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Old 11-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Reefbrite leds

I have a 125 gal tank looking to upgrade to leds. The tank is 18" wide 60" long and 24" deep. I want to know how many reefbrite LEDs I will need.
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Not sure but tagging along as i would also like to know this for my 200 gallon 5' long 24" deep
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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Anyone know anything about the reef brite LEDs?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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I'm curious too, and will wait to hear...
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Im telling you from what iv read leds seem like a promising alternative im thinking of a diy with some premade led light strips im just going to retro fit them to my existing light boxes i mean its time for an upgrade anyways my current lights are dinosaurs at least 15 years old im running 4 no 2foot t12's and have been looking at leds but the price is bringing me down
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:32 AM   #6
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I emailed reef brite it would take four led strips to support anything I want. Two white and two blue. At my lfs that's $1200. I want proof some one that can say well I have this or that and it's had a lot of growth. I've read a little on DIY but I guess led is touchy. Not to much or not enough seems like the big issue. I'm not sold yet!!!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:07 AM   #7
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Thats what i was figuring for my diy i was going to try fitting 2 20" white 12k and 2 20" blue (450 nm i beileve) led strips in my current light boxes im looking at a total cost of around 200 i figure its worth a try, and since cash is tight right now im going to be ordering parts piece by piece at around 20 bucks a led strip after i build it ill try to get my hands on some kinda par meter and see if it will work for corals or a bta or something...
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I double checked and its actually a 470nm blue that im planning on using so im getting a total of 4 of these and 4 of the 12k whites and im going to place them so from front to back of my light box its going to be white blue white blue and so make up for the 4inch difference im going to place them the first two all the way to the left and the second two all the way to the right so the lights will "overlap" if that makes sense ill start a diy thred when i get all the parts complete with where i got my parts and cost of everything and before and after shots...
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #9
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Good deal. Would like to see
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Check out this site they seem to be talking bout the same leds your interested in maybe try asking your question to them might get some better luck...its going to be a while before i can do my diy cuz of the holidays moneys always tight this time o year.. http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/led-...ight-leds.html
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