Okay, it does appear there are some USA suppliers, but they require 20 day build time for the 60W. I am looking over the 60W details, (Im thinking the 60W is more than plenty for my 20g reef with SPS
right?) and the 60W doesnt seem to be really worth it. It offers very little really, but still costs $160 and uses inferior LEDs. Really isnt much more than a snazzy enclosure with some LEDs inside.
I could do that, but I have a bad habbit of using quality stuff and that drives the cost up. The 110W version is much better, but I cannot justify $400.00 on a system using cheap LEDs, and for a 20g tank.
Too bad it has to more than double in price for only 50W more...They ought to leave out those large diode arrays. They cost more and as pointed out earlier, arent nearly as reliable.
Still seems that T5s are much more cost effective right now. Im sure in a few years, everyone will have LEDs.
Still keeping the DIY spirit alive, arent the CREE leds 6500k? Isnt that much too yellow? I have some acroporas, and like the blue colors. I am looking for crisp white with blue tones. I can tell you, I HATE yellows and pinks! Makes my tank look filthy! (Hate the URI T5 bulbs, all cast pink light!)
Also, at what point does lighting cook the tank? I am assuiming that putting on that 110W maxpect would cook a 20g?