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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishandme3 View Post
    Rebel, do you know of any lights other than nemo with similar characteristics as described in this thread however has sunrise and sunset feature? Without spending $500
    No such light exists AFAIK.

    TC420 or a wifi controller (not sure whether these can do sunrise etc) will be required for the above lights.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-...a-08b77d7bec6a

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RGB-LED-S...oAAOSw32lY02rP

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    How did you go with DEE lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2212 View Post
    How did you go with DEE lights?
    I haven't purchased any lights yet. I am still debating if i should purchase the DEE lights.

    There are no reviews on DEE lights so it's hard to take the plunge.

    In fact i am leaning more towards Chihiros.

    The Chihiros (even though powered with 0.3w leds) are going to be far brighter than the DEE lights. Chihiros A901 has 180 white leds while DEE 3ft has 56 white leds, 6 blue + 6 red + 6 green leds so a total of 72 leds. The advantage of DEE is 0.5w leds for better penetration (but not that much better). Dee also a more user friendly stand that can tilt backwards when cleaning the tank. Both lights are very similar priced with DEE slightly more expensive.

    I am not really sure what to purchase.

    Has anyone purchased the DEE light or seen it or know anything else about it?

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    Just to let others know i emailed Aquaholics earlier today asking for more information regarding the DEE lights as well as their experiences with the light. Hopefully they reply with useful information to help us in deciding whether to buy or not.

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    I have used the DEE led light Units this is the all white version, they are well built for the money. the leds used are the 5030 which are bright. The appearance of the hue the light emits is a nice crisp white, not a yellowish colour.

    I originally bought 2 4ft units for the Horizon 182. However I only had this tank for 2 weeks then sold it, the plant i had in the tank over this period was Ambulia. new growth within one week. for the price they do have the oomph to grow plants very well.

    as for the newer version, its most likely going to have the same success rate as the all white model.

    Link with the horizon 182 tank. you can see the new growth on the Mayaca and the Ambulia.
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ale?highlight=
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    Thanks Kyle for your experience.

    I think the older DEE model was also 0.5w leds and colour temperature of 6500k-6700k. Both models would potentially be the same light output but planted DEE model has full spectrum leds with green, blue and red bulbs for better plant growth.

    I am still waiting on Aquaholics to get back to me with their experience with these lights. I also had a look at your thread and it does provide adequate lighting throughout the tank.

    Will update this thread once/if i receive any news.

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    Just thought i would provide an update.

    I received a call from Aquaholics today to discuss the light since i had to send another email to them regarding more information about the DEE planted lights.

    There wasn't much else they could say in terms of specs as they don't really know. There wasn't any information about lumens. However i was told they are similar brightness to the previous DEE lights. These ones are for planted tanks since they have RGB colours incorporated into the unit. Also after customers requests .. they included blue LEDS but i was told it won't really help much with plants. You can turn off the RGB colours with different modes.

    I was told that Aquaholics design the lights and then it get's manufactured. This is their own lights which is why there is no information out on the internet about DEE.

    Also they told me they received a Cichlid version of the light which will also have RGB leds as well as 10000k leds. That should be up on the site next week along side a new Beamswork RGB light. The beamswork light also comes with a new controller where you can control dimming and sunset/sunrise features. I believe 3ft is $119 and 4ft $149.

    Keep an eye on the website as i was told hopefully by next week all should be uploaded.

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    I've actually gone back to BeamsWork, since my last BeamsWork I've had Insta and ProGro and BeamsWork I much prefer.

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    Hi guy's
    I have been reading through this thread and have become confused with what led light will be best for my needs.

    I have a 3ft turtle tank that has a UVB tube for the turtle. I wish to add a LED light to help with plant growth. Mainly duck weed and other plants that will form part of the turtle diet.

    I was looking at the Beamworks lights from Aquaholics but notice they are in the 10000 spectrum. Will that be suitable for plant growth?

    As for budget I would like to keep my purchase under $100 as it is not the main light in the tank. Are there any better options available in Australia?

    Thanks for your help!

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    try the DEE by Aquaholics Planted version or all white version, which is plante as well. so the two i have listed will be suitable for plants. Especially for the plants you want to grow for your turtle. you will also notice that the led power. is .5w each for the pet worx model there was someone on the forum that did a comparison on these lights when they came out. 10000K im my opinion isn't suitable for plants. back in the day when using fluro people had success using 10000k tubs but led is a different ball game.

    http://www.aquaholicsonline.com.au/d...ght-100cm.html


    Pet worx led.
    https://www.thetechden.com.au/Pet_Wo...36w_p/ba11.htm
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    Thanks heaps for that information. Is there much benefit getting this DEE full spectrum one over the all white one?
    http://www.aquaholicsonline.com.au/d...-3ft-90cm.html

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    both Units will grow plants, however the benefit of having the blues and reds is to also bring out the colours of fish and plants. on the photosynthesis side of things, the red and blue help dramatically. if you don't like the colour it emits with all leds on. you can always switch it just to all white.

    0.5W can easily penetrate an 45cm height anything higher than this and the par is extremely low.
    Althought individual fish do not cost much, do not think of fish as cheap little expendables.

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    I'm pretty sure Blue light is not used in photosynthesis
    60 X 40 X 40 fire (jungle 3 sided scape)
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-old-2ft-tank)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishandme3 View Post
    I'm pretty sure Blue light is not used in photosynthesis
    FM3, depends on the definition of blue. Generally PAR includes 450-500 which is predominantly blue.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photos...tive_radiation

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    Oh I thought blue was up in the 10,000 to 12,000 range? What's actinic then?
    60 X 40 X 40 fire (jungle 3 sided scape)
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-old-2ft-tank)

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