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Old 11-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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DIY LEDs

I need some opinions on LEDs because I'm thinking about making my own lighting system to save some money
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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What is the length of your tank?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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72 in. Long
24 in. Front to back
And 24 tall
It's a 150 gallon tank
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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I just bought a true lumens strip by current. It only cost $185 for a 48 inch strip, my tank is 60in. It has 50,000 hours life, and gives off 12,000K.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Does it work for your corals?

And the a little over half the size of my tank n I don't want it bright in the middle and dim on the ends
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There are some great utube videos on building LED light modules. You would likely want 2-3 modules mounted front-back versus side-side. Gives you the option of a better mixture of actinc and white lights as well.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thank Inge ill have to check them out
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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72 in. Long
24 in. Front to back
And 24 tall
It's a 150 gallon tank
Nice tank some day i will up grade
And am going to follow along to see how it goes am interesting in maybe learning more on led
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #9
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I spent so much money on truelumen pro strips. Had 6 - 12" strips over my nano. Dont buy them. They suck for corals. My corals died. I was only able to keep zoas with no growth. I ended up upgrading to a 120 watt panel and using the strips for supplemetal lighting.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for the heads up

Def. not tryin to waste money
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