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post #16 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 02:27 PM
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Here's a FTS with the light. The cord is out front because it is SHORT. Maybe 3'. I'll get an extension today.
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post #17 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Woooo that looks really good! Thanks for posting. What did you do with the old light? trash?
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Too bad about the light build. Kinda wanted to see what you could achieve with the OEM light.
I'm going to use the old light till it burns out. If anything it'll be like my old Spec, not bad for low light plants



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Then again green cabomba, hydrocotyle, green macranda grow in anything.. towards the end plants started melting as the LEDs grew dimmmer (3 burnt out)

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Woooo that looks really good! Thanks for posting. What did you do with the old light? trash?
I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm sure it will get used in some other mod/project.
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Too bad about the light build. Kinda wanted to see what you could achieve with the OEM light.
I'm sure it would be fine for low light. I just wanted to go higher tech.
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Light burning out already... 2 bulbs out after a total of.. 8 hours run time Didn't realize there was moon lights lol.



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And your sig keeps growing! HAHA, nice setup, keep us posted with lots of photos and plenty of free RAOKS


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And your sig keeps growing! HAHA, nice setup, keep us posted with lots of photos and plenty of free RAOKS
Lol so does yours! I need to find a narrower font.
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Light comparison (ignore the ugliness, just cycling dirt)

Stock,

13W CFL,

ugly, but light dispersion is better

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Sucks about the light. Fluval needs to address planted tank fan needs instead of the general public...lol. Must be cost related.

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Light burning out already... 2 bulbs out after a total of.. 8 hours run time

Kind of upsetting, wish they'd just lower the tank by another $10 and not sell the light. Debating whether or not to even ask for a replacement (it'll still be crappy and will just burnout again)


I love/hate Fluval.
I think those are the two blue (moon) lights. They come on separately.
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Lol you're right! I feel stupid it's just naturally really dim.
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So when is your bday? Don't tell me you're a Leo too.


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Yep Leo, why?
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post #30 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 01:32 PM
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So... moonlights make the light worth it? Or not even close :P

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