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Max 6000/6500 light for 25ltr tank

PostPosted:11 Feb 2018 19:15
by QDanT
I've done a search but didn't find an answer, thinking of getting a LED Flood/Spot light for my cycling 25ltr tank as x2 GU10 daylight bulbs (5W 395 Lumens each) don't seem that bright ? security lights seem to go 10W, 20W 50W, 100W + can you have too much light ?
Thanks All Danny

Re: Max 6000/6500 light for 25ltr tank

PostPosted:11 Feb 2018 19:38
by odin
I dont think so, you may encourage alot of algae growth if its too bright. I'm using these on my 3 cube tanks: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dennerle-5710- ... D+Lighting

6500 Kelvin
5Watts

The shrimp dont mind them and i have had breeding in one of the cubes so far so there is a marker for you to gauge stats.


edit: i bought 4 for £25 or there about delivered from amazon when they messed up the prices, i do appreciate they are over expensive for what they are and normal cheaper Chinese LED lighting is more then enough. I use a cheap LED strip for my breeder tank.

Re: Max 6000/6500 light for 25ltr tank

PostPosted:12 Feb 2018 11:49
by QDanT
Thanks for the Info. I've sent off for these the 'dimmable' gives me chance to experiment I'll report back when they arrive.
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Re: Max 6000/6500 light for 25ltr tank

PostPosted:14 Feb 2018 20:09
by QDanT
Superb ! well I think so, hope the future Shrimp do as well ?
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It's been on 8 hours now and it's cool to the touch so can sit on the tank lid
cut from a plastic storage box lid
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Re: Max 6000/6500 light for 25ltr tank

PostPosted:14 Feb 2018 20:25
by odin
Coming along nicely! Are you going to fill your tank to the top with water?