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Old 12-15-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hi! Iam looking to upgrade my lighting so that I can add some polyps. I came accross these on ebay, does anyone have any experience with these or know if they are suitable for corals?

EcoLight V.2 Aquarium LED lighting system Assembly Reef - eBay (item 250419506482 end time Dec-31-09 15:42:55 PST)
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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Even though they mention using them on an LPS tank, I'd shy away from them. Comparing them to the old Solaris LED fixtures that DID work well, these things look like nightlights. Maybe I missed it, but they don't even tell you the length of the tubes.

I have no experience with these, but they sure don't look or sound like they'd even support mushrooms - unless, of course, you bundled like 10 of them together. But then you'd be looking at far more $$ then a good lighting setup that you *know* will work.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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Okay, thank you!
I thought they looked a bit generic or cheap, but Iam trying to find an affordable way to upgrade. I will stay away from those though.
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I am getting LED lights for my tank and they are crazy bright. Those lights do not look that bright. Good LEDs you should be able to grow anything but I agree with kurt nelson. They don't look that bright.
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BTW mine were over $600.00 for 30 leds. So consider that.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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my LFS had these in atinic over their show tank. the corals fluoresed so beautifully. of course they had I think 50 of them, but it was a very large tank.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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That might be a nice alternative if I dont need to get more than 4 or 5.
Does anyone know how many of those I might need for a 65 gal hexagon tank? Considering how deep it is.
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