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Old 06-25-2010, 02:50 PM   #31
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jimbo have you had leds on a tank yet?
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #32
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plus you have to spend the time putting it together. why not just go to flipping radioshack and buy leds from there? lol i mean really
You're ignorance on this topic is outstanding. Please do some research on any topics you are going to advise someone on. People come here for real advice, and if you are going to give an opinion, at least know somewhat of what you are talking about because you can influence people.
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your ignorance on anything other than leds is also outstanding. your just gonna praise leds all day long. and those people are really annoying we was listing other options other than 200 leds.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:56 PM   #34
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and yours saying i dont give real advice? yeah ok. you only say leds reall advice is sayin all options :0
also its called joking around.. guess you cant handle that
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Jimbo-Id have your back on the LED idea if they could guarantee a color temp. above 10000k or so. The tolerance given on the referenced LEDs is absolutely terrible. Thats too much money to spend on such uncertainty for me...

I most deffinately agree that if done right, the LED path is the best if they rival MH...They cost the most up front, but cost the least over years to come. One problem is that better things will come out before these LEDs need to be replaced. Sinking alot of money into something like that right now might be a bad idea for someone with little money to spend.

I plan to one day go LED, but will keep my t5's until better things come out. Now, when they can guarantee 12000k LEDs and offer than cheaper, I will be on board.

LEDs are the hybrid cars of today. Simply havent beat the competition yet.
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id have his back too its just the fact its not guaranteed. and yes i would love to go led. its cheaper in the long run i just dont wanna dump money into something i cant rely on
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:02 PM   #37
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id recommend this. its what ill be using and itll support lps and zoas

Current USA Nova Extreme T5 X2 Aquarium Lighting Fixture, 2X18 Watt, 18 inch
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thats just 250 over 10 years... and its relyable
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If you look at my first post, i also told him about T5HO setups and UVL's plans to release them. The only reason this thread took an LED route is because he originally expressed an interest in it, and decided thats what he was going to do. The only reason I mention LEDs around this forum is to get people to do research, because there is a good chance they are the future of lighting for our hobby. The more people we can get to experiment, the better.

I'm all for joking around, but understand people are trying to learn here, and you throw out things like "get them at radio shack" you only stand to confuse people about the differences between them.

Sorry for hijacking your thread. Let us know what you end up doing and if you have more questions.
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Jimbo-Id have your back on the LED idea if they could guarantee a color temp. above 10000k or so. The tolerance given on the referenced LEDs is absolutely terrible. Thats too much money to spend on such uncertainty for me...

I most deffinately agree that if done right, the LED path is the best if they rival MH...They cost the most up front, but cost the least over years to come. One problem is that better things will come out before these LEDs need to be replaced. Sinking alot of money into something like that right now might be a bad idea for someone with little money to spend.

I plan to one day go LED, but will keep my t5's until better things come out. Now, when they can guarantee 12000k LEDs and offer than cheaper, I will be on board.

LEDs are the hybrid cars of today. Simply havent beat the competition yet.
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http://ledsupply.com/docs/cree-xre.pdf
there is some info on the specifics of the wavelengths.
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