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Old 02-14-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Cheap strip LED?

I'm looking a way to get a nice shimmer in my FW tank for cheap. What do you guys suggest?
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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Will this be the only source of light or just an addition to try for the shimmer effect?

I finished up my first DIY LED fixture last Friday using ten 3W LEDs and it puts a very nice shimmer in the tank. I've got about $100 into it, but it's the only source of light for my planted 20H and I probably could have done it cheaper by ordering all the components together instead of going to Radio Shack. I plan to post a thread on it either tonight or tomorrow.

If you have other lighting, a few strategically placed LEDs would work. Low-power LEDs might get washed out, so you'd have to play with it.
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Just an addition for shimmer. I don't need more light.
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