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Old 02-16-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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Getting started with LED? 10 gallon

Hey guys,

I am redecorating my ten gallon and I wanted to get started with LED lighting. I have the ten gallon and a generic hood with a 14w fluorescent light. Whats the cheapest way I can get LED lightning and apply it to my tank? I like the shimmer effect!


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Old 02-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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Building an LED fixture is the cheapest way to go if you're comfortable with it.

Are you trying to grow plants? If so, high-power LEDs are the way to go. I posted a thread in the DIY section on the fixture I built.

If you're not trying to grow plants, an LED array from eBay would probably create the shimmer effect.
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