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Old 04-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #11
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm not planning on adding corals for another 5 or 6 months, so I will follow the other thread intently to see what the reliability looks like.
You have no problem buying Chinese flat screen tv's and refrigerators, but why is everyone so spooked about Chinese lighting?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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Okay perfect... What percent are your lights on X? Plus how high up from the tank are they?
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Most of mine over the main tank were the first generation non-dimmable models, so I would say-100%. They are currently 8" above the water of my 25" deep tank.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #14
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Tell me what you guys think of this.

Ok. So I am in the middle of doing a 125g fowler with fish tank and I am going to have 3 watt LEDs on the tank. Here is way I have for the tank now.

Look at this on eBay:

EVO 72" LED Aquarium Light Marine Coral Reef FOWLR Cichlid 52x 3W 3 Watt Lunar

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Now I want to have the lighting storm and cloud coverage with the tank but i do not have 500+ to spend on that sort of extra lighting. I was thinking of doing this. With my already existing lighting so I can just get the effect of the storms and such. Here is the item. I know it will not support any life other then a fish only tank but I do have my regular 3watt LEDs on. Let me know what you think.

Look at this on eBay:

Current USA Satellite LED FRESHWATER FIXTURE. Free Shipping!

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neither of these units have the features you want. they are simple on-off fresh water fixtures.
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This is the unit I will be getting Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-AL09 Dimmable Aquarium Coral Reef LED Grow Light (120W Output, Blue/White Ratio- 28:27; Two-Year Warranty): Pet Supplies
It is $30 more than ebay but has a 2 yr warranty and Amazon is really good about helping the customer.
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I have a few of them. They work great.
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neither of these units have the features you want. they are simple on-off fresh water fixtures.
The 72" one I am modifying for a timer. Here is a link at what I am going to do. http://electronics.stackexchange.com...aquarium-light

They are 3 watt LEDs. Shouldn't that be enough. The other setup is just going to be for looks. Lmk
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Keeping the blue leds always on, as in the link, is not a good idea. Fish need a night time. You could put both the whites and blues on separate timers though.
Meanwhile, it's still not going to have lightening storm effects.
also, there aren't enough 3 watt LEDs in that fixture to support photosynthetic creatures in a 6' tank. It will be fine for fish and rock though.
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Keeping the blue leds always on, as in the link, is not a good idea. Fish need a night time. You could put both the whites and blues on separate timers though.
Meanwhile, it's still not going to have lightening storm effects.
also, there aren't enough 3 watt LEDs in that fixture to support photosynthetic creatures in a 6' tank. It will be fine for fish and rock though.
So what not too expensive led fixture would you recommend for the tank. Dimensions are 72"x18"x24. I am going to be doing live rock and fowler.? Or should I just get a t5 with led blues?
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