, I'm a total Eheim canister filter nut. 2 x 2126, 1 x 2026, 1 x 2128 (just purchased for the new 120). PetSmart has the MARINE grade 2128 thermo filter for $250 online!!
I plan on co2, so I want medium to high ted lights, but not so bright they freak out the discus.