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Old 04-11-2011, 09:28 PM   #81
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Are they the reef suited and the double bright. They look pretty cool IMO
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:49 PM   #82
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All of them IMO won't cut it for a reef. I wouldn't waste my money
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:51 PM   #83
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They are expensive... I thought that led was the best out of them all? Kinda tied with metal halides
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #84
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Good LEDs, yes. Those Marinland ones? No.

Also, MH isn't as good as its perceived to be. Mr. X can tell you that a good T5HO fixture can put out the same amount of light as a MH. IMO over a larger area since MH are pretty spot-light like
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #85
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Oh gotcha and I guess it deals with par. I have t5s but thats cuz they were pretty cheap and efficient.
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They are. But let's get back on topic here.


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Old 04-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #87
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Lol I don't mind a little light debate, I would like to see some long term feedback from leds. All the comments I see are positive but nobody seems to have had leds for that long of a time on their tank. There are quite a bit of money so I myself will be holding out a little while longer for leds. I have absolute no experience with anyone with the marinland ones so I couldn't comment on those.
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the marineland "doublebright" fixture says "36 – 48” - (16) 1W 6000K White & (8) .06W Blue LEDs 1200 Lumens"

1200 lumens is not enough. a spiral compact lamp which is 20 watts (one of those curly q energy saver bulbs) puts out the same lumens. you cannot keep corals under this fixture.

view the chart below for an idea about intensity-

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Well I wish they would live under a curly q energy saver bulb because that would save me a lot of money!! Good info mr X.
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In in the process of building my first reeftank. In my reading I am finding nothing but praise for LEDs. With nothing negative being spoken about them, I am forging forward with the mainland LEDs for my lighting.

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