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Old 04-16-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 20 watt zitrades led floodlight to use on my low to med light planted tank. It's a cool white, 6500k with 120 degree angle. It says on the box that there is no UV, or IR or other deleterious radiation. I have a 20 gallon long tank. And I'm either going to build a small canopy to elevate it off the glass or just put it directly cause it puts off a nominal heat value. Would this work in promoting plant growth?
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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You'd want this led to have some rgb's going too, just the white light will not promote great growth, atleast some reds will help...
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They also sell a RGB one with a remote for about $25 too on amazon. So it would help if I used this and the RGB with the red light on?
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They also sell a RGB one with a remote for about $25 too on amazon. So it would help if I used this and the RGB with the red light on?
ya I'd get that, can you find par values for this light?
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No I couldn't get the PAR value. I'm going to try and email the company and see if they can give it to me though. What PAR value would I be wanting to be close to?
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For your tank, 40-50 at 11" would be good med light..
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