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PostPosted: Aug 2nd, '19, 09:17 
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I'm looking for some LED lights for a vertical shelving system I'm building. The aquaponic system will be in my living room so I prefer "white" light.

I'll be growing low light plants (like ferns) on one of the shelves, and brighter light plants on 1 or 2 of the other shelves. So two different types might be needed. The distance between the growbed and LEDs will be about 14 inches.

It will be a flood and drain system, indoors using a 50 gallon aquarium, a Low Boy like this: https://zoomed.com/50-gallon-low-boy-breeder-flat-aquarium/ and I'll use a 10 to 20 gallon sump aquarium underneath.

The vertical shelving system will measure 47" x 11" with shelves being two or three levels above eachother.

What LED lights will work best in this situation?


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PostPosted: Aug 8th, '19, 05:26 
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Not one suggestion after a week?

Well I ended up getting some DL-single T5 lights at a store I visited in Atlanta GA. The guy said they should be fine for low light plants like ferns.

Wish me luck!


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sorry i saw this one late...
I've had great results with household LED 15 watt bulbs, white for leafy veg, "warm" for fruiting plants. With 4x15w bulbs i lit up about 1m2 and got good growth. Reflective paper helps.


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PostPosted: Aug 15th, '19, 04:11 
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If you're going down the LED route,make sure they are not from china.Get a proper brand (it will cost you).

And the grow light version of LEDs (sold as meant for growing plants) are dangerous for your eyes.Probably not a good idea in your living room.

The T5s are a good option,for your eyes & your pockets too.

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