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Old 01-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #21
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I went from two single 24-36 on my 48 long tank to a single double 48-60 and it almost puts out double the light. Really makes all my fish colors stand out now. Happy with the upgrade!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #22
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Good intel TacoEater! I'll pick up the double 24"-36" today and try for a masterpiece photo (Ansel Adams) later tonight with my 4s
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #23
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Here's a vid with the fluorescent bulb 17w 24in. Get your popcorn ready!
I couldn't find any marineland double bright at my LFSs, so today I ordered one on amazon for a Feb 5-8 delivery.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #24
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Here's a vid with the fluorescent bulb 17w 24in. Get your popcorn ready!
I couldn't find any marineland double bright at my LFSs, so today I ordered one on amazon for a Feb 5-8 delivery.

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Here's a vid with the fluorescent bulb 17w 24in. Get your popcorn ready!
I couldn't find any marineland double bright at my LFSs, so today I ordered one on amazon for a Feb 5-8 delivery.

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For what it is worth, the marineland fixtures are not all that great for planted tanks or reef tanks. They use diodes that are less than 1W each, and PAR at depth is pretty abysmal in all but very shallow tanks. While they are capable of growing some low and even medium light plants depending on the circumstances, I would not recommend them as a lighting solution. There are far better fixtures out there when it comes to LEDs. However, if it is just to provide lighting in a fish only tank, they would be fine.

EDIT: sorry, just read that you already bought it. Hopefully it works out ok for you.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #27
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I agree with Justin, there light is good for... Well... A light but IMO and IME that's pretty much it. I have one on my 75g cichlid tank now because I don't have any plants and basically didn't want to run my 4 bulb t5 HO fixture on the tank anymore.

I feel this light gives a more natural look. But to grow anything I'd say there are better options.

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I agree with Justin, there light is good for... Well... A light but IMO and IME that's pretty much it. I have one on my 75g cichlid tank now because I don't have any plants and basically didn't want to run my 4 bulb t5 HO fixture on the tank anymore.

I feel this light gives a more natural look. But to grow anything I'd say there are better options.

Good luck though.
You have the double bright correct? How does it do with bringing out the colors?
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Yes it's the double bright. I like it, now don't get me wrong it's not my 4 bulb t5 with ATI bulbs of purples and blues etc. but with the black sand and the added driftwood I wanted to take the natural look to the next level and IMO the colors of the ATI bulbs were hurting me in achieving that goal.

So I went with the ML DB.
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Nice 75g! You can see the 1w diode beams of light shinning down.
Id like to do a planted aquarium someday. As I've noticed recently, the best LED fixtures with timers will cost a pretty penny.
For my plant less Mbuna corral, I think the double bright will be an upgrade.
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