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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #16
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One more thing to consider is that both ends you have about 3 inches of the housing and no light. I have the 30 inch and only get 24in coverage. I have a 36gal and quite deep, about 19 inches deep. with 3 whites i think i have low light. the good thing is my green spot algae problem is resolved.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:12 PM   #17
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Please do tell about the moonlight mod. Thanks
It would be great to find out. I would like to do it as well.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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Hello,

Do you have photos of the setup itself? I mean the modular leds mounted on the top? You have 2 of them?

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #19
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Extra bulbs arrived, unfortunately the fixture isn't set to arrive until next Wednesday.

Guess it is time to start researching how to splice the moonglow.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:11 PM   #20
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Picked up the fixture last week and so far it is doing well with the three LED strips. I find it to be bright enough(so far the plants do too). The moonglow is two seperate blue LEDs and I don't think it is worth it enough for me to wire it seperately.

I'll update after a while to see if the plants continue to show growth.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #21
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Picked up the fixture last week and so far it is doing well with the three LED strips. I find it to be bright enough(so far the plants do too). The moonglow is two seperate blue LEDs and I don't think it is worth it enough for me to wire it seperately.

I'll update after a while to see if the plants continue to show growth.
What are the dimensions of your tank?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #22
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The tank I am trying them out on is a 37 gallon, so 30 x 12 x 22ish. I am aiming for a cost effective way to get medium/low light. I don't want CO2/high light.

With the 2 colormax and 1 white it seems to work well. Some may prefer what Aqueon recommends of the 2 white, 1 colormax.

I may go that route for the 46 gallon 36" setup.

I do wish the bulbs went to the end and weren't just 24"s.

I would have went with the buildmyleds but at double the cost, then having to add a dimmer seems a bit silly. Sure I could someday switch it to a high light/CO2 setup if I wanted but I highly doubt I will ever want to go that route.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #23
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I just bought 2 24" modular from Petco for 10$ each. They are clearing them out.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #24
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Do they have other sizes? Like one 30 and one 36 and how much? PM if you are interested in picking them up for me and I could send payment via paypal.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #25
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I've been on the fence about these fixtures but never considered running 2 of them. Would 2 36" fixtures be enough light to co slider "medium" in a 40 breeder?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #26
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I called Aqueon to get some info on the 36" Modular LED. This seems like the place to post it.

Each diode is .22w. The 36" light uses 30" strips with 22 diodes each for a total of 5W. I guess the blue account for the missing wattage.

3 light strips rate 41 PAR at 12". They estimate about 20 PAR at 24".

Interestingly that's slightly less than the Marineland Doublebright per the LED Lighting Compendium (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=160396).

They come with a 1 year warranty.
Does LED light differ from fluorescent? The wattage seems very weak but par seems to be ok.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:11 PM   #27
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I went back for more. But they are all gone. And yes there was other sizes.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #28
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Seem like these led is being call off.
Petco wouldn't just sale them that cheap.
$10 for a 24"? That's $1 per gallon on led.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #29
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I called Petco. They say it is an online exclusive, you can see their website. I'm not sure what the deal is with the local store in this case.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #30
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I have had mine on my tank for a month now. I dose with co2 booster and flourish. Cryptos and swords are growing great. Christmas moss does not seem to be growing much. Like Atari said it is good for low to medium light and slow growth. But for the price they are great.
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