Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Altos, CA, USA
Require absolutely silent lighting for planted tank
I currently light up a 10 gallon with an Amazon Sun Kessil LED light.
It's great, and all the plants are growing very well, including some
lilaeopsis mauritiana that has successfully started growing new blades.
Now, the problem. The light has a little fan built in which emits a high frequency noise that I cannot hear, but bothers my wife and gives her headaches. She's tolerated it for months, but I finally got an ultimatum that I must get rid of the tank or she'll go crazy.
This is something I would like to avoid, but I understand how a persistent high pitched noise can make life unbearable.
I need your help! Can anyone recommend a LED-based lighting solution that
is bright enough, full-spectrum, and is absolutely silent? Perhaps it has passive cooling like a heatsink? It's for a 10 gallon, but if it can later be transferred to a bigger tank, that would be a bonus. I guess since the tank is relatively small, I'm probably going overkill with an Amazon Sun (it was originally part of a 20 gallon hex).
I've kept the lights shut off for now, but soon the plants will start reacting to the lower light.