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Old 10-10-2009, 03:22 AM   #31
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Yes it's all about penetration. On another thought 360 LED's would be very expensive even if they where not the high power type.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:54 AM   #32
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Speaking of Christmas lights....I've run rope lights behind my aquarium around the bottom or top before, it's pretty nice. Lots of light if you use LED rope lights though.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #33
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this is a string of Xmas lights from Sam's Club. Last year the box had three strings of 60, this year it was one string of 180. The box says that it is rated as 14 watts. which isn't a lot compared to my 2 watt flashlight, which does have a lot of penetration.

So the strip I made with the blues does light up the sand pretty well for 60 with all blue, so i am thinking the 180 whites will do a better job than the florescent, but obviously not a better job than other HO bulbs. I drilled the 180 holes yesterday and started gluing in the lights. I will work on it more on monday. Remember I am unemployed, so I have time not money. As I was drilling, I wished I had a piece of pegboard.
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If you are planning to use them as your main lights they will only work for a "Fish Only" tank. They will not support corals of any type. I take that back you could get a no-Photo coral like a sun coral.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #35
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this is for FW.
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My bad, It still may not be enough for a planted AQ. I believe that this thread started out as a saltwater moonlight thread.....................
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:43 PM   #37
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I kinda threadjacked. Yeah, break out the "Itoldusos" I plugged it in last night and it is dim. It doesnt even compete with the 18 watt fluorescent. It looks cool, and casts shadows of the surface on the bottom, but is way too dim for use as a main.

I might have to mount it on the bottom of the tank pointing up. lol
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So we looking at 500/1000 bulbs or learn to love fluorescent?
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:01 AM   #39
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Go and do a search on "highpower Cree LEDS" and you can do it for a lot less.
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I kinda threadjacked. Yeah, break out the "Itoldusos" I plugged it in last night and it is dim. It doesnt even compete with the 18 watt fluorescent. It looks cool, and casts shadows of the surface on the bottom, but is way too dim for use as a main.

I might have to mount it on the bottom of the tank pointing up. lol
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