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Old 04-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #151
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But I'm planning on going back to 250w bulbs because I'm upgrading to a 90 gallon
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #152
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Hey Mr. X,

I'm well aware that a 150w bulb would not be enough for a 30" tank. At first I thought he was talking about a 55 gallon since the name of this thread is My 55 gallon Reef Build. And I know I needed to re-wire
You may be aware of the rewire but it was not mentioned in your post, so the op or anyone searching for answers is mislead. It's an added cost to a cheap system that will need to be replaced. Simply doesntake sense to spend extra money to make something to be replaced in the future for a safer fixture.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:29 PM   #153
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Yeah, I guess you are right sorry for the Mix-up
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #154
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It's pretty simple, you either have the right number, power output and color of LEDs or you don't. 150 - 1 watt LEDs mixed white and blue give the equivalent of a 500 watt metal halide. But with 10th the heat and 1/4th the power requirement. Will also burn for about 50,000 hours.


Yes, they make fixtures that cost thousands...I bought the $200 panels of 150 LEDs each for $200 per panel off of ebay, posted the link earlier. Been running a year with no issues. Don't have clams, but have both soft and hard corals growing fine,
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #155
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Thats pretty cool. Definitely cheaper than a lot of fixtures and better in the long run.
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You can pay a lot more...maybe they are junk, but they have worked very well for me. Fans are a bit loud, but a person could replace them with quieter computer fans.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #157
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I am really contemplating doing a diy fixture now. I just don't know where to begin.
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Check this out;
http://aquariums.seaspraydesigns.biz...ghting-part-i/
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #159
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Thanks a lot
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The world needs more cow bell...just be careful as electricity and saltwater are a lethal combination.
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