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Aquael Leddy Tube Plant 2.0 is a replaceable LED lighting module designed for plant-stocked aquariums. Emits light with a colour temperature of 9,000 K, in which red and blue bands have been strengthened, which perfectly fits the needs of aquarium plants and supports their growth.
Thanks to the LED technology used, the power consumption is much lower than in traditional light sources, and the power consumption is only 10 W. This is half the value of T5 (24 W) and T8 (18 W) fluorescent lamps.
The big advantages of Leddy Tube 2.0 are long life, does not heat up the water in the aquarium and easy installation in the aquarium covers.
Modern LEDs vs. traditional fluorescent lamps, incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps
Properly selected LEDs are the basic source of light in modern aquarium. They effectively displaced the previously used fluorescent lamps, incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps from the market. Compared to them, they have a number of advantages. They allow for a significant reduction in electricity consumption, because by producing the same amount of light as fluorescent lamps, they consume up to half as much. And this translates into both lower electricity bills beneficial for the aquarist’s pocket and environmental protection. They do not often have to be replaced with new ones, because they can work up to 15,000 hours, which again is associated with a large saving of money, environmental protection and less labour intensity. At the same time, they do not unnecessarily heat the water in the aquarium, they shine directionally only towards the water surface (so you do not need to use additional reflectors), besides, unlike traditional fluorescent lamps, they have a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Why do we illuminate the aquarium?
There are usually two reasons. First of all, the tank is nice, that is, it looks natural. The light is to make the fish and plants have beautiful, appropriate colours for a given species, and the whole will be an unquestionable decoration of the room. The second goal is equally important – the vast majority of aquarists want to have healthy, well-growing plants in the aquarium. And plants need light to grow for 10-12 hours a day, which is the “drive” of photosynthesis – a natural process as a result of which they transform inorganic compounds into organic substances necessary for their life. Thus, properly selected light is to guarantee at the same time that the aquarium will look nice and the plants will grow well in it.
The LEDs installed in the LEDDY TUBE SUNNY module emit light with a colour temperature of 7000 K. This provides good conditions for aquarium plants and guarantees faithful colour reproduction of all inhabitants of the aquarium.
How much light in the aquarium?
How much light does the aquarium require? It depends on what species of plants we are going to grow in it. In terms of light requirements, they can be divided into three groups:
Group I – shade-bearing species, e.g. “pelia”, mosses, winged microzorium, screw diver, some compact (e.g. aponogetonolist, Wendt’s compact, Backett’s warbler, Malayan warbler), anubias.
Group II – moderately photophilous species, e.g. spherical twig, water tintland, rhododendrons, tiger lotus, ludwigie, broad-leaved vodka, three-flowered vodka, monkfish, broad-leaved arrowhead, Argentine marsh, giant diver, compact, limnophils, small-leaved bacopa, Thai krina, ponikło, Japanese gloss, swordfish.
Group III – definitely photophilous species, e.g. cabombs, “glossostigma”, hemiantus.
Usually, the conversion of lighting power per litre of aquarium is used. It is conventionally assumed that in the case of LED lamps for growing shade plants, min. 0.15-0.2 W for each litre of water. Moderately demanding plants need 0.25-0.4 W / l, and those definitely photophilous even 0.5-0.7 W / l.
The “day” in the aquarium can fall on virtually any part of the day. If the tank stands far from the windows and is illuminated only by artificial light, the hours of switching on and off the lighting can be practically any. It is best to simply adapt them to our preferences and the hours when we are usually present in the apartment (e.g. “dawn” at 3 PM and “dusk” at 1 AM). We can then enjoy the beauty of our own “piece of the underwater world” at will.