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Old 05-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hay all... I currently have a 72 bowfront tank with a florescent canopy light... Was wondering if I can convert to led lights and if it is expensive... Thanks
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I have a 70 gallon with 3 led lights 36" long. It depends how much you want to pay for a good light. I've had marineland led lighting wasn't crazy about it then upgraded to ecoxotic led stunner strips and they are awesome. I have live pants too which do great with the LEDs.
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they can be very expensive. I know alot of people on here have taotronic led's their not that expensive around 150 to 170 per unit. But you won't have to change any bulbs for years and years and the cost savings will more then cover the cost just in your first couple of bulb changes on your old lights
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Is there a website I can visit? Am I just replacing the florescent hood? Have an all glass top that the hood fits on...thanks
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Try www.taotronics.com and in the search type led's also can be found on ebay.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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Is there a website I can visit? Am I just replacing the florescent hood? Have an all glass top that the hood fits on...thanks
they hang above the tank so you wouldn't need the hood you may also be able to incorporate them into your existing hood but ideally they should be at least a foot off the tank because they are not waterproof and the light will spread more evenly
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Is there a website I can visit? Am I just replacing the florescent hood? Have an all glass top that the hood fits on...thanks
Since you have a glass top you can have the light fixture closer to the surface. Live plants would benefit to the light being closer.
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Thanks for the input.... Checked out the site....having no cover on the tank is not really an option for me since I have an adventurous 4 yr old.... I guess I thought they had a hood similar to my florescent one....
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Thanks for the input.... Checked out the site....having no cover on the tank is not really an option for me since I have an adventurous 4 yr old.... I guess I thought they had a hood similar to my florescent one....
Oh sorry. Perhaps I read your post wrong. I thought your tank had a glass top. That being said glass lids are available for most tanks or you can have one made. I started with replacing my top from the standard plastic hood to full glass top and noticed a difference in the brightness of the tank. I think the plastic lid block some of the light.
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Lol... I was responding to the post above yours... I do have an all glass top.... But really couldn't find what I had envisioned it would look like... I tried the website that was suggested...can I ask where your led came from?
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