Cfl And Led Difference

Rodgie_III

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Nov 17, 2017
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Greetings everyone,

I’m looking at a CFL bulb with 900 lumens and, LED 821 lumens. Now I’m setting up a walstad method but the light have is the 821 lumens LED. But CFL bulb is recommended in this method. A guy in YouTube is using the 900 lumens CFL one and his tank is already 7 months old and I can say that it’s Succesful with massive plant growth.

Can I also just use my LED, be succesful perhaps with siesta (8 or 10 hours with 4 hours lights off in between)? I really want to find out the difference between this lights

Thank you,
Rodgie
 

bshenanagins

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What size is your tank? I have a 10 Watt Cree 5000k LED bulb over my 5 gallon cube and it works perfect. Plus, you get a nice shimmer effect. Ignore the yellowish tint that is just because the tannins from the soil, the light itself is a nice crisp white.
 
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