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Old 02-10-2014, 01:09 PM   #11
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Right, low 'gain' on the dimmer, but high above the tank, I wish they made one that was 1/2 the power of that one
Yes those lights are intensely strong. Leds in general are stronger than they appear.
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right, I have to wonder if the Fluval Sea LED would be a better fit. just from a power perspective (not cost)


how high above the tank would it need to be?
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How about something like that. I used one of their long fixtures when I had my 10 and it grew everything but hardcore sps.
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That fluval led isn't gonna grow anything more than shrooms. My gf got me one for Christmas to go on my standard ten I had started cycling. The mount doesn't work very well for rimmed tanks(glue made it 3 weeks and I came home to it fallen and resting on the other side of the tank) and the shroom rock I added to my sandbed were constantly reaching for the light, and they were directly under the light. The dimmable fixture will be perfect and allow you to keep any coral. You can always go par38 though if you think the other will be to much, but you would need 2 if you decide you want some more demanding sps in the future
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Clip On LED Aquarium Lighting 6x 3W LED $34.95
How about something like that. I used one of their long fixtures when I had my 10 and it grew everything but hardcore sps.
I do like that one
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I do like that one
They make another clip one one that is 20 3 watt leds for like $90. That would be for lps and sps. The one I posted could mainly do softies. They're nice leds for the price. I loved mine when I had it
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They make another clip one one that is 20 3 watt leds for like $90. That would be for lps and sps. The one I posted could mainly do softies. They're nice leds for the price. I loved mine when I had it

your link took me to the $90 one which I like I also like the add-on timer option for it..

That would work well as would the 6 LED one ..

I think I would do the $90 one though
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your link took me to the $90 one which I like I also like the add-on timer option for it..

That would work well as would the 6 LED one ..

I think I would do the $90 one though
Yeah I agree the $90 one would be much better for a wider range of photosynthetic animal life.
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