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how many leds for my diy moonlight

Tank is a 6 foot 125 gallon.

These were the ones I was looking at getting.

http://unique-leds.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=1624

How many would give me adequate lighting?
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Moonlights can be what ever brightness you want. Above a certain brightness they become regular lights and not moonlights. But, you can made them be as dim as you want. So, use as many or as few of those LEDs as you wish.

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My main concern was not buying enough. I was thinking somewhere in the ballpark of around 5 per foot length. Just wanted to make sure the light was evenly distributed.
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My main concern was not buying enough. I was thinking somewhere in the ballpark of around 5 per foot length. Just wanted to make sure the light was evenly distributed.
After seeing a pic of a 90 gallon that only was using 5 bulbs, I'm thinking 10 leds will be plenty.
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After seeing a pic of a 90 gallon that only was using 5 bulbs, I'm thinking 10 leds will be plenty.
I'm using 4 of these in my 130.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3496417

Ill eventually go up to 8.

EDIT: my tank is 5.8 feet
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I use eight blues in my 48" fixture.


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Thanks for the replys guys. I appreciate the help.
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