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Old 01-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Can you look at this for me?

Do you think this is a decent unit? I was thinking of doing a DIY, but for this price, it will look a lot better! And I can't screw it up!! Tell me what you think:
120 Watt Aquarium Coral Reef Tank LED Grow Light 120W 3 Watt LEDs 14k 1:1 Ratio | eBay
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I would be concerned about the fact that this doesn't have dimmable controls. You also have to take into consideration the height that it is suspended over the tank.. Also, what size tank are you looking to use this for.. There is no way that it is going to cover 7 square feet as it sugests. IMO you get what you pay for, and that is very cheap for a LED build.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Looks awesome but the price scares me way 2 cheap I have the ecoray 112d and it's unbelievable mines not dimming led fixture ether but I don't see the need !! As long as you have separate power cords That looks like mine for 1/3 the price something's wrong !!! Be careful pay with PayPal it's worth a shot you are covered with them
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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I had a similar unit. Like it very much. Mine is 20k and has 40 blues and 15 whites. It has roughly a 24"x24" coverage. My corals had great color. I don't have anymore since I upgraded my tank and went with t5's instead. 2 of these would cover a 4' tank evenly. I would look for a light closer to 20k for better coral color though.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Well, I have a 40 Gallon breeder tank, and a 10 gallon tank. This would be for the 10 gallon. I just started it so there is no coral in it.... yet! I'm hoping that if the unit is nice, to get maybe 2 of them for my 40 gal, which is loaded with LPS and soft corals. Are the bridgelux bulbs decent?
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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It is way too much light for a 10 gal tank. As for the 40, 2 would be too much there also, IMO. When I say it's 24"x24" I'm not lying. There would be some lost light. If you were going with more SPS, then I'd say go for it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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My tank is 24 x 24 by 31 deep and the ecorays are 1 watt and its a lot of light you don't need that on a 10 gal
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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On the DIY setup, I was checking out Rapid LED, and they said I should have at least 10 3 watt leds on the 10 gallon......and the cost of that whole setup would be almost the same as this fixture. To go LED, what kind of fixture would be good for a 10 gallon? I want to be able to have SPS
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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I just ordered the LED panel in question from Amazon, it's being delivered tomorrow.

It's a 120w fixture with 3 watt lights. I plan on using it over a 24 X 24 X 24 rimless cube so I think it would be perfect for that. over a 10g thats overkill, you'll burn out your corals.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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Carey- Awesome, let me know how you like it......any suggestions for an led setup for a 10 gallon (20"L x 10 1/2"w x 12 1/2" D) I'm finding some on ebay that are small, but they are mostly white bulbs..... I like the blue
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