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Re: [APD] LED lighting

I'm currently fishless, and one of the things holding me back from setting up my new tanks is that I don't know if I should go with the fluorescent AHW setups I have or push on the LEDs.  My main concern is to be able to grow plants with moderate light requirements (not the really high-light plants) while not overheating the tanks, especially in the summertime.  

I was reading some DIY information about LEDs, and it mentioned a requirement for a heat sink.  This is not something I'd anticipated based on minimal experience with small LED stick-on lights or keychain lights, and I'm wondering how much heat those powerful enough to light a 12 to 18 inch deep aquarium put out.  

Diane in Los Angeles


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