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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:42 PM
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ive bin wondering this same thing since i have 6 23 watt sprial cfls over my 40b

did u guys get them from hd or lowes if so what would i or anyone else be looking specificly for
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:46 PM
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hey acen what are the dimensions of that 13 gallon shallow
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How pretty , what do you keep in it as far as fish or shrimp?
Thanks!

All fauna was picked for their algae appetite.

Cherry Barbs, SAE, Blue Neon Goby(Stiphodon atropurpureus ),Amano & Cherry shrimp, Blue Ramshorns, MTS.
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All fauna was picked for their algae appetite.

Cherry Barbs
Cherry barbs like algae? What about checkered barbs? any feedback? sorry if I hijack, I can open another thread.

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Cherry barbs like algae? What about checkered barbs? any feedback? sorry if I hijack, I can open another thread.

Thank you, Michel.
If you look at the YouTube video on my DogFish's 40 journal, the Cherry Barbs are eating a sheet of Seaweed. I will see them pick at algae on plants. The Cherry barbs don't destroy my Crypts, Java Fern or Taiwan Moss.

Other types of Barbs are destructive on plants I've read. I understand Tiger Barbs are pretty rough on plants. Cherry barbs are the only kind I keep.
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Other types of Barbs are destructive on plants I've read. I understand Tiger Barbs are pretty rough on plants. Cherry barbs are the only kind I keep.
Yes most barbs like plants, I had problem with gold barbs and have to give them. They destroyed cabombas, elodeas, even began eating crypts. I like barbs but I am afraid for the plants.

I may give a chance to cherry barbs or checkered barbs knowing they do no reach more than 5cm. Thanks for the info.

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This led bulbs arrived today.

First impression is not good, it looks like one of this bulb give mutch less light compared to my 11w cfl i am using

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Just ordered a couple for testing on my 30x30x35cm cube.

Looks promising, they is 3x3w epistar/cree with 6,5w power consumption.

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BUMP: anyone else have any luck?

I'm looking at some LED bulbs that are Corn Cob shape, look them up by searching Corn LED. Funny name but that's what they look like.

I need something to fit into my 2 e27 sockets on my old Metaframe tank. Sure I can rewire the whole thing and I still might but if i could find two nice LED bulbs that fit the spot that would be great. Currently running two 15w/6,400k CFL's.
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Good to know. I did see that most bulbs had only marginally better lumens per wattage compared to CFL's. I was thinking that it would still save some power, and get me started on LED's. I can mess this up once as I do have two incandescent spotlights in my garage that I would like to get rid of but it may just be better to use CFL's which are much cheaper and do a true LED build later with all the fancy stuff.
I think the led bulbs can give more light compared to CFLs. You have to think that CFLs are twisted and emit in every direction, a lot of light is not going down.

On most led bulbs, the leds emits in the same direction, if it is the case. I think it can be worth it, depending on the price.

Just look at the post #5. Acen has a setup with 2 led bulbs which must be at 2-3 feet above the tank and it grows carpet plants. You cannot achieve a similar setup with standard CFLs at that distance from the substrate, unless you spend more $$ to have 40W CFLs or even more.

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BUMP: anyone else have any luck?

I'm looking at some LED bulbs that are Corn Cob shape, look them up by searching Corn LED. Funny name but that's what they look like.

I need something to fit into my 2 e27 sockets on my old Metaframe tank. Sure I can rewire the whole thing and I still might but if i could find two nice LED bulbs that fit the spot that would be great. Currently running two 15w/6,400k CFL's.

Are these what you are looking at?

http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/juda13wledsc.html

My friend ordered two few days ago for her terrarium.
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Are these what you are looking at?

http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/juda13wledsc.html

My friend ordered two few days ago for her terrarium.
Thanks those look great but as with a lot of these new bulbs and bulb manufactures they don't give you all the specs you want... Like lumens. Otherwise I have no idea how bright it is until you install it.
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