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I hope you figure out the right LED for a Mini M before I buy any more.
Haha. Thanks. I'm happy to be the guinea pig. To be honest, it's not as expensive as I thought. A lot info out there also but it's unfortunate that most fixtures are geared toward marine stuff.

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I have an aquaray grobeam 500 (18 inches) and have had for about a year and half now. I am very satisfied. I have had good results and they seem very quality built.
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I have an aquaray grobeam 500 (18 inches) and have had for about a year and half now. I am very satisfied. I have had good results and they seem very quality built.
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I have an aquaray grobeam 500 (18 inches) and have had for about a year and half now. I am very satisfied. I have had good results and they seem very quality built.
Are you growing plants? How is your growth.

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yes,
it was heavily planted, then I fell off on my co2 and ferts and things really thinned out but I have kicked things back in shape. Check out the link in my sig for a few pics. The gro beam is plenty bright, almost too bright in some cases. Its a great fixture I recommend to anyone, it was a little pricey at the time but they have come down some.
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yes,
it was heavily planted, then I fell off on my co2 and ferts and things really thinned out but I have kicked things back in shape. Check out the link in my sig for a few pics. The gro beam is plenty bright, almost too bright in some cases. Its a great fixture I recommend to anyone, it was a little pricey at the time but they have come down some.
Awesome. This helps me out big time. The 500 has the blue lights. I may just try the 400 cuz its only white. I think it's the same emitters as the 500 except that they are 6500k.

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Found a great thread about the mini led 400 on the ukaps forum. Lots of info and pics. http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=17042

I'm def going with this light. I'll probably try and use some sort of suspension system to hang it over the tank.

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well I have this one


its all white lights.
Oh! That's the strip! I'm getting the tile.
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right gotcha! Im sure its comparable although the square is more money, wonder why.
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iPhone photo update. Crypt petchii and mi oya added to the left and right sides of the tank. They were grown emersed so it's kind of hard to tell which is which. Looking forward to them growing out in a few weeks. Hopefully they don't melt too bad. Lol
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ughhhh....

I ordered some knock off lily pipes from asia...they look great but they already broke! I put the tubing on dry to see if it would fit and it wouldnt come off...as I was trying to pull it off the outflow snapped in half in my hand! I haven't even used them yet! thats what I get for to go cheap. I'm just having crappy luck with this tank...I tried to glue it with silicone. so hopefully it bonds well in the morning, but im not too optimistic. I am also battling some green hair/thread algae, so I had to order a new bulb for this fixture. I didn't want to cuz im upgrading my lighting anyway, but I dont have the money for that setup right now. the new bulb is a cfl and it was only 10 + shipping. havent had the chance to do any maintenence either with my work schedule... or set up my new filter...woe is me!

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You're definitely snakebit. I'm worried about what you're going to do with that LED tile (or what it's going to do to you). Make sure you're grounded when you plug that thing in for the first time.

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You're definitely snakebit. I'm worried about what you're going to do with that LED tile (or what it's going to do to you). Make sure you're grounded when you plug that thing in for the first time.
Hahaha. Oh man...I know, I'm a bit if a clutz but not too bad. So I got some Loctite. It's glass glue. So far it looks like it worked. But it says to not get it wet for a week!

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4/29 update. Moss is really growing great but I am battling some hair/thread algae. New bulb for this fixture should be here on monday. Haven't had much time to myself these days, so its tough to do maintenance. Need to do some tidying up in this tank. Click image for larger version

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