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Old 03-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #21
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You can get em for $225 american on eBay from seller wholesalehydroponicssupplies. You can ask em if they ship international.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #22
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Again, if LEDs are outside your budget you can always use 4 T5s from someplace like FishNeedIt. You'll have 2 T5s across the span of the tank. It'll be WAY cheaper starting out and you'll have a whole lot more plant options. It won't be high light, but it'll still be a big improvement. Large tanks just cost a lot to light. Heck, I spent around $50 just to light up my 5.5 gallon planted tank.

You can still try out one of those 20-30 watt LED daylight floodlights from eBay. It would take 3-4 to do the whole tank but trying one just to see how well the plants right under it respond won't be expensive. You can easily hang them with a fern stand from Lowe's or Home Depot. Cheapest option on earth for LEDs. If you want to see them on a planted tank just look up my build thread.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #23
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Abit late, but finally got round to changing the lights. I went for a t5 with four bulbs. Two are 10k kelvin and the other two are the actinic blue ones. Will these be ok???
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That sounds like a light for a sw marine tank, not a.fw planted tank.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #25
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I thought they were high powered. Should i leave see how they go or change a couple of bulbs for the tropial pros
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #26
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It has to be the right spectrum as well.
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