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|01-06-2013 08:18 PM|
|jhays79||Just read that thread as well, I think I will be doing the same CFL method when I set up my next tank. So much easier and cheaper to adjust the lighting and bulbs to suit the tank than investing a lot in a fancy HO fixture.|
|01-06-2013 06:46 PM|
Originally Posted by vvDO View Post
|01-06-2013 06:34 PM|
|01-04-2013 10:16 PM|
Now that i see this, i want to do this instead, anyone do this? it's cheap and i can get daylight bulbs too, basically everythig i wanted
|01-04-2013 03:45 AM|
Originally Posted by jbrady33 View Post
On a side note I'll get depth tomorrow If that's important, I've got a really weird 40 in the fact that it is tall, it's 30 in long and is wide
|01-03-2013 12:25 PM|
Finnex led lights - I swear buy them. Already made, no wiring or soldering. Tiny profile, big light.
Are you injecting Co2? if not get a FugeRay, 30" is under $80. PAR values are better than standard 2 tube fixture. Proof is in the plants right? Check out the 36 gallon in my signature, that is a 30" Fugeray, no co2 (just excel). The 3 gallon has a 12" fugeray
Going with Co2? The 30" Finned Ray2 high-power comes out this month.
|01-03-2013 04:20 AM|
Here's one where you can custom design.
With this customization you can achieve good PAR coupled with very high color rendering index ( CRI ) See this entire thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...196&highlight=
Do to my liking an open top uncluttered tank my personal preference is one 10 inch Flukers Sun Dome housing this bulb http://www.eiko-ltd.com/Products.asp...ndex=SP50/955K on my 45 gallon column tank. The bulb costs $15 not including shipping. http://www.lightbulbemporium.com/eik..._sp50_955k.asp
The bulb produces a white light. You would need two Flukers Sun Domes. There are two versions, Clamp or no clamp. I choose the version without a clamp. It is supported by a chain. Prices vary but many suppliers retail them for less than $25, some less than $20.
|01-03-2013 02:47 AM|
depending on size of the housing, number of CREE LEDS (CREE are the best out there IMO, for the price), and Kelvin rating. seems the 6500k are more $ then the 10k (or equivalent) but not much. the power consumption is MUCH lower then a Power Compact or Metal Halide, less heat and lower electric bills!! i love my EVO72s...never have to replace bulbs, less power, more light...WIN WIN WIN!!!
what size 40 do you have?? ive seen people call 29s a 30g and the dimensions of a 30 are waaaaaaaaaaay different then a 29....so depth matters too....
it was the best bang for the buck vs buying a Marineland for 350-up....for my 72"
|01-03-2013 12:57 AM|
Originally Posted by lowzone View Post
Anymore suggestions? Preferably cheaper ones? around 100 or lower, preferably lower
|01-03-2013 12:48 AM|
|lowzone||i just upgraded 396w of Power compact Coralife set up to a 312w LED set up. its an Evo 3w CREE LEDs. 52 bulbs on each 72" light (actually 70x5x1/2") and 2 strips. you can get smaller ones. the output is twice my PC and less electricity and LESS HEAT, and my tank was a 125 (21') with the PCs, its now a 220 (31" tall) and plant growth is decent at the bottom of the 220. its not amazing, but they are doing better then with my PCs. I have Parrots Feather and Pennywort pond plants inside, and they are doing as well as being out in the sun in the summer. Growing just as fast and thick. the lights were $297 for 2 72" shipped to my door. you can get shorter wider ones with choice of many bulbs for about 140.00, cheaper for less lighting/bulbs/narrower. the lumens are great and lights up the tank well. i plan on doing the same lights on my 10 gallon with a 20" light. check it out, on [Ebay Link Removed] search EVO LED 3W and look for your size tank length. i just ordered a 24oz CO2 bottle to start my CO2 injection, so i'll see how much better the plants do with them. if you just want BRIGHT for the tank, check them out.|
|01-02-2013 11:09 PM|
Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
I proably should have made it more specific and went out and said i currently have a 1 bulb and am looking for an upgrade
|01-02-2013 11:07 PM|
Let me specify even further...
For my birthday last year i got a 40 gallon with a cheapo flourescent bulb lighting fixture, whenever i try to change the bulb to something higher, like daylight bulbs, the fixture that i have doesn't run them at a constant, instead it rappidly flashes, so i thought... Why not get a better light fixture for my tank? So now im looking at all these lights that hold 2 bulbs (I want to do a full spectrum and one specifically to optimize plant growth) and they are upwards of 150, even all the way to 250 dollars! now i realize that i need help, so i came here. I have always had the cheap lighting fixtures that you get with a tank, so im REALLY new to the lighting world, if my question didn't make sense i appologize, i just want a good light that can hold preferably 2 bulbs and is 30 inches long, and is also below 100$.
I would try and get a new one of the same model as the one i have that can run just a daylight but i feel like in the long run i will get a new fixture, so why not save myself some time and get a new fixture right now.
Now we're here...
Also i have no clue as to wether or not LED's are a good option or not.
|01-02-2013 10:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
Electrical connections are also cheaper. Quality - copper alloy contacts last many years. Copper over steel will rust away starting from the holes or pores in the plating.
|01-02-2013 10:32 PM|
|01-02-2013 08:21 PM|
|jbrady33||You can get a 30" FugeRay LED for under $100, no more bulbs!|
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