Are LED lights good for planted tanks?

Are LED lights good for planted tanks?

You can use almost any type or brand of light to grow plants as long as you have enough light intensity, but we highly recommend getting an LED light – rather than fluorescent, compact fluorescent (CF), or other light technology.

Which LED light is best for aquarium plants?

Best Planted Aquarium LED Lights Reviewed

  1. Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture – Overall Score: 25.
  2. Hygger 36W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light – Overall Score: 21.
  3. Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED – Overall Score: 18.
  4. Beamswork Vivio Full Spectrum LED – Overall Score: 16.

How many LED watts per gallon planted tank?

A good basic rule to follow is to provide 1 to 2 watts of lighting per gallon for fish-only aquariums, 2 to 5 watts per gallon for freshwater planted aquariums, and 4 to 8 watts per gallon for reef aquariums.

How many lumens do I need for a planted tank?

That all depends upon which plants you have chosen for your aquarium. If you have chosen nothing but “Easy” plants, 10-20 lumen (0.25 to 0.5 watts) per litre is adequate. For “Medium” plants, we recommend 20-40 lumen (0.5 to 1 watts) per litre, while “Advanced” plants require more than 40 lumens (1 watt) per litre.

Which Colour light is best for planted aquarium?

As I have mentioned, aquarium plants absorb red, and blue lights within the visible light spectrum more than any other intensity, thus blue and red color bulbs make the best alternative for planted fish tanks.

How many hours light planted tank?

In a planted tank, the lights should be on between 8 to 10 hours. Too long will give algae the chance to start growing, so never turn your lights on for longer than 12 hours per day. In a new tank, start with 8 hours per day and adjust as necessary. However, different plants have different requirements.

How many hours of light does a planted tank need?

8 hours
Most planted aquariums do not need more than 8 hours of light. Setting your lighting period for longer than 6 hours in NEW planted aquarium set-ups. During the first month your lighting period should be shorter to keep away algae while your plants grow in.

How far should LED grow lights be from plants?

between 12-24 inches away
In the vegetative stage, LED grow lights should be between 12-24 inches away from the top of the canopy. During this stage, more light is needed for photosynthesis, so the light source should be located closer to the plants. As the plants progress through the flowering stage, their demand for intense light decreases.