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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Best led bang for the buck

What's the best led for a planted tank? I'm specifically looking for ideas for a planted 75 g but would be interested in any general suggestions also.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:29 PM
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Re: Best led bang for the buck

Maybe if you get some of the led flood lights off of "the bay of E" There are a few threads on here and I think one of them is tittled "chinese leds" or something like that.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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for the depth of a 75g tank, i'd water you'll need at least a 20w LED flood or greater and run multiple units to cover the span of the tank. My vote would be for the RGB controllable units. they may cost $10 more but the color control will definitely come in handy for a planted tank.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 03:00 AM
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Id say a finnex or the new fluval performance led.
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Id say a finnex or the new fluval performance led.
do performance led have different colors with the whites... red, blue, and green leds?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 10:01 AM
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Posts: 510 lights are a bit spendier, but way worth it IMO. I've heard the reps are a great help with customizing them as well.

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