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Old 11-13-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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I'd like to get some fancy lighting for my 55g. Any recommended fixtures? Trying to stay under $150. I like the Marineland LEDs.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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I'd like to get some fancy lighting for my 55g. Any recommended fixtures? Trying to stay under $150. I like the Marineland LEDs.
Why not go with the Marineland DB LED? Sometimes you can find some good sales. I know MarineDepot was having a sale on them and other types.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:12 AM   #3
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The double brights were exactly what I was looking at. I want to be able to do plants if I want to in the future.
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The double brights were exactly what I was looking at. I want to be able to do plants if I want to in the future.
I love mine. I'm glad I got it. Got lucky too! They were having a 1 day sale. Picked it up for $90.00!!!!




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Old 11-13-2011, 12:17 AM   #5
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Looks good! It says those bulbs will last 5 years or so. What happens when they go out? Can they be replaced?
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Usually now don't quote me but from what I deal with at the firehouse, our LED flashlights and emergency lighting once a "LED pod" goes out that's it, done. They could last a lot longer though. Also it draws half the electrical load.
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Hmmm that doesn't sound very good. And yeah 1/2 the electric is a plus.
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Hmmm that doesn't sound very good. And yeah 1/2 the electric is a plus.
Yeah that's the only down fall about LED's.
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Tried a google search to see if they have replacement LED pods for that unit. I couldn't find anything.
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That's a big con.
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