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Someone should start a LED Flood club
I like that idea with pics of tanks.

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i would as soon as mine arrive LOL...

great idea on using the pc power plug as i have hundreds laying around. just ordered the 10 and 20 watt lamps to test out sans plugs as it actually quadruples in price...

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This post from last year motivated me to try them out.

Planning to use the one I have on a new 10gal. Never quite got around to wiring mine up. Thanks for motivating me, folks.
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Got mine via EBay from LED wholesalers. Here is the 1 I got from them. I felt this 1 had better reflection than the others. Only saved a few bucks getting it on EBay.

It is only 10watts. It is only usefull over a low tank like a 10 g or 20g

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If one searches eBay, you'll find them for $10-$15 shipped within the US.
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This post from last year motivated me to try them out.

Planning to use the one I have on a new 10gal. Never quite got around to wiring mine up. Thanks for motivating me, folks.
Nice link, that takes the scary out of wiring up the plug. If you order the sans plug model, these things are the cheapest lighting option hands down, as the 10w costs around 10 bucks, you cant even buy a clamp on light with CFL bulb for that.
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HEINEKEN357: Any shots of the 10w you're using?
Here you go.
Tank is 10x8x17 and with that 10w led I get 31par
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Nice tank! Is that 31 par at the substrate?
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Nice tank! Is that 31 par at the substrate?
Thanks.. Yes forgot to add that :p.
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with a par of 31, is that considered low light? Maybe the glass lid is lowering the reading on the sensor.


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That is a 17" deep tank, and standard aquarium glass will block about 15% of light allegedly. If you have a deeper tank, I would buy the highest wattage you can afford, and hang it high/shade it out as needed-although I don't think you would need more than the 50W in a planted tank.

From looking at that tank though, that is not low light, at least medium in my eye-but I suppose a par meter is better than the eye test.
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yeah, i was going to say, it certainly looks at least medium to high but sometimes the camera can be be decieving due to the quality of the light sensor.

I intend to test the 10W on a 10gallon (12" height) and test 2 20w on a 30 gallon (36"wide x 16" height).

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Excited to hear how those work for ya. Do you have a par meter to check those with?
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I think heartnet has one. I'll have to borrow it from him, hopefully We can at our next swap meet in a week or so.

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So has anyone tried out the 10w on a 10g.....I am this weekend
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