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    Power head man

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    Post by Power head man on Sun May 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    hey guys so i decided to set my 70 gal tank back up, i dont know if i should just play it safe and use my t5 ho setup that is 324w or should i just setup a diy led kit.... what do you guys think would be the most efficient lighting to use? i want to do lps with some sps as well
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    Re: lighting

    Post by nikecivic on Sun May 20, 2012 3:53 pm

    Its up to you but if you already have the T5 setup why not use it. If you want to go to LED, there are many setups to choose from.


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    Crusty Old Shellback
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    Re: lighting

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:18 pm

    Or if you can do it, go with sun light and supliment it with a little blue LED. Smile
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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:23 pm

    Go led you will be way happier


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    dfladermaus
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    Re: lighting

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:27 pm

    clownfish14 wrote:Go led you will be way happier

    The wallet probably wont be though...I still have only seen one LED fixture that I would put over a show tank. Hopefully the new AI makes it two.
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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:27 pm

    Im talking diy.


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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:29 pm

    But that is true paul they are on the expensive side


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    Re: lighting

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:29 pm

    clownfish14 wrote:Im talking diy.

    Not everyone DIY's...but sure you could build one that is pretty nice I guess.
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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:30 pm

    True it does require a bit of work lol


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    Re: lighting

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:31 pm

    clownfish14 wrote:True it does require a bit of work lol

    Yep, and time=money Wink
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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:33 pm

    Hah but it is still somthing to think about


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    Re: lighting

    Post by dwolson2 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:33 pm

    dfladermaus wrote:
    clownfish14 wrote:True it does require a bit of work lol

    Yep, and time=money Wink

    But, some people the time is less expensive than paying for the fixture. That would be me. I actually had a discussion about this once, and if a Guy made like 50/60$ an hour, it could be better to work 4-5 extra hours at work, buy the nice fixture as opposed to the 10-15 hours of diy time.


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    Re: lighting

    Post by clownfish14 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:36 pm

    I dont really work Smile


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    Re: lighting

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:01 pm

    dwolson2 wrote:
    dfladermaus wrote:
    clownfish14 wrote:True it does require a bit of work lol

    Yep, and time=money Wink

    But, some people the time is less expensive than paying for the fixture. That would be me. I actually had a discussion about this once, and if a Guy made like 50/60$ an hour, it could be better to work 4-5 extra hours at work, buy the nice fixture as opposed to the 10-15 hours of diy time.

    Yea, but you can't always get the OT to work and make the extra money for it. Wink

    If you can find some nice pendants, you can go with the PAR 38 LED's. They are nice and seem to cost less than the otehr units. The Dr's have them for like 120.

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