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Old 02-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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I am considering putting 2 of these with 80 degree optics on my 12 gallon long tank. The intended stock is to be just softies/zoas/palys. Any opinions? Will 2 be enough, or do I need a third?

12 LED PAR38 Bulb (Mixed Color with UV) - Rapid LED


Also, looking at these as a fixture for them:
LEDTRiC Gooseneck PAR38/PAR30 Fixture - LEDTRiC

Though I am not completely sold on the fixture. Aesthetics is important to me - it is a rimless tank and is in our living room, so it has to look decent. Cost is not a huge factor, though I don't want to break the bank on lighting a 12 gallon tank Any other suggestions?
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I am considering putting 2 of these with 80 degree optics on my 12 gallon long tank. The intended stock is to be just softies/zoas/palys. Any opinions? Will 2 be enough, or do I need a third?

12 LED PAR38 Bulb (Mixed Color with UV) - Rapid LED


Also, looking at these as a fixture for them:
LEDTRiC Gooseneck PAR38/PAR30 Fixture - LEDTRiC

Though I am not completely sold on the fixture. Aesthetics is important to me - it is a rimless tank and is in our living room, so it has to look decent. Cost is not a huge factor, though I don't want to break the bank on lighting a 12 gallon tank Any other suggestions?
I can tell you from experience as far aesthetics go your not going to like them, unless you get fancy like an idea I had with ikea lamp fixtures to hide the light, not really my own idea but found it online.

The light itself I have nothing bad to say and some members here use them, hopefully they will chime in, I actually gave one to a member and she is very very happy with it. Justin if you take a look at my 8 gallon album you'll see my tank with regular lights and then the Par38 with red,green,blue,purple and whites.
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