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Old 02-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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Not saying its not possible but why go and buy chinese leds.. IMHO thats not the way id go buy GL to whatever choice you decide. I personally think its cheaper to go buy a 20 long tank for 30 bucks let it cycle and when its done transfer everything over
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Well, if Chinese products are so bad, I should throw away my 55" flat screen, my fridge, my microwave, my surround sound, and a few other things.
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Never said they were all horrible.
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But my saying is. Cheap china. And for me, that term has served over 90% accurate on the things i buy. If i do buy chinese products its usually bought domesticaly. To support local business thats it. I have never seen a problem with all NA built products, or NA products built in china for that matter. But my luck with heaters, lights, pumps. And anything else from china has been a bad one. Just sharing my opinion. Not bashing anything. Customer service is an issue for me. Some can barely speak english, so why risk a good deal for a language barrier as well.
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If I'm not mistaken a 20 high is 24" wide. This can easily be lit by a single LED fixture.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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1 over a 40 gall? What are your optic lens angles? If im not mistaken u have shadows in your tank from the panel not steetching across the whole top and if u have 90degree or smaller GL long term i almost did this too as i have a 40 breeder. But a 6 bulb t5 works better and i trust 234 w more then i trust leds and theyre chinese $#!+
Dont really know what you mean by long term but ive had this light running on my tank for over a year and i have two rbta that love it and i have a birdsnest shown below that started out from one tiny branch. My optics are 90 degrees and the reason i have no dark spots are because i have them in a 9" tall canopy and the inside walls of it are lined with mirrors to reflect light down throughout the tank so I can get away with these on a 36" long tank.


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