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Fluval Spec V gen2 light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Abraxialflame, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Abraxialflame

    Abraxialflame Junior Poster

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    So I picked up one of the new Spec V's the other day on clearance for ~60, 20 if the wife asks.


    (ok actually I have 3, but we will roll that out slowly...haha)


    I see some information on the newer LED light: [TABLE]


    [TR]


    [TD]LED Watts: 10 W[/TD]


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    [TR]


    [TD]LED Lumens: 821 LM[/TD]


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    [TR]


    [TD]Number of LEDs: 37[/TD]


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    [TR]


    [TD]Color Temperature: 7000 K ​​​​​​​​​​​​


    [/TD]


    [/TR]


    [/TABLE]


    However I was wondering if anyone had any information on the PAR data or possibly the spectrum data? Fluval is apparently no help here.


    Trying to get a realistic idea of what I can grow in it with the stock lighting so I can decide how far down the rabbit hole to go. Haha


    Thanks in advance!


    -Brax
     
  2. rajkm

    rajkm Article Editor
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    I don't have PAR data but I do have a Spec V and this is what I am growing


    DGH Belem


    Monte Carlo


    Cuphea


    Erio Vietnam


    Erio Malayatoor


    Rotala Enie


    Neasae Pedicellata


    Rotala Rotundafolia


    AR Varigeted


    Anubias


    Ludwigia Sp Red Mini


    Many mosses including Riccardia


    most of them grow slow because it's non CO2 with only Flourish and Excel. Color is also not as good. but a lot of plants can grow over a wide variety of light intensity and spectrum so all you can do is try and see if it sticks around.
     
  3. Abraxialflame

    Abraxialflame Junior Poster

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    Interesting.


    Yeah, its sort of trying to puzzle out what all I would need to do for what.


    Do you have the older spec v or the new one?
     
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    New one with the 7K bulb. I purchased it during the holidays from Petco for less than $55.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the insight. I may upgrade one to a more powerful planted light, and maybe try a paintball co2 system.
     
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    I changed my light to a Fluval Aquasky.
     
  7. BNanoNewbie

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    I have not had a tank in quite some time now and the last one I had was a 55G reef tank. After a massive algae outbreak that I had no clue on how to control at the time, I closed it down. I came across planted tanks, well stumbled on to it from underwater gardening search. Either way, I used a Fluval Sea M48 for my tank since it had photosynthetic LEDs for plant growth. Could I use this for my 55G? What type of plant density would just one of these support?

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5338187531&icep_item=301683492831
     
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  8. rajkm

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    It's more meant for marine. It will support plant growth but not the best choice.
     
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