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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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WTB: clip on LED light or eBay experience?

Up to $15, thanks! Photos would be nice

Or has anyone had experience with something like this?

Flexible Arm 48LED Clip Lamp 2 Mode:Blue/White+Blue Light
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i sold one to ryu1, maybe u can ask his opinion. my experience was that it's low light..
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At this price point, pay close attention to the over all wattage and number of LEDs in the fixture for comparison. There's only a handful of these lamps which cover the correct spectrum for moss growth. IME, Most will be very blue and completely lacking in the red spectrum.

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I use it on a lg marineland breeder box for some moss and pellia, and it fits perfectly on the side, so it is more than enough for me. The arm is not really flexible though. Not sure what you use it for, but spend a little more on a led fixture if this is for a tank and you intend to grow plants.

btw, I probably will not pay $15 for that but I got it for $5 from aokashi, thanks. The damn ripoff ice cream on a crepe cone cost me $5 dollars from an ice cream truck stopped by near my house a cpl months ago, so compare the 2 I would rather spend it on this led, lol.
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I bought some 9w screw in eebay spotlight led bulbs for $3. Works great and has the spectrum I need. I got the warm light ones. The only con is that they take a while to ship because they're coming from China.

I would say it's med/high light on a 10g-30g long and 40B depending on how high up you put it. You would need multiple to cover larger spaces. I have two on my 10g but they're sitting on the tank. I could probably do one, hang it, and get low light.

There's also other options like the 10w LED lighting also on eebay. It has a wider angle and would cover more. They're usually $10-12.

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Thanks for the responses, all!

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ayokashi/ryo, do you know what brand/wattage that LED is?

acitydweller, thank you for that consideration. right now, i'm restarting my tank and want to focus on this plant i'm trying to ID (Plant ID please, crypt. parva?) -- I don't think it requires much light...how much light do you think i need for the tank below?

i attached my project in question...it's ~2G / 14 inches long. my tanks are lowtech, no fert (maybe occasional tabs), and I stick to slow growing plants
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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mistahoo, sounds like a cool setup. any photos? having hard time imagining what this looks like.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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found this on ebay $20: New 14" 63 LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Tropical Fish Tank Bright Lunar EP98

but has euro plug...bummer. guess i could just get a plug converter to US. just worried that's going to be way too much light

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its 220v in europe. you'll likely either see a really dim light or it just flicker like crazy and wont work at all.

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ok, thanks. good to know.
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"Subscribed" I wanted to see what people say too because I always see them on eBay...


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