Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

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Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby LiveToViv » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:45 pm

My first use of LED lights for my vivs was using cheap LED floodlights. They did an OK job of lighting up the vids, but I wasn't getting much, if any, plant growth with them (probably wrong spectrum).

After that failure, I tried using one of those red/blue LED panels used for indoor gardening. I'm sure the plants loved that light, but I had to get rid of it because my frogs would hide from it. As soon as I turned it off, my frogs came out of hiding.

Now I use LED "bulbs" from Josh's Frogs. I use one bulb for my 12x12 vivs, two for my 18x18 vivs, and four for my 36x18.

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby LiveToViv » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:37 pm

I just wanted to update my post to plug Josh's Frogs LED bulbs. It's been a little over 3 months and I'm getting a lot of vegetative growth from my broms, pothos, tropical ferns, orchids, begonias, etc.

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby Philsuma » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:48 pm

Specific model? Wattage?

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby LiveToViv » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:33 pm

Philsuma wrote:Specific model? Wattage?



Josh's Frogs Green Gro LED Bulb (13 Watt) - $27.99

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby Hydromaestro » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:11 pm

I am seriously intrested in getting these but not sure how many I would need for a thirty gallon horizontal would two be enough or do you think I would need four? They seem pretty dang bright

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby Philsuma » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:33 pm

Call Todd Goode at lightyourReptiles.com

He is usually very happy to talk lighting.

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Re: Learn from my mistakes with LEDs

Postby Hydromaestro » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:55 pm

Awesome thanks phil :)


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