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LED LIGHTING

Ian Taylor

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I'm thicking of switching over to LED lighting, a friend of mine uses GU10 78 LED bulbs, they or only 5 watts each and his plants grow great.
Just wondering if any one uses them on here?
I have a planted tank for my Discus i think they look better in planted tanks.

Thanks
 

bugs

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My memory may be letting me down here but GU10 suggests mains voltage which, if I'm correct, is undesirable near water. If you can set them up in a safe way or use low-voltage equivalents then I'm slowly getting the impression the LED lights are on the cusp of some feedback around and about regarding their performance for growing plants. At the moment I found there to be too many contradictory views to be sure.
 

Ian Taylor

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GU10 are mains voltage, i have cover glasses on y tank and i'm going to position them about 9 " over the tank
 

Will Ingram

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FWIW I am using a TMC Grobeam and my plants are growing very well.
Tank is 12" deep, with small Echinodorus and Aponogenton crispus.
 

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