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Aquarium LED Lighting Work?


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Hey everyone,
I just joined this amazing resource as I am just starting out with this new "hobby." I am currently setting up 2 clones in individual 5 gallon buckets and a 4x4x6 tent. I do have some questions regarding the lighting as I understand this is incredibly important. To make a long story short, I have been in the reptile and Reef Aquarium hobbies for many years now and am quite experienced with water purity and lighting requirements. However, I am having a difficult time fully grasping the required spectrum's for these plants.
I currently have a lot of LED reef lights which I was curious to see if they would suffice as they are powerful enough and have grown some high end and delicate corals running these. I just do not see why these full spectrum lights wouldn't grow plants as coral are going through a filter (water) and are growing just fine.
I have a Fluval Marine & Reef 2.0 Full Spectrum Performance LED and an Aquasky LED which I was intending to run together.
The Marine & Reef 2.0 specs:
-Full spectrum marine & reef LED lighting with essential actinic blue spectral wavelengths
-Promotes and supports strong coral growth and color
-Balanced combination of multiple LEDs for optimal coral photosynthetic activity, growth & viewing
-Features 6 unique LEDs, including 400, 420, 440, 460nm LEDs for outstanding blue spectrum coverage
-120-degree light dispersion for full area coverage and uniform lighting
-Illuminated touch-sensitive switch with dimming feature
-Versatile mounting options (on aquarium frame, on cabinet, or suspended)
-Completely sealed and water proofed

Aquasky specs:
-18-Watt LED lighting unit
-3000-25000K temperature rating for a customized light spectrum - 6500K white and tri-colored RGB LEDs
-Extendable from 24-36 in (61-91 cm) - mounting brackets adjust for easy installation and placement on various aquarium widths
-Infrared SKYpad remote control adjusts color, brightness and sky effects with 4 memory-save settings
-11 preset sky effects - cloud cover, sunrise, sunset, moon, storm, lightning and more
-IP67 waterproof rating - LED can be mounted close to surface for better light penetration and will endure regular splashing
-Each individual LED casts 120° of light dispersion for full area coverage and uniform lighting
-Designed to last 50,000 hours under regular operating conditions

Does anyone have any experience using these or something similar? Any feedback and or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you in advance,
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