A few nooby lighting questions!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LukeDaly, 6 Feb 2014.

  1. LukeDaly

    LukeDaly Member

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    Hey guys!

    Again im still wondering what lighting options to go for on this Scapers tank of mine, I can get the 24W
    scapers light for £80 but tmy question is what makes it so special?

    Would there be much of a growth difference if I was to have say 3x Dennerle 11W lights? (Have one) and there is another 2 for sale on the forum for around £35 would save me some money, to buy other tank things ofc!

    I would actually get more Watts per Gallon with the second method. and have a plan that would allow me to raise and lower the light.

    Thanks once again!
    Luke.
     
  2. darren636

    darren636 Member

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    Its not a special light.
     
  3. LukeDaly

    LukeDaly Member

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    So I'm actually better of with 3 smaller ones?

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  4. darren636

    darren636 Member

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    It depends on what you like. but who want 3 lights over a tank

    how about led?
     
  5. LukeDaly

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    I was more worried about how well it will grow plants, rather than how it looks tbh, I will probably make something to hang the lights together if that is the road I go down.

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  6. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    24 w of t5 is very high light over a tank of 31 cm depth ime you would need spot on co2 flow and distribution the 11 w lights will give you more control over light input over the tank. For what it's worth LEDs would be a viable option but as you have an 11 w already why not set up and see what you can grow.
     
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  7. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    You will get more algae too. Light causes algae. More light causes more algae.

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  8. LukeDaly

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    Tim what leds would you recommend for a tank this size?

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