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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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i need some help

i am having a hard time finding a clean looking led light setup for my 20cm cube i just ordered. i want it to be high output for now..

anyone know of any? the one i'm looking at is like $150+ which i thought was a bit much for a small cube setup. i may just go get the par38 bulb ($98) and call it a day though i won't be pleased with the aesthetics...

i was looking at this one for now as it seems the cleanest and the best looking.

but without actual par/pur data the 1 review online seems to say that it's low light.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 03:23 AM
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Didn't you see Jake's review on the fixture? He was very detailed in his thread.

The only thing I don't like about it is the color. Black would have been my first choice.

Here's the link.
AquaTop Nano Type-P LED Fixture - Initial Review
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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well that settles it! didn't notice the par readings on the side. it's at least the gauage i was looking for hehe
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 02:24 PM
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Noah, someone from our Plant group used the aquatop and she felt it was low light so this may not be the best option for you.

Consider looking at either LED floods or PAR38 bulbs which can be installed with a nicer looking pendant over the tank.

fyi: Led light good deal?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2014, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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thanks al for your response.
i'd say for a 20cm or a 25cm cube this light is pretty good for what i needed. i was able to comfortably grow a lot of mosses with it sitting higher than the neck clamp it came with. i'd say if i used the clamp, i would've had an algae farm
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