LED colours

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BoerRepublic, 25 Mar 2012.

  1. BoerRepublic

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    Hi guys I'm looking at getting a LED DIY kit for my boyu TL550. It's a got 20 3w LEDS and I was thinking of getting 10 white 8 blue 2 ultra violet. Would be uv ones actually be useful haven't read much about ultra violet?
     
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    Im not such a fan of the ultra violet leds as from what I have read the spectrum they produce is not that useful. Personally I would make it 12 white and 8 blue. That is what I have in my 550 anyway.
     
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    I read somewhere that the guys from Vertex actually said that the UV LEDS does contrubute to one of the wave spectrums of the corals needs..Also makes the corals 'POP' more..So i guess the uv would make a diffrence..
     
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    i would go for 10 blue, 8 white and 2 uv
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys, and would u suggest I leave in the standard T5's and just add the led's or remove the T5's completly as the led's will be enough?
     
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    I would say unless you go with a few more leds keep at least one of the flourescents.
     
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