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post #166 of 315 (permalink) Old 06-02-2013, 02:28 PM
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24 inch - to be used on a new 20L (the newest PRL tank in my 20L journal).

Tank currently has a 30" Coralife T5NO that sits 3-4 inches above the glass top of the tank - bent the legs, as you can kinda see in this older photo:



Getting tired of the remaining T5NO fixtures exploding/melting and/or cracking glass tops, so I figure it's best to switch to LEDs, as nearly all of my other tanks are lit by LED fixtures.

Not a fan of fixtures that don't span the entire length of a tank normally, so I'm hoping there aren't any dark areas.
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Re: (New) Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture (6500K/RGB)???

Oh cool... here's to hoping there's no dark areas! I've been hearing a lot of reports of those coralife 30" fixtures having some design flaw. I thought that was just with the earlier runs and they'd replace them? Anyways, sorry to get off topic... if the Current LED+ is too short for your liking, where most people buy lighting for their tank, you can now have an excuse to try out AquaTops high clarity 60H equivalent for this lighting! I've been eying up that tank myself since I've been so impressed with the 20cm cube's quality. I was thinking of using my two LED+ fixtures on it as my livingroom tank. We'll see... the ever so perpetual MTS condition continues! Lol
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Re: (New) Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ Fixture (6500K/RGB)???

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Well, I just bit the bullet. I think this will be awesome for my all ferns tank that's only 11" deep. The only thing I would have liked to see is some program-ability built in but that would have really shot the cost up I believe.
Oh man, I just checked the tracking for mine. Ups says there's a delay with my package because of a train derailment. Yikes!

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I'm interested in this light for my three 20g longs, which are low light no fert no co2 planted tanks. Anyone using it on a 12" high tank?
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My fixture will be here Friday/Monday and I'll be using it on a 20L, londonloco.

I'll take photos and provide details once it gets here.
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Thanks Some, I also just ordered one. Figured I'd try it also....
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Went another direction

I wanted this and studied this and just could not get convinced that it was the right one so I went T5HO.
I do know that they are talking about one with timer built in and more pointed to plants. Just no idea when they might have it out.
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This fixture and just about any T5HO fixture are worlds apart in terms of PAR. The LED fixture is low light in most applications. T5HO is usually medium at worst and really high at best in most applications.

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I wanted this and studied this and just could not get convinced that it was the right one so I went T5HO.
I do know that they are talking about one with timer built in and more pointed to plants. Just no idea when they might have it out.
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Got mine today. I love it.

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Love mine, too. Here's my brief writeup.

Think I'll order more as soon as I can afford them.
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Cool write-up and (iphone) pics, Jake! Especially the part about wanting them for every tank you have! I think I feel the same way... Haha
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Here's a shot of Full Spectrum - over one of my shrimp breeding tanks:



Can't see it in the shot but there are no dead spots.
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Im a fan as well "D

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fan here too, and +1 on the living room fun thing. my son figured out that turning the white light all the way off (the black arrows on the remote) let him wash the entire tank in just the RGB lights. thus he gets volcano reds, deep blues, algae water greens, and all the betweens like purple and such. hope it doesn't freak the fauna out too much!

Edit- I posted in the aquascaping forum, but for folks who use this RGB LED, check out the combo with a whiteboard and a backlight with the Current:

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Thanks for this thread, all! I really like how it hides all the stuff hanging off the back of the tank like the filter, cables, CO2 line with a white foamboard, and at the same time serves as a backdrop for light diffusion. Backlight is the old Aqueon CFL hood's full spectrum bulb, and now that the HOB is propped by the foamboard i could use the HOB's plastic offset dongle to offset the aqueon hood light from the back of the tank at any angle needed. Separate outlet from the LED so it could run even when the LED turned off due to the timer, and bingo - done! Here's the setup, and some examples of how it looks with the Current Freshwater LED plus - RGB madness!



Here's a Sunrise look, with a low light orange coming from the LED:



Here's a little moonrise:



Here's a Blair Witch Project look with the LED off and just the backlight on:



And here's my son's favorite, an Aqua look that makes it seem like the water is blue and the plants still pop green:



Total cost - 10 bucks for the foamboard, that's it!

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I just ordered one from kens fish, 48", for my rainbow fish tank. should make them look stunning.

it better make them look stunning.

best price I could find, $135.00 w/ free shipping and no sales tax

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