LED strip lights

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  1. JDV

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    Hi Guys

    I have burning question. While I was doing my home work for my new found hobby I came across the below LED strip lights do you guys think the Aquarium White and Aquarium Blue will work for Fish only with live rock tank and the Elite White to grow Chaeto? And also will they work in a reef tank as well

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    Can you post a Link to the actual LED Strip lights...
     
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    I think it will not work-too low K.
     
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    I see there is 2 special ones at the bottom saying that the one is 14000k and the other is 20000k. Those should work without a problem. But still proceed with caution. LED's are still new and everyone is trying to get in on the action.
     
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    If I read that table correctly, then it's 4.2 watt/m...there is 60 LEDS in the strip...with the "norm" being 3watt per LED..then those strips won't do the job...it doesn't even state the nm range....
     
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    for a fish only will be fine not to grow corals
     
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    The ratio is one watt per 4 litres when using leds . look for 24 volt leds in a 5050 size
     
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    Ps i have 16 watts over fifty litres of water and my tank is thriving. go look at the leds at lamphouse or sams
     
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    definately not for coral, on a fish only yeah it would work, i have put a strip of this (blue) as a moonlight and it does well in that regard and really makes the colours shine out at night:thumbup:
     
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    Great thanks Guys, I am going fish only for now untill I get the hang of things. I will re-think the whole led thing.
     
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    I tried some of the LED strip lights from one of the suppliers below. IMO the strip lights are not actually rated properly, but the 20000k and 14000k are an indication of colour and good marketing to target people like us.

    This is what happened after 2 months in my tank with some of the strip lights. They cracked and several stopped working. The cracked ones are the "14 000k" ones, meanwhile the 20 000K make great moonlights.

    It may work for FOWLR for a period of time and perhaps the heat from the T5 bulbs had a role to play in the cracking.

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    Wow that looks weird! It looks as if you have lots of small segments stuck together
     
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    Hi all, I must say I came across a series of strip LED's in a lighting store the other day. Had the store turn them on and they were pretty bright. Also 60 LED's/m. I have asked the store to get me more info on these strips, I have asked for PAR ratings, Lumens, Kelvin ratings and electromagnetic spectrums. Hopefully I will have the info soon. The thing about these strips were that they are completely encased in resin. There was another chap in the store and he told me he had a number of these strips mounted underwater in his swimming pool to replace the pool light and that they had been working great for about 6 months.
     
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    for growing cheato and lighting your sump they are perfect, 4700k is great for growing, basically anything under 10000k is good for all algae growth
     
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    Royal-Blue (447.5 nm) Luxeon Rebel LED - 840mW @ 700mA

    These are not the standard 3Watt CREE LED's, but it's to show the nm wavelength...it'm my understanding that that's the "growth" so to speak..those LED's on the Thread, many will say..in a "nutshell" is just a "blue" light..like outside X-mas decoration lights...it has no growth properties...feel free to correct me as I don't have LED's and my knowledge is limited...:blush:
    Luxeon LEDs, Luxeon Emitters, Luxeon Stars, Luxeon Stars/wOptics, High Dome Lambertians, Low Dome Batwings, Luxeon Line and Ring Arrays. Discontinued and on final sale.
    The Royal blue falls within the nm rating (wavelength) of 440 – 460


    Luxeon Rebel Star LEDs

    Here is CREE..the so called "standard norm"..
    http://www.cree.com/products/pdf/XLamp7090XR-E.pdf
     
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    Ok guys, I went to the place now the 20000k strip they claim to be blue is not blue almost white, what do you think of the below then, 2 whites and 4 blue do you think they will work?

    Lumi Aluminium Strip Light
     
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    If it is white it is not 20 k
     
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    Lol – something I thought, the ones in the link I posted above is though.
     
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