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Old 09-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Do LED's grow algae

Id like to get a LED strip for my tank but dont want it to promote algae growth. or do LED's produce no useable light?
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Id like to get a LED strip for my tank but dont want it to promote algae growth. or do LED's produce no useable light?
I think LED's would produce algae growth because I think some people use them on their reef tanks. Corals need usable lights.
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I kinda thought they would =/
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It would depend on what kind of LEDs they are, how many there are, what color spectrum they have, and how long your use cycle is.

Look for a lighting spectrum number. Should be something like 10,000K or 6,000K. Also, find a PAR or LUX number and they should be listed at a certain depth.
Ex: PAR 130/LUX 12700 at 12 inches, PAR 64/LUX 5870 at 24 inches

Once you know the spectrum and the intensity at the depth you are using, you can take a good guess at what affect they will have on growth.
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Is this the marineland bright/double bright fixture we're talking about or something else?
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There is such a variety of LEDs right now... You have everything from specifically designed aquarium lights all the way down to units that are nothing more than rope lighting. That's why I was suggesting to get the actual lighting specifications to know what results you will obtain.
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well im just looking for something that will give me the led effect but no algea growth in a 75gallon planted tank.
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they do i have some t5ho and it grows fast also the speed rate depends on ur water parameters
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Many algae types will use the same wavelengths of light as plants to survive. Can't have one without the other.
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