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So has anyone tried out the 10w on a 10g.....I am this weekend
WaterLogged has 1 over his 10G. Like a flood light I found that the light overflows the area.
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Will it give me high light?
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Will it give me high light?
No! Just medium light! Plant list here
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Perfect medium light is what I want for this tank
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You need to build a canopy to keep the light from flooding the room though. I have it 6in above 29G tank and the light reaches the end of the room, which is 17ft.
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Well that kind of sucks I plan on using these on my 6x10g rack

2 of these tanks I want to be high light for propagating plants. I was thinking I would get 20w for those but I don't know if I have enough room to hang them high enough
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You don't have to hang them that high, If it's right on the tank, then you won't need to do anything, if it's a few inches above, you might want to build a reflector shroud kind of like I did to shunt the stray light downward. Hilde is right tho, they are wide angle (120 I think).
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I plan on using these on my 6x10g rack
It might still work. You could string some thick material in the front and sides. I hung material over a shelf to my 10G. I will experiment tomorrow to see how high you need it for a 10G.
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Awesome thanks. I plan on wiring this up and getting the tank in the rack this weekend I guess for now I will drop it right on top it's got to be better than the desk lamp cfl combo I have.
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If you don't get full coverage with one, just add a second light-but it does look sweet having dark edges in a tank with a really bright center.
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I wired it up it. It seems that my one cfl puts off more light I think I'm gonna need two of these lights per a tank
Tapatalk is not allowing me to post a pics but I don't even think this one light will be enough to grow anything
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It may not look as bright but my lux meter begs to differ

Cfl-1000 lux
Led flood-1300
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It may not look as bright but my lux meter begs to differ

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It seems I'm gonna need two of these lights per a tank
I don't even think this one light will be enough to grow anything
I think 1 per 10G tank is enough. Proof is WaterLogged 10G planted tank with 1 over it. Just raise it until the light covers the tank.
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I have the light mounted about perfect I think

It doesn't put out nearly as much excess light as the t5's on my 72
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I have the light mounted about perfect I think

It doesn't put out nearly as much excess light as the t5's on my 72
Yeh!! Certainly should help keep electricty usuage down.

Could intensify the light to the bottom with reflectors.

Read the back of for sales signs is reflective material. Perhaps where they make signs you could get some with no writing on them.

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