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Jungle Dawn 20w LED grow and glow lights ?

Postby frogs are cool » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:32 pm

Updating some of my lights and wanted to know what you all think. For a 40 gallon breeder i have two jungle dawn 20w LED Grow and Glow. After plugging one in tonight i thought it looked like an airplains landing lights...maybe one is all i will need. Anyone with experience with these care to add. One or both will be mounted inside a wooden hood with a computer fan and vent holes on the sides and the back of the hood is open.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby IEatBugs » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:21 pm

Chris, I just ordered two of these this evening for my new galact viv which is basically the same size as your 40b. How is the coverage from just the single bulb? I planned on running two over my tank, I can't see a single bulb being enough to keep great color in some broms but I could be wrong. I am looking forward to getting them in.

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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:24 am

The camera settings remained the same to show the reflective light sensitivity.I wasnt sure of a better way to show the difference. The top viv. photo is with both lights on and the lower is just one.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:47 am

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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby Venutus1 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:29 am

frogs are cool wrote:Updating some of my lights and wanted to know what you all think. For a 40 gallon breeder i have two jungle dawn 20w LED Grow and Glow. After plugging one in tonight i thought it looked like an airplains landing lights...maybe one is all i will need. Anyone with experience with these care to add. One or both will be mounted inside a wooden hood with a computer fan and vent holes on the sides and the back of the hood is open.


woooosh!
Grow and Glow coming in for a landing.
:lol:

here's my advice

LIGHT CYCLE

2 inexpensive timers from Wal Mart.

Then have one GG go on 1st at 7 or 8 AM

Second GG on at noon to simulate full mid day tropic sun for the broms, to get them to color.

Then...
one GG goes off at .. say... 5 or 6 PM.

So then you start having sun set.

Now if you really want to frost that cake.... :wink:

and to top 'er off, you could even add one of these on for a few hours for "dusk":
http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/armoledst.html
they will work on a 4.99 wal mart timer too. :D

But that's just me... Mr. Light Crazy.

Cheers and Thank You for your support!
I really appreciate it.
Most Sincerely,
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby Venutus1 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:31 am

frogs are cool wrote:
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BTW
This is a very beautiful tank.
:P
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:10 am

Thanks Todd, i had the same idea yesterday. Here is a photo with one of the LED on from 4-7pm the other is how the viv looked with a blue LED marine night light.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby IEatBugs » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:57 am

Thanks for the pictures Chris! How far above the tank are the lights mounted? It looks like their coverage is pretty good.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:25 pm

They are 5" from the top of the tank
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby Venutus1 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:21 pm

Did you say you had a computer fan in the hood--?

If so - can you post a pic of the mufin fan ?

It is good for folks to see how those can be used w/ led to keep things even cooler!

Thanks!
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby Brian317 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:57 pm

I hope to try some grow and glows here soon. Great thread and looks to be plenty bright with just one 20w light!
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:04 pm

Was going to post these in a different plant thread but thought it may be a good place to test the lights on mini orchids. A before and after shot....If i don't kill them first!
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby Philsuma » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:13 pm

excellent pics Chris ! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:53 pm

Venutus1 wrote:Did you say you had a computer fan in the hood--?

If so - can you post a pic of the mufin fan ?

It is good for folks to see how those can be used w/ led to keep things even cooler!

Thanks!

Sorry it took so long to post the photos.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:06 pm

One more of the viv. with just one light. I found that with two on the "mints" didnt like the bright lights. And just within a few days with one light the broms have started showing a lot of color already. Not saying two light arent better but for the animals i have inside one is all im willing to do for this size vivarium. Very impressed so far!
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby IEatBugs » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:58 am

Great job with the pictures Chris, you definitely have a talent.
My 20w grow and glow bulbs arrived today. I can't wait to get home and try them out. For now they are sitting here at work staring at me. I don't even have a fixture I can put them into to light them up.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:26 pm

Thanks Dustin, I think your going to like the lights, i love them. And thanks to those here that recommended switching to LED's. :D
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby IEatBugs » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:47 am

I set up my grow and glows on the galact viv the other day. So far I really like the color they produce and they are bright. You were right Chris, I think two of them may be too much light. I am leaving just one over the tank and I am going to see how it does that way.
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby frogs are cool » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:58 am

I like the color as well and yes they are bright. Any photos?
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Re: 20w grow and glow ?

Postby IEatBugs » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:17 pm

Here is a whole tank shot with a single 20w. I didn't leave the second one up to take a picture of it.

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