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Old 05-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #11
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Found this LED set up on eBay, what do u think? Waste of $? Or good buy?
Going to ck out that website now Carey, do u know if they ship to canada?


Marineland Reef Capable LED System
36"-48" Model - includes 36 x 1 watt White LEDS and 6 x 1 Watt Blue LEDS

Adjustable to fit 36" to 48" wide aquariums.
Correct spectral output and intensity for Reef Aquariums
Specially designed polycarbonate lens to maximize light penetration within the aquarium
Mimics the effect of natural sunlight by providing a pinpoin light source that enhances the shawdow effect provided by water agitation on the surface of the aquarium.
Three mode switch for all on, all off, or lunar (night) light
Integrated heat sink pulls heat awar from the LEDs and aquarium.

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10,000K white and actinic blue LEDs
Sunlight and moonlight modes
Energy-efficient 1 watt LEDs
Polycarbonate lens
Integrated heat sink
Slim profile
50,000 lifetime hours
Low voltage, single power source
Flexible mounting system
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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It says they ship to canada on their website.

What is it that you want to keep in the long run in your tank btw?
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I was talking to husband- electrician by trade, and he is interested in the DIY route... Anyone know were I can find out what optimal set up would be- any pointers would be great! Thank you afain
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It says they ship to canada on their website.

What is it that you want to keep in the long run in your tank btw?
Right now I have a couple leathers, and mushrooms, and some zoas tank is 120gallon, and been up and running for couple years, would love a nem, and a clam eventually (my mated clowns host in a mushroom...currently running t5's but ballast shorted out so need to either repair or replace...
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Ahh bummer. I feel your need now. If you want a nem you definitley need some serious ligthing on top of pristine water.

What are the measurements of your tank? You're looking at 48" fixture correct? I have a couple open on my screen right now, I'm shopping for a 72" fixture myself for corals.
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Here's a couple links for some lights that should be great for what you want.
Aquarium Lighting for Reef Systems: Current Nova Extreme Pro Saltwater T-5 Fixtures
Nova Extreme T5 HO Aquarium Lighting Fixtures | T5 Lighting | Lighting Systems | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
Aquarium HO T-5 Florescent Light Fixtures: WavePoint HO T5 Fluorescent 4 Lamp Lighting Fixtures


Not so sure about the last fixture, if it would be enough to penetrate a 120g, I assume your tank is pretty deep.

I'm sure one of the light experts will jump in soon.
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I know I want the best I can afford, because I don't want to have to change it out within a yr... My tank is 48" long so I might go for a 36" light fixture... I'm interested in this DIY idea, just want to make sure I get enough lights the first time! Lol- I have an older 36" t5 that I put on the tank for now to keep coral happy, and may use it along with whichever fixture we go with or make-led appeals to me, but it's newer tech. I'm familiar with the t5's... Always something exciting in this hobby
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I was talking to husband- electrician by trade, and he is interested in the DIY route... Anyone know were I can find out what optimal set up would be- any pointers would be great! Thank you afain

Search for LED diodes. I only have UK sources so fare and have a set of link at home I can send it to you, but most of the stuff comes from Taiwan anyway so that is closer to you. There is no optimal set fare as I concern, as it all depends what you want. I found that probably a combination of white red and blue gives the best resoult.
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