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Old 09-25-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Cheap LED Pendant on EBAY equivalent to a 250w Metal Halide

Hey guys!

Check this out :
Aquarium Reef LED Lamp 30W 450 nm Actinic BLUE (250W Metal Halide alt. Light) | eBay

What do you think about it? The guy seems ok. Would be GREAT!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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If it sounds too good to be Tru, it is. Yr not going to get a light that gives out the same output as a 250 mh for $75. It also states it is good for a 40 to a 200 gallon tank, really..........
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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This is nonsense. It is only a 30 watt royal blue multi segment LED. I use these in the 100 watt range. It is a cheap part and will only produce the blue light, and it should have about the same PAR as a 100 watt MH, at BEST.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
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Hey guys while were on the subject. What about this?

36"78w Aquarium Light Hood T5 HO Saltwater Reef Cichlid Actinic Fluorescent 2x39 | eBay

Is that a good deal and what kind of coral life could I support with that? Would that work for a 29 gallon?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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I just got 4 Radions still programming them
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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Hey guys while were on the subject. What about this?

36"78w Aquarium Light Hood T5 HO Saltwater Reef Cichlid Actinic Fluorescent 2x39 | eBay

Is that a good deal and what kind of coral life could I support with that? Would that work for a 29 gallon?
You need a LED panel that is anywhere from 90 watts to 120 watts, depending on the depth of the tank and the hard corals you want. Tauttonics sells cheap panels we have all used. There are even dimmable ones. These types of panels are pretty superior to other lighting technologies.
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T5 Quad 36" Timer Aquarium Light Strip Marine Reef Coral Cichlid 156W LED Fan HO | eBay

What about this? Is this good? Timer and everything. :-p

I am only doing a 29 gallon tank. So not too deep.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:00 AM   #8
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T5 Quad 36" Timer Aquarium Light Strip Marine Reef Coral Cichlid 156W LED Fan HO | eBay

What about this? Is this good? Timer and everything. :-p

I am only doing a 29 gallon tank. So not too deep.
It is a pretty standard 4 bulb T5 fixture with LED moon lights. Should work fine for most corals.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:50 AM   #9
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I had this exact fixture. Infact it was my second odyssey fixture. I will tell you that unit gets unbelievably hot compared to my coralife qaud. The reflector is poor, and the splash guard is made of thin plastic. I even attempted to upgrade to ATI bulbs and that is when I found the cheap ballast was only pushing a 1/3 of the power.

I say either check out Taotronics on amazon or just buy a 24" name brand fixture. On that note, I am running a quad 24" over my 30" tank and I am keep lps, sps, and two clams.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #10
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Would appreciate if you guys start new threads. We're out of my topic here.
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