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Hi everyone. I'm looking for some advice on DIY lighting for a 32 gallon tank ,3 ft long. Currently I have two 10 w LED floodlights ,approx 1440 lumens(lights used to be on a smaller tank). Im looking at upgrading but my options are limited to what I can get easily in my area. My choices would be LED strips 3528 or 5050 RGB strips or 2835 white led 3000 k or I could go with T5/T8 led tubes either in a 4 ft /2 ft length.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm looking for some advice on DIY lighting for a 32 gallon tank ,3 ft long. Currently I have two 10 w LED floodlights ,approx 1440 lumens(lights used to be on a smaller tank). Im looking at upgrading but my options are limited to what I can get easily in my area. My choices would be LED strips 3528 or 5050 RGB strips or 2835 white led 3000 k or I could go with T5/T8 led tubes either in a 4 ft /2 ft length.
Not a fan of led tube replacements. Normally they have little versatility. Also rarely come in 36" length.
As to your rgb choices...???..
There isn' t enough info like how many diodes/meter, output/ meter, waterproof, ect

Off the cuff " my" preference would be to use both the white and rgb ribbons together.
 

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The RGB options are the 3528 with 60 led per meter at 4.8 watts comes in a 5 meter roll.
The 5050 led strip comes with 60 led per meter at 14.4 watts per meter also 5 meter roll

The 2835 led strip colour temperature is 3000 k and 4.8 watts, 60 led per meter also 5 meter strip. All the strips are rated at 9000-10000 luminous flux.
All the strips are IP 65 splash proof
 

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The RGB options are the 3528 with 60 led per meter at 4.8 watts comes in a 5 meter roll.
The 5050 led strip comes with 60 led per meter at 14.4 watts per meter also 5 meter roll

The 2835 led strip colour temperature is 3000 k and 4.8 watts, 60 led per meter also 5 meter strip. All the strips are rated at 9000-10000 luminous flux.
All the strips are IP 65 splash proof
Thanks.
So about 7 strips of approx 1m are needed for the tank though I'd boost that to about double that..

Personally I'd still use 2 rolls, one at rgb, one at 3000k each using 3528 size to make calcs easy.
Unfortunately the warm white percent would be lowish ..as a guess.

Like 6 rgb, 2 white
I'd double that to approx 72W 12/4

 
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