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stelliofleondis
01/21/2017, 06:35 PM
The screen will be 12x12 lit on both sides and the tank is a 75 with 30 gallon sump


http://www.ebay.com/itm/18W-LED-Plant-Grow-Flood-Light-Lamp-Hydroponic-Growing-Light-Blue-445nm-Red-660n/142213247439?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40791%26meid%3Dcf21ca563da64fdbbcec02d88e6a 961b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D162322161952

4 of these

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40W-60W-100W-LED-Grow-Flood-Light-Hydroponic-Bulb-Plant-Indoor-Flowering-Lamp-/331985204955?var=&hash=item4d4bdc36db:m:mrJJYzpMMl2lZl0Lbp-9bmQ

2 of the 40 or 60 watt

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10W-20W-30W-50W-LED-Flood-Light-Plant-Grow-Light-Hydroponic-Lamp-IP65-US-Q8F0-/331821354395?var=&hash=item4d42180d9b:m:mOiWaTezNXTXiU2YauPPBkQ

2 of the 30 or 4 of the 20

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABI-12W-Deep-Red-660nm-LED-Bloom-Booster-Grow-Light-Bulb-for-Plant-Bud-Flowering/361597010028?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3D9454961a9dd24179b600cc67327d eeba%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D122173168864

4 of these

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABI-True-26W-660nm-Deep-Red-LED-Grow-Light-Bulb-w-Active-Cooling-for-Flowering/252718729244?_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40791%26meid%3Dc7b7124d1eaf47698d06c6a10624 1c4c%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D361597010028 4 of these

stelliofleondis
01/21/2017, 06:36 PM
I will have 2 dwarf angels 2 clowns and prob 3 or 4 more small fish

Twinfallz
01/21/2017, 09:14 PM
I would forget about the first 3 on a 12 inch screen. IMO the light spread would be too narrow. You probably would end up with green hair algae in the middle section but slimey stuff around the perimeter. That is my personal experience.

If using any of those lights, I would set up 4 of the http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABI-12W-Deep...3D122173168864 on each side. This I believe would give you about the correct wattage, & also an excellent & even spread of light.

Also, IME, i have found that 660nm reds are all the color needed to grow emerald green hair algae. I don't bother with any blue.


Santamonica & Turbo may disagree?

good luck.

Twinfallz
01/21/2017, 09:35 PM
365809

660nm