Fluorescent to LED

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I am looking to change my lamps to LED. I have looked at the retrofit replacements etc.

I am setting up a 3ft freshwater tank, I can make adjustments as far as fittings to the hood. I’m not to bothered about running anything through the existing electrics.

I would like LEDs that I can automatically set to come on white during the day and then transition to moonlight for the night. I have been looking and can’t seem to find any that specifically do this.... am I missing something?


I could put two lights in, with two separate timers and have one set to white during the day and one set to blue for the evening but I just thought there must be a light that does this? All advice much appreciated.
 
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Not to worry.... found the answer to this on another thread.
 
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Sorry back again....

so I would like the fluval aquasky 2.0, I currently have 2 x T8 tubes, will I need 2 of the aquasky or 1?
 

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I would get one light to cover the length of the tank. Especially if you have a glass lid.

Most led lights can have a dimmer/timer add on if it is not already built in.

If your light does not have these settings, you can add in an old school mechanical timer or set up a smart plug with scheduled on/off times to make the lights turn on and off at the same time every day.
 

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I use an old school mechanical timer on my tetra tank like @Metalhead88 suggested and it works well. I also have a dim lamp on in the room that stays on after the tank lights go off to give a sunset affect and that turns off an hour later.
 
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I’m kind of set on the aqua sky 2.0 LED’s, I’m just wondering if one is enough to replace two T8’s? I’ve attached the specs of the lights.
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