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Old 02-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #61
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I have ordered some more floodlights to put in my diy canopy (see earlier posts).

I have decided to go with two 20w and one 10w 12000k, and two 10w blues. It will be a few weeks before they arrive but I will post pics and results when I get them running.

I'm expecting the two red 10w flood lights to arrive any day now, they will be going on my ATS (see my 55 build thread for info on ATS). Once it's running I'll post results of these also.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:13 AM   #62
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Thanks for the comparison. Great to see the differences.
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The red 10w have arrived and I have installed them into my ATS which I hope to start running in a week or so, here are some pics...
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I will be very interested to see how these grow the screen for you,,please keep us updated
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #65
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I will be very interested to see how these grow the screen for you,,please keep us updated
Yea me too, it's going to be a bit of trial and error, hopefully they work! I'll post weekly updates on the growth once the tanks running.
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Oh my gosh what a great thread! I can hardly wait to see what the outcome is!!! The suspense is going to drive me nuts LOL! It's looking awesome so far and you have inspired me to build a canaopy for my 75 gallon Freshwater Planted tank and go LED. I have been trying to decide what light to use for my 30 gallon and maybe I will give it a test run with a couple LED's in the meantime. (75 Gallon is still in the process of being set up.)

I read someone else is thinking of setting the lights on top of the glass canaopy...what do you think about that? That would be my only option with my 30 gallon right now. I am needing new lights now (well last week actually)

Thanks for sharing this great idea!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:53 PM   #67
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Oh my gosh what a great thread! I can hardly wait to see what the outcome is!!! The suspense is going to drive me nuts LOL! It's looking awesome so far and you have inspired me to build a canaopy for my 75 gallon Freshwater Planted tank and go LED. I have been trying to decide what light to use for my 30 gallon and maybe I will give it a test run with a couple LED's in the meantime. (75 Gallon is still in the process of being set up.)

I read someone else is thinking of setting the lights on top of the glass canaopy...what do you think about that? That would be my only option with my 30 gallon right now. I am needing new lights now (well last week actually)

Thanks for sharing this great idea!
Glad you found this useful, I'm thinking I should be getting paid by this LED company for advertising for them!

Before sitting the lights on eggcrate as I currently have I had them on a glass top, it's fine, just need to keep the glass clean to ensure your getting consistent lighting. The biggest advantage of having a canopy is that it allows you to raise the lights so that you get the desired spread.
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Glad you found this useful, I'm thinking I should be getting paid by this LED company for advertising for them!

Before sitting the lights on eggcrate as I currently have I had them on a glass top, it's fine, just need to keep the glass clean to ensure your getting consistent lighting. The biggest advantage of having a canopy is that it allows you to raise the lights so that you get the desired spread.
Excellent! Thanks a ton! Will be getting 2 LED Floodlights from costco tomorrow (if theirs is water proof). My fish and plants will be happy to have both sides of their tank lit again I couldn't find a replacement bulb anywhere in town
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Excellent! Thanks a ton! Will be getting 2 LED Floodlights from costco tomorrow (if theirs is water proof). My fish and plants will be happy to have both sides of their tank lit again I couldn't find a replacement bulb anywhere in town
No prob, what LED floodlights do they have at Costco? Could you post a pic of them and let us know how they are when you get them?
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No prob, what LED floodlights do they have at Costco? Could you post a pic of them and let us know how they are when you get them?
Most definetely I will! Didn't make it out there tonight. I'll let you know when I get back tomorrow
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