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Old 09-18-2019, 01:28 PM
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Default 20 gallon Vivarium led light

I'm building a 20 tall vivarium that will be standing vertically I was hoping someone has input on lighting. I work for city electric supply and we stock some led flood lights do you think this would be overkill for the tank it puts out 3000 lumen. TATFLL5030BZ
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:20 PM
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Default Re: 20 gallon Vivarium led light

Yes, that sounds like overkill to me, especially since the light isn't dimmable.

Such tall narrow vivs are really challenging to light well (I wouldn't use that size viv for just that reason). Maybe folks who have done it before have some good ideas:

https://www.dendroboard.com/forum/gt...ong%20lighting
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The tank is not the long it's the high version so it's only 24 inches tall. What wattage led would you recommend they make that flood light in a 10watt version
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Those LED floodlights should work well for the setup you're describing. I'd think a pair of them would fully light a vertical 20H. I've used par38 led floodlight bulbs to grow plants for years.
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Default Re: 20 gallon Vivarium led light

Thanks I will try two 10watt flood lights it should grow the plants I plan on putting the tank.
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The tank is not the long it's the high version so it's only 24 inches tall.
Oops, misread that the first time around.
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