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Old 06-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #31
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You don't have to put anything directly under LEDs, without optics they generally come with a 120 degree output, you can put optics on LEDs to focus the light if you wanted, but if the led fixture was 24" wide I would feel good putting it over 36" of water and expect really good coverage.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #32
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If you wanted to have enough light for anything you put in your 75g tank you would probably need either 6x t5ho's, 2x250w metal halides, or 200w + of LEDs. That what I would be shooting for.

Changing out bulbs for the t5's or metal halides would cost around $150 a year for good quality bulbs. Leds should last 7+ years.

Good bulbs for 48" t5ho's would probably be around $30ea , metal halides are around $65 ea.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #33
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If you wanted to have enough light for anything you put in your 75g tank you would probably need either 6x t5ho's, 2x250w metal halides, or 200w + of LEDs. That what I would be shooting for.

Changing out bulbs for the t5's or metal halides would cost around $150 a year for good quality bulbs. Leds should last 7+ years.

Good bulbs for 48" t5ho's would probably be around $30ea , metal halides are around $65 ea.
Have any good links for the best brand of these lights?
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #34
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Have any ideas how much I could put my light on Craigslist for?
It's a 4x96 watt compact fluorescent Current USA power compact fixture with a little bit of damage on the top, not sure what from but still in good condition
Will take pictures when I get home
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #35
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #36
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The problem is if you ask too much, people won't get it. It's a limited market to sell an aquarium light. Maybe 100 to a 150?!?!
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #37
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How is this light fixture?http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/for/3057709850.html
Going to put mine on Craigslist today hopefully!
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Looks good, if you've got 4x96w powercompacts already, I dont see it being very much of an upgrade, but maybe. I like that overflow box for $60. I'd buy that.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #39
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/for/3036763790.html
And this one!
I had posted this one earlier but decided to do a T5 fixture instead because my dad doesn't want to pay the huge bill each month for the electricity costs of the T5(but I'm sure I can talk him into letting me get a T5 fixture)
Do the pros of a LED fixture outweigh the cons?
Does anyone have any tanks that they can take pictures of that have a LED fixture on it?
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Looks good, if you've got 4x96w powercompacts already, I dont see it being very much of an upgrade, but maybe. I like that overflow box for $60. I'd buy that.
Haha thanks but I already have a sump that I just converted over to a refugium
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