Possible cheap LED alternative

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    If it say 12v, it is DC. You will need a 12v power supply. Just a word of advice. If you got breading tanks they are good for lighting the tanks. They will keep plants alive but you will not be able to grow most plants.


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    Will moisture impact those types of fittings - they not water proof .

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    I suspect that that LED will be fine for growing most plants.

    I have a 75 cm tank with 20W of LED over it but I only run them at about 50% power. These have a 180 o arc so a lot of the light doesn't go into the tank. With this light the plants show CO2 deficiency, so they have ample light already (pearling when adequate CO2 is supplied).

    Give these a go. Buy two. If one isn't enough, then run the 2nd one.

    They would need to go over a cover glass or something else the humidity will cause trouble.
     
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