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#1 Westie

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:00 PM

I need to get strong lighting for a 6 footer which is good for growing plants
Looking for recommendations.
Only got 87mm gap from top of the tank to bottom of the hood
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Plants are looking a little sad
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If anyone can recommend something that would be appreciated.

#2 Delapool

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:22 AM

So looking at LEDs under a hood?

#3 Westie

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:29 AM

Yeah preferably

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

I’m running a nemo light here (I think you had used these and there were others out now).

There is the Australian make-my-LED that a guy in Tassie was recently using and happy with.

The nemo light is pretty flat (so unlike the quad t5ho) but I’m not sure under a hood for heat. I’ve kind of given up there even though it looks so much nicer.

#5 Westie

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:22 PM

Pacco mentioned to me the new leds he sells are better than the memo for under a hood
The makemyled are looking like the way to go, and I want good coverage and light penetration under the hood without having to spend $2k on some crazy German light unit

#6 Delapool

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

Pacco mentioned to me the new leds he sells are better than the memo for under a hood
The makemyled are looking like the way to go, and I want good coverage and light penetration under the hood without having to spend $2k on some crazy German light unit

I had heard that as well. Could be worth a look.

Are you running CO2 on it?

I’ve been happy with the nemo and t5ho so have left it at that.

#7 Westie

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

I had a look at the micmol LED lights at Vebas today. 2 x 3 foot Micmol LED lights or the MakeMyLED 6 foot tubes are an option at the moment.

Yep running an in-line co2 system from Aquotix.

I don’t want to go down the t5ho line again but it may be an option. Not many shops sell them any more though




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