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Old 10-27-2011, 12:29 AM   #131
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My 3 units ran 1050$ total. I am guessing the DIY kits cost as much as you are willing to spend. You get what you pay for I guess. I've seen as simple as LEDs placed in rubber lids with small holes drilled into them to as much as lots just sold online.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:30 AM   #132
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well a kit that will light up a 72x24x24 180g will use about 96 LEDs and a dimable 48 LED kit goes for $385 so for the lights,drivers and optics its $770 plus heat sinks and fans. the heat sinks can vary if you get drilled and tapped or plain, where as a 2 fan kit is like $30. and for $70 you can get a daylight controller to simulate the suns natural effect. a total will be around $1000 and that will allow you to grow SPS and clams.

for the 220g you can get by with the same thing only you will need 40 degree optics rather then 60

check them out www.raidled.com they are very helpful also and quick to respond to your questions
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:32 AM   #133
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50$ difference.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:35 AM   #134
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50$ difference- but mine don't dim or have any special effects. Lol
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if you want just the basic kits non dimming 670 for the leds just the fans and the heat sinks are required. so about $800
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Lmgdao. I dunno about knocking an old guy over at the beach- the rest of em might come after me and hit me with their walkers! Lol Jk Jk. I've tried Walmart and the lady looked at me like I was nuts. Filler store didn't have em. I'll have to try the hardware store. I'm getting tired of looking like I swam in my tank every time I stick my arm in there. I literally can not reach the center of the tank because my arms are too short and there is a piece of glass built in there (ahhhh). I lottery had on goggles today. I looked ridiculous! My neighbor saw me through the window and I could see her laugh. I swear I might just have to throw a bathing suit on and hop in the tank next time!
They do have them at Walmart they are called a gopher. Just ask the person where are are all of the as seen on TV items are kept. I would bet that all of the as seen on TV items are at one of the registers. They also carry some at petco right next to the vac's I don't know what they are called.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:54 AM   #137
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Lol. Tell me how that goes! Every time my boss calls me I answer the phone saying "I didn't do it". I've even tried the calling in sick before with anal glaucoma ( cant see my happy a$$ coming in to work today lol) but it didn't work. It's a good thing my boss likes my sense of humor or I would have been fired a loooong time ago
Tell your boss he/she needs an "Eye-ectomy". That is where they remove the nerve connecting your eyes to your @$$hole to get rid of you !$%^^& outlook on life.
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Tell your boss he/she needs an "Eye-ectomy". That is where they remove the nerve connecting your eyes to your @$$hole to get rid of you !$%^^& outlook on life.
I almost started crying that was so FUNNY!!!
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I bought a "plant trimming" kit from petco and it has little claws that can reach down into the tank and a doo hickey that you can use to close the claws up on the top of the handle. I have used it many many times to put back dropped corals and flip upside down snails. LOL On;ly cost like $15 too.
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Tell your boss he/she needs an "Eye-ectomy". That is where they remove the nerve connecting your eyes to your @$$hole to get rid of you !$%^^& outlook on life.
Lmfao. That's a good one!!! :P
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