01-10-2016, 07:46 AM
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| | Re: Enough juice?
Originally Posted by GrowingPlants (Not THAT)
a low tech STANDARD 55. Anubias, Javas, Swords, Cryps are my target.
I have a 36" LED with the following specs...
White LEDs 110pcs (8000K,0.1w)
Blue LEDs 9pcs (460nm, 0.1W)
Pink LEDs 4pcs (465nm, 0.1W)
Red LEDs 4pcs (625nm, 0.08W)
Green LEDs 2pcs (500nm, 0.97W)
Will this light suffice for a low tech set up?
My vote would be not enough light.
Running a 55 lo-tech here with 1 tube LED.
180 pieces of a 3528 .2watt 6000K, no other colors.
Running @ 30mA, 1/2 of recommended 60mA for a total of 1980 lumens.
Growing crypts, anubias, and several ferns.
No ideas on a PAR rating for such a tube either.