View Full Version : Lighting for derasa only tank

David MC Lee
06/05/2016, 11:42 AM
I am building a look down tank for my new derasa and was thinking of going LED. I have never used LED and right now he is doing fine under 7 6 foot Vho in a 125G tank. The new tank is only 12" deep.
I though maybe a Kesson would work well. Here is a link to my clam tank build thread.
How many people use LED for clams?

06/05/2016, 11:11 PM
I would like to own a clam only tank someday. Answers in this thread would be interesting. Although there might be threads already

06/06/2016, 05:08 AM
I have a Squamosa under a Radion XR15 pro, the tank is a Nanno with about 15 inches of water so it's about what your looking at. I run it at 50 percent and it seems to love it. I like them because you can change the spectrum to what you need, but this is true for many high end LEDs.

06/06/2016, 08:28 AM
my T. derasa and T. crocea have been under LEDs for their entire stay with me (almost 3 years, and just over two years respectively) and they've done very well.

lights are AI Vega Colors.

06/06/2016, 09:25 AM
I have a T. maxima in my display under Hydra 52's about 20 inches below the surface and a T. derasa in my frag tank under a hydra 26 about 10 inches below the surface. Both grow like crazy.