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Old 08-12-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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LED lighting for freshwater tank

I am considering to buy a 50 watt LED lighting for my 75 gallon planted fw tank.
Anybody use LED for fw tank ?
How is it compared to MH in term of brightness, light penetration and color temp ?
One 50 watt LED enough for my 75 tank ?
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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its funny you mentioned LED lighting.

I just saw an aquarium video on youtube with very cool LED lights!
Mood lighing for fish tank's.......... - YouTube
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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I am considering to buy a 50 watt LED lighting for my 75 gallon planted fw tank.
Anybody use LED for fw tank ?
How is it compared to MH in term of brightness, light penetration and color temp ?
One 50 watt LED enough for my 75 tank ?
Depends on what kind of LEDs they are. There is a huge range in color temperatures and light output.
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Are you sure that's LED in the video? I don't think LED can change color. Unless it's a lamp with a few sets of different colored LED programmed to work like an RGB projector.
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Are you sure that's LED in the video? I don't think LED can change color. Unless it's a lamp with a few sets of different colored LED programmed to work like an RGB projector.
There are LEDs called RGB LEDs that have several elements in them so you can change colors like that
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Ah, so it works in the same way as I mentioned above. If you buy one of these you'll need to take the quoted wattage into consideration, because it won't be running on 100%, it depends on the color.
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