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04-18-2013 08:16 PM
SeattleFishGuy
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Originally Posted by Lia View Post
Are these what you are looking at?

http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/juda13wledsc.html

My friend ordered two few days ago for her terrarium.
Thanks those look great but as with a lot of these new bulbs and bulb manufactures they don't give you all the specs you want... Like lumens. Otherwise I have no idea how bright it is until you install it.
04-18-2013 01:32 PM
Lia
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Originally Posted by SeattleFishGuy View Post
BUMP: anyone else have any luck?

I'm looking at some LED bulbs that are Corn Cob shape, look them up by searching Corn LED. Funny name but that's what they look like.

I need something to fit into my 2 e27 sockets on my old Metaframe tank. Sure I can rewire the whole thing and I still might but if i could find two nice LED bulbs that fit the spot that would be great. Currently running two 15w/6,400k CFL's.

Are these what you are looking at?

http://www.lightyourreptiles.com/juda13wledsc.html

My friend ordered two few days ago for her terrarium.
04-17-2013 02:15 PM
micheljq
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Originally Posted by talontsiawd View Post
Good to know. I did see that most bulbs had only marginally better lumens per wattage compared to CFL's. I was thinking that it would still save some power, and get me started on LED's. I can mess this up once as I do have two incandescent spotlights in my garage that I would like to get rid of but it may just be better to use CFL's which are much cheaper and do a true LED build later with all the fancy stuff.
I think the led bulbs can give more light compared to CFLs. You have to think that CFLs are twisted and emit in every direction, a lot of light is not going down.

On most led bulbs, the leds emits in the same direction, if it is the case. I think it can be worth it, depending on the price.

Just look at the post #5. Acen has a setup with 2 led bulbs which must be at 2-3 feet above the tank and it grows carpet plants. You cannot achieve a similar setup with standard CFLs at that distance from the substrate, unless you spend more $$ to have 40W CFLs or even more.

Michel.
04-17-2013 07:33 AM
SeattleFishGuy BUMP: anyone else have any luck?

I'm looking at some LED bulbs that are Corn Cob shape, look them up by searching Corn LED. Funny name but that's what they look like.

I need something to fit into my 2 e27 sockets on my old Metaframe tank. Sure I can rewire the whole thing and I still might but if i could find two nice LED bulbs that fit the spot that would be great. Currently running two 15w/6,400k CFL's.
02-16-2013 12:55 PM
Jnad This led bulbs arrived today.

First impression is not good, it looks like one of this bulb give mutch less light compared to my 11w cfl i am using

Jnad

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Just ordered a couple for testing on my 30x30x35cm cube.

Looks promising, they is 3x3w epistar/cree with 6,5w power consumption.

Jnad
02-01-2013 05:46 PM
micheljq
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post

Other types of Barbs are destructive on plants I've read. I understand Tiger Barbs are pretty rough on plants. Cherry barbs are the only kind I keep.
Yes most barbs like plants, I had problem with gold barbs and have to give them. They destroyed cabombas, elodeas, even began eating crypts. I like barbs but I am afraid for the plants.

I may give a chance to cherry barbs or checkered barbs knowing they do no reach more than 5cm. Thanks for the info.
02-01-2013 04:48 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by micheljq View Post
Cherry barbs like algae? What about checkered barbs? any feedback? sorry if I hijack, I can open another thread.

Thank you, Michel.
If you look at the YouTube video on my DogFish's 40 journal, the Cherry Barbs are eating a sheet of Seaweed. I will see them pick at algae on plants. The Cherry barbs don't destroy my Crypts, Java Fern or Taiwan Moss.

Other types of Barbs are destructive on plants I've read. I understand Tiger Barbs are pretty rough on plants. Cherry barbs are the only kind I keep.
02-01-2013 03:10 PM
micheljq
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Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
Thanks!

All fauna was picked for their algae appetite.

Cherry Barbs
Cherry barbs like algae? What about checkered barbs? any feedback? sorry if I hijack, I can open another thread.

Thank you, Michel.
02-01-2013 02:59 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by Lia View Post
How pretty , what do you keep in it as far as fish or shrimp?
Thanks!

All fauna was picked for their algae appetite.

Cherry Barbs, SAE, Blue Neon Goby(Stiphodon atropurpureus ),Amano & Cherry shrimp, Blue Ramshorns, MTS.
01-30-2013 10:46 PM
pirayaman hey acen what are the dimensions of that 13 gallon shallow
01-30-2013 10:42 PM
pirayaman ive bin wondering this same thing since i have 6 23 watt sprial cfls over my 40b

did u guys get them from hd or lowes if so what would i or anyone else be looking specificly for
01-30-2013 10:25 PM
Jnad Just ordered a couple for testing on my 30x30x35cm cube.

Looks promising, they is 3x3w epistar/cree with 6,5w power consumption.

Jnad
01-29-2013 06:25 PM
Lia
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Originally Posted by Algae Beater View Post
yup,

I have posted this tank a few times before. I often ignore it and hence I am battling some thread algae.

biggest issue with any LED is it's secondary optics. narrow beams are great for deep tanks but have awful coverage and the revers is true for wide beams.




Great looking and the bamboo growing out adds alot, what do you keep in it?
01-29-2013 06:24 PM
Lia
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Originally Posted by james1542 View Post
You simply screw them into a regular socket. They do give off heat, but the shiny metal part you see that makes up the bulk of the light has a very important function as the heat sink.

Thank you, going to home depot or lowes this weekend and will look at them for an open top shrimp tank which I am doing.
01-27-2013 07:25 PM
james1542 You simply screw them into a regular socket. They do give off heat, but the shiny metal part you see that makes up the bulk of the light has a very important function as the heat sink.
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