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Old 06-21-2012, 04:19 PM
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No clue if the spectrums are appropriate for Terrariums. Anyone?

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i use the 11" ones for my 15 gallon tanks and they seem to work great. Im getting really great plant growth
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Hell yeah! that's what I like to hear
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I've put one of these lights on my son's Pacman tank. It's only been a month, but the frog & pathos are growing like weeds.

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Really good growth even with the singles? Are you sure you don't have the double-bright? That one seems to be more common, at least
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Really good growth even with the singles? Are you sure you don't have the double-bright? That one seems to be more common, at least
If the spectrum is right, you only need one. Freshwater LEDs, like Freshwater T-X lighting, is suitable for vivs.
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If the spectrum is right, you only need one. Freshwater LEDs, like Freshwater T-X lighting, is suitable for vivs.
I meant if you had the double-bright LED as opposed to the single-bright. Both are made by marineland, the double-bright just has more powerful LEDs. I don't usually see single-brights in stores as frequently as I do double-brights, but just wanted to check before I bought a single-bright.
In the single, each LED is only .06 watts, meaning the entire 18" fixture is only about 3 watts. The double is a total of about 6 watts, which still seems pretty low to me, but more functional.
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Sorry to bring this thread up from below again. I noticed that they advertise a "shimmer" effect with the lighting... Is that created by the lighting itself or just the water surface reflecting it well?

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The shimmer is from the water's surface rippling.
I bought a double-bright yesterday to replace my 96w quad PC. It looks like it would work well, but since the lighting is more directed, it looks a lot more shaded. We'll see how it is.
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Sorry to bring this thread up from below again. I noticed that they advertise a "shimmer" effect with the lighting... Is that created by the lighting itself or just the water surface reflecting it well?
The shimmer is water surface disturbances (ripples, etc.) refracting lighting from "point source" lighting (like metal halides or LEDs); you won't get it in vivariums...
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Sorry to bring this thread up from below again. I noticed that they advertise a "shimmer" effect with the lighting... Is that created by the lighting itself or just the water surface reflecting it well?
It tends to be how the light moves through the water. Aquarium fanatics use to really like the metal halide lights over the T5s. The metal halide would add a "shimmer" to the water as the light would reflect at different angles due to the water movement at the surface. T5s would give a "flat" effect as it would not react the same with the water surface. T5s became popular only because the bulbs were cheaper AND it reduced a LOT of heat. I have been told (not sure how true) that the shimmer is created by the metal within the bulb. They said the water picks up on the movement of the gasses and metals in the bulb. What I do know for sure is that there is a very big visual difference in the metal halide verses T5. So, they are advertising the shimmer because people would like to bring that back to their tank if they can and still save energy cost and reduce heat.
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