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LED LIGHT
Length: 16 feet
LED quantity: 300
Type: waterproof
Parts: +24Key Remote+12V Power Supply
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These are not a practical choice for a planted aquarium. They are no where near as strong as what would be needed. I mention their ideal use in the video and also mention they would not be useful on a planted tank or reef tank.

Each LED is not even 1 watt. they are closer to 0.10 watts.

A planted tank needs around 30 watts per square foot of tank.

EXAMPLE: So for an 4 foot long 55 gallon planted aquarium (4 square feet) we need 120 watts of LED lighing power.

Even if we buy the 60 LED/meter light strip, that would only be around 8 watts of power.

MEANING you will need to buy 15 of these strips to MAYBE match what a good LED light fixture can do. (15 strips = $345)

You are better off buying a proper planted tank LED light or building the more powerful LED system i have shown in a previous video.
My old aquarium light is a worn down piece of styrofoam with some LED strips stuck to it. It was time for an upgrade.I am using this UPVC ...
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"RGB TWIN STRIP AQUARIUM FLEXIBLE LED LIGHTING KIT"

I bought these so I had a moon light and a red viewing light for night time, I also wanted a purple light to make my corals look smart with the lights off. This video was shot late at night so everything was asleep... and excuse the shadows! They're sitting a little far back in my tank just now so the rocks getting in the way for the most part lol.

Led light strips bought on uk ebay, these are 2 x 60cm strips in a trigon 190l tank. They are just sitting on a perspex lid to see how they look so I'm sure look better and brighter once fitted properly. These are a quality build, I have to say.

They are fitted to the same plug and have a remote control to change the settings, very nifty! They are waterproof but not recommended to be submerged, more just in an area liable to splashing etc, like the inner of a tank hood or such. They come with a heavy duty sticky back too, though they recommend you might want to silicone it in for extra security and peace of mind.

They shine in shades of red to light orange... green to light blue.... strong blue, through purples to light pink... and also white.
They have a dimming function which I will find handy for use on my tank so's not to bother fish / coral. They also have other functions not of use to me like flashing and strobes etc. My old aquarium light is a worn down piece of styrofoam with some LED strips stuck to it. It was time for an upgrade.
Photo provided by FlickrIn this episode, I make an aquarium LED Light using LED RGB Strips. You can follow along in this easy How To Make an LED Aquarium Light.
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I used phosphor LED strip with a CRI 90+ ( which is about as high as LEDs go. It puts out 3000 Lumens of light. I them put a dimmer on it so that I could adjust the output from 0 to 100%. My aquarium plants are doing very well. Without CO2 I can use the light at up to about 60% brightness. Above that PH starts to climb indicating I should use CO2 when setting the light to more than 60%. So in my experience LED work very well in aquarium. However poor lighting seldom causes plants to die in aquariums. The ecoxotic Stunner LED Strips employ 24 brilliant LEDs that instantly add breathtaking light effects to any aquarium setup. Shop Now:

Looking for expert information on all types of pets? Visit Fish rely on a regular day/night cycle for optimum health, however brightness is less important and too much light can cause algae growth. Live plants, on the other hand, need strong light (which is different than brightness level) and a broader spectrum for photosynthesis. Certain fluorescent lamps and LED bars can enhance the colors in fish and the overall appearance of your aquarium. In this episode, I make an aquarium LED Light using LED RGB Strips. You can follow along in this easy How To Make an LED Aquarium Light.

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