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EVO LED light assy

Just wondering if anyone has tried these or heard anything about them. They seem to be a good deal. I have a 90 gallon 48" wide tank. I kind of think I might need two of these assy's as one would only provide 96 watts of lighting, but then they are LED so I am a little confused lol. Thanks! I guess I cant post a link to Ebay, but the information needed to see it is here.

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I'm interested as well. I found the following on eBay and wondering if it will work well on a 15 gallon:

24" EVO Quad LED Light System Plant Version by Green Element
Dimensions - 23.00 x 9.25 x 1.25
Brackets add 0.65" in height
Includes 28 LEDs
4230 Lumen
3 watt LEDs
28x 6500K

Seems pretty good for the price, but all this LED stuff is new to me.

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I think if three watt LED's can grow coral rocks then they can probably grow the sh*t out of some plants what was the price on one for the 48"? I actually got a 4x54w t5ho coralife with 2x geismann aquaflora and 2x geismann mid-day bulbs cost about $250 and what? Like $20 a bulb or less and it's a lot of light.

Currently I have it on a 75 but I'd like to replace it with a 90 as well. But def +1 for 3w LEDs. They are intense.. Literally haha need cooling though for long life expectancy

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I'm interested as well. I found the following on eBay and wondering if it will work well on a 15 gallon:

24" EVO Quad LED Light System Plant Version by Green Element
Dimensions - 23.00 x 9.25 x 1.25
Brackets add 0.65" in height
Includes 28 LEDs
4230 Lumen
3 watt LEDs
28x 6500K

Seems pretty good for the price, but all this LED stuff is new to me.

Mike
Thanks for the information. I was looking at some technical data on those, 4230 lumen this is a lot, 28 X 3 watts leds.

Of course if someone would take PAR readings, that would be even better.

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Thanks for the information. I was looking at some technical data on those, 4230 lumen this is a lot, 28 X 3 watts leds.

Of course if someone would take PAR readings, that would be even better.

Michel.
Yeah 4230 lumen seems like a lot. They also have a version that is 16 x 3W:

24" EVO LED 6500K by Green Element
Dimensions - 23.00 x 5.00 x 1.00
Brackets add 0.65" in height
Includes 16 LEDs
3 watt LED
2100 Lumen
16x 6500K LEDs

For $85.00 it seems like a pretty good value, but without experience with LED lights I'm a bit apprehensive to go for it. When I left the hobby I had T5s, but I like the LED solution (or at least the concept a lot better). Hopefully someone here has one and can offer their opinion.
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Have you considered buying an LED unit from a forum supporting company that provides PAR data for all their models and has a proven track record of growing plants versus some random LED assembly from a random ebay seller?
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Have you considered buying an LED unit from a forum supporting company that provides PAR data for all their models and has a proven track record of growing plants versus some random LED assembly from a random ebay seller?
Absolutely! If they are in a reasonable price range. Could you make some recommendations?
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Absolutely! If they are in a reasonable price range. Could you make some recommendations?
Sure. No CO2, get a Finnex FugeRay. If you have CO2 and want to grow higher light plants, get a Ray II. Both are reasonably priced. Here is another member that I found that bought the Evo and was somewhat disappointed in it compared to his Finnex.

EVO light vs MarineLand Reef vs Finnex Ray2 vs Marineland DoubleBright vs Single Brig
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I have 2 of the evo 18in with 10 3w led fixtures they arent so bad not as bright as you would think at 18in I get around 80par and I also replaced all the blue leds with 10k. I also have the new marineland reef capable led 18 with timer and they only use 1w leds and I get 160par at 18in.
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Sure. No CO2, get a Finnex FugeRay. If you have CO2 and want to grow higher light plants, get a Ray II. Both are reasonably priced. Here is another member that I found that bought the Evo and was somewhat disappointed in it compared to his Finnex.

EVO light vs MarineLand Reef vs Finnex Ray2 vs Marineland DoubleBright vs Single Brig
Thanks TexasCichlid! I'm thinking of keeping crypts primarily, but would like to consider some ground cover as well. Do you think the FugeRay is sufficient, or should I just go with the Ray II? I plan to provide CO2, but I'm not necessarily concentrating on 'high light' plants.
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Wow lots of great info, thanks! The FugeRay was actually my first choice until I saw the awesome price of the EVO. I think I will still go with the FugeRay as it is proven though. The Lumens just confuses the heck out of me. I am good with understanding PAR though. I dont plan on using CO2 at least for a while, and my substrate on my 90 gal tank is about 21 inches from the surface of the water. Outstanding post by TexasCichlid. Wish I had seen that before lol as it answered all of my questions about the same exact fixtures.
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