Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Pleco1415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 506
Can you grow plants with Marineland LEDs?

I have some water hyacinth in my pond that I would like to take inside and put in one of my tanks but I'm not sure if Marineland LEDs have the capability of sustaining plant life.
__________________

__________________
Pleco1415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,563
We winter ours inside each year, but you are correct, the LEDs aren't enough. We use 2 shop light strips of daylight bulbs (4 bulbs total) over the tub we put ours in. We also use Seachem Flourish (not Excel because it melts them) weekly. They need very high light and lots of ferts, so whatever tank you plan to have them in, keep that in mind.
__________________

__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Pleco1415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 506
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonFish71 View Post
We winter ours inside each year, but you are correct, the LEDs aren't enough. We use 2 shop light strips of daylight bulbs (4 bulbs total) over the tub we put ours in. We also use Seachem Flourish (not Excel because it melts them) weekly. They need very high light and lots of ferts, so whatever tank you plan to have them in, keep that in mind.

On my other tank I have a zoo med tropic sun fluorescent tube. Would that be ok for plants? You mentioned you winter your plants inside I was wondering what do you with your fish or if you have fish in your pond.


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Pleco1415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 04:45 PM   #4
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,563
I don't know the ZooMed light, I do know we have to keep lots of light on the hyacinths and for a long period each day. We do 12 hours with the 4 foot shop bulbs. The fish stay in the pond year round. We have stock tank heaters and ice melters when we need to use them.
__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Pleco1415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 506
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonFish71 View Post
I don't know the ZooMed light, I do know we have to keep lots of light on the hyacinths and for a long period each day. We do 12 hours with the 4 foot shop bulbs. The fish stay in the pond year round. We have stock tank heaters and ice melters when we need to use them.

I read reviews online for the Marineland LED's and some people say they can sustain plant live and other people say they can't. If I leave them outside they'll die anyhow so I might as bring them in and see what happens.


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Pleco1415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led, marine, marineland, plant, plants

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leds only or leds with t5 or t8s?? Help?? Pick1225 Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 1 12-04-2012 07:19 PM
Leds??? Leds + t5 or t8s??? Help??? Pick1225 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 12-04-2012 04:04 PM
marineland LEDs agwats General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 09-23-2011 12:43 PM
marineland reef capable leds? davidmaguirre Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-03-2011 04:57 AM
Will Marineland Double Bright LEDs Sustain Plants? Coltrane9 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12 04-18-2011 12:42 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.