Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-15-2012, 12:45 AM   #101
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 108
I ordered 2 10w 6400-7000k led flood lights from eBay. Will these be a good fit for my freshwater tank? I have some wisteria and java moss but would like to add more plants for my goldfish.

The tank I have is a 38 gallon. The tank dimensions are in my profile. I plan to just place the lights on the glass top facing down. Will this be ok?
__________________

__________________
ryukins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 01:09 AM   #102
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
TomStav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryukins
I ordered 2 10w 6400-7000k led flood lights from eBay. Will these be a good fit for my freshwater tank? I have some wisteria and java moss but would like to add more plants for my goldfish.

The tank I have is a 38 gallon. The tank dimensions are in my profile. I plan to just place the lights on the glass top facing down. Will this be ok?
Yea those are the ones I would have picked for your setup. It's fine to place them on the glass, just have to keep the glass clean. You could also use egg crate as a top and sit them on there, thats what i originally did, and its cheap. If you did raise them slightly they do spread out better and have more of a flicker.

Interested to see how they work on FW plants, be sure to post up some pics and keep us updated.
__________________

__________________
TomStav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #103
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marquis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 309
how are the lights working out with your corals?
__________________
Marquis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #104
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 108
I got the lights yesterday and have them running now in my tank. One is not as white as the other and I sent a message to the seller. I hope he will send a replacement. Here are some pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-886989347.jpg
Views:	301
Size:	168.8 KB
ID:	85441   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1989246259.jpg
Views:	222
Size:	145.1 KB
ID:	85442  

__________________
ryukins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #105
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
stan23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nor Cal Foothills
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryukins View Post
I ordered 2 10w 6400-7000k led flood lights from eBay. Will these be a good fit for my freshwater tank?
Can you provide a link? I'm finding floods on ebay from $9.00 on up. The most common is USA sellers in the $16-$20 range.

thanks.
__________________
stan23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 11:28 PM   #106
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomStav View Post
Just received two 20w 14000k led floodlights and they look great on my 72g bow front. They have a great flicker and a really nice blueish light that looks like a MH, it's hard to see the blue in the pics below. I only have a few corals and will keep a note on how they react to these LEDs, only cost me $100!
Well,thanks for your info.
__________________
hellen fang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #107
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
How good is the algae growing??
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #108
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marquis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 309
i wanna know how the coral is growing
__________________
Marquis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #109
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marquis View Post
i wanna know how the coral is growing
Yeah ,i think a few people do,but he has the reds on his scrubber screen and thats what i want to know
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #110
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marquis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 309
I think I'm gonna sell my 50 gallon to pay for some nice led upgrades I posted it on kijiji
__________________

__________________
Marquis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drop Checker solution maxwellag Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 12-31-2011 05:01 PM
Wanted: CHEAP T5 lights Travis55 Archive 4 11-28-2011 11:31 PM
Algae stop solution, does it work 1 LARA Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 10-30-2011 09:54 PM
Anyone know where I can get cheap black sand? Tropical Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 09-29-2011 08:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.