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Old 01-30-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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Ebay LEDs 120w Dimmable

So, I'm finally ordering my LEDs off ebay and I'm I just have a few questions. Firstly, does anyone have the full spectrum unit? I'm unsure whether to get the blue/white or full spectrum.

Also, I'd rather not put holes in my ceiling and my stand is pretty cheap and is soon going out the door so I don't really wanna drill into that. I was thinking of just laying the unit over egg crate or a mesh top. Would this work? Or would I get a bunch of shadows?

Oh, and does anyone know a good seller? I finding it at about 170$ shipped to canada and can't find cheaper.

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Old 01-30-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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I have used both. Either one will grow corals just fine. It's personal preference. I like the blue and white units over the colored ones.
What size tank are you putting them over?

see if this guy is willing to ship to Canada-
Dimmable LED Aquarium Light 120W Coral Reef Tank White Blue Grow 55x3 Watt | eBay
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Woops, forgot to mention it's going over a 18" high 17 gallon and eventually over a 35 cube.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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I installed a deep shelf over my tank and hang the lights from that.
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You can also use a plant hanger. Something like this screwed to the wall behind the tank-
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I might consider the shelf idea. I don't know, I might even just drill into the ceiling since the new 35 is gonna end up being there anyway. Is there any downside to running it directly above the tank on egg crate or something temporarily?
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It's just awful close to the water to have a fixture IMO. The farther away from water the better for electrical components IME. I do think that it may have some shadowing on the edges if it's sitting right above the water. I always kept mine at least 8" or so away.
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Alright, so I might as well just drill into the ceiling. Anybody know how long that hanging kit usually is?
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It's probably 10" or so. You will need an additional cable or chain if you are going to the ceiling.
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Going to just purchase this as well. Comes with steel wire so I'll have the extra length.

http://m.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/art/90224232/
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