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Old 01-15-2010, 12:39 AM   #31
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Post pics as soon as you get it set up.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #32
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Might be waiting a while - I don't even have the tank/stand home yet

That's the beauty of the planning/purchasing stage - LOTS of room for change...

But I'll manage what I can so you guys can check it out - after everything I read up on it, I think it's gonna be sweet.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #33
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For those in doubt, I came across this post today on another forum...

LEDs - Good, Bad or just another addiction? - Manhattan Reefs

It details a couple different LED units, the Solaris and the PacificSun units I'm buying. A good read if anyone is considering them.

GREAT pictures of the PS units on a 120g setup.
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+1 Been there done that. Good info.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #35
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Dont suppose anyone can comment on automotive LED strip lights and whether they are good for aquarium plants? I admit all the light spectrum and technical jargon is beyond me. I was thinking of putting a bunch of the whites together to boost my existing hood lights and blue to use as moonlights.
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As far as using them as moonlights, that would work. I don't know the power of those auto leds and if they have a K value that plants can use. As far as mood lights it's what ever pleases your eyes.
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I also ordered the PacSun unit (1 master - 2 slaves) for my 72" 125g.
There are many different LEDs in the market. You need the right combination and number to get coral growth. If you look at the ReefCentral post you can see PAR number comparisons of LED to other types of lighting.

The PacSun 120w unit I'm getting is supposed to equal 400w MH lighting at full power.
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