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The future of planted tank Lighting?!

Not sure what i was searching for when i came across this but seems like it might be a future lighting source for the planted/reef tank industry.

Natural sunlight via optical fiber cables or whatever lol

Bring the SUN into the house and run it into a hood/canopy

pretty cool

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http://www.sunlight-direct.com/products.html
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that's a really good idea. probably someone can make this DIY, but optical fibres are expensives.


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We're talking $5,000 - $10,000. Wait for a while to get the price down.


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that would be sweet, though. with that you could grow any plant/coral, but you wouldn't have the choices of changing your color temperature (K). But, I think that being able to grow anything would be better than not being able to change the color of your lights :P

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We're talking $5,000 - $10,000. Wait for a while to get the price down.
if i won the lottery, I would buy a huge tank and use the biggest one they have!
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Better have a back up system in place though...rainy days would put a damper on all of this...lol.

Cool idea though.


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Better have a back up system in place though...rainy days would put a damper on all of this...lol.

Cool idea though.
it'd a hybrid, i think. When there's no sun, it switches to electricity. If you have this kind of money, why not just build a green house with aquariums in it?


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The price of the product has no comparision to the price of the mirror which harvests sunlight for my 250G 'incomparable'.

Managing CO2 during monsoon is bad enough in this sunlit aquarium. If I did not have the amount of time (I have retired from active service) I could not have managed it. Even I feel you should have a backup for rainy/cloudy days if you have a sunlit aquarium.

If you have a choice, you have a problem, till you elect your choice. No choice, no problem, only consequences, learn to live with them.
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