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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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led light for 5g nano tank

Are these really led lights ? I was thinking 2 of this for the 5g tank.

http://www.amazon.com/Brightest-LED-...0820670&sr=1-4
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 07:14 PM
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Those are flat LED's. I think people are using these bulbs or similar ones for replacements on the Fluval Edge. Ecoxotic also has a light setup for their EcoPico tank that is supposed to be released soon as an individual item.
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Those are flat LED's. I think people are using these bulbs or similar ones for replacements on the Fluval Edge. Ecoxotic also has a light setup for their EcoPico tank that is supposed to be released soon as an individual item.
what does flat leds mean?
is this a real led then?
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=684
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Not all LED's are the big round bulbous things that you see everywhere. Yes that second link is an LED too. You have to look into what LED means Light Emmiting Diode. There are many types, the standard round one put's out light in a broader spread then the flat ones which are more directional. But I don't know much of what i'm talking about, just going by general stuff i've learned over the years.
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how would you connect something like the one on the second link? hardwired it into a plug?
that first one had a 140 degree viewing angle and the second one has a 125 degree viewing angle.

i'm confuse as to which one is a real led?

newb to led........
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 06:07 AM
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That last one is meant to replace a flood light, so meant to be hardwired into house electrical. You could just wire it to a grounded plug i guess, but I'm not an electrician in anyway and wouldn't know what to do. I was hoping that someone else would speak up on this thread.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:48 PM
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How about those tom perch 11w light? Theyre nice and compact.
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How about those tom perch 11w light? Theyre nice and compact.
what are those?
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Theyre clip on lights. Was told its bright enough to grow hc in a small tank.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 01:02 PM
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Yep I have a Tom Perch light. They come in 7w, 9w, and 13w. I have a 9w on my 4 gallon tank. Here is a link for the 13w, and you can search and find the other wattage ones they make.

http://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Perch.../dp/B002DW0HCE
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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so would the second light that i posted work well? I don't mind hard wiring it. I already have a pc light for the tank. Wanted to use led.
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The 2nd one you posted will work. It looks like it is just to be wired to a plug and runs on 110v based on its description
Maybe you can try the marineland singlebright if you want to go LED on your 5 gal tank.
http://www.petmountain.com/show_prod...m=11442-524913
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