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Has anyone used these lights and had success with planted tanks? How would I mount them? I plan on having them mounted on my wall hovering over my tank. The ones I see for aquariums are meant for reef setups and are expensive. I'm wondering if i can use the flood lights they sell at Lowe's. I have 2 planted tanks that req med to high light.
 

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affordable can be different for two people.

when i was shopping for LED's, my budget was $300.
i went with a fixture from buildmyled.
they just started the build and i should be receiving it shortly.

if you tell us more about what kind of tank you have and a price range, i'm sure someone would be willing to help you. there's also a thread floating around with par values for led's somewhere.
 

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Has anyone used these lights and had success with planted tanks? How would I mount them? I plan on having them mounted on my wall hovering over my tank. The ones I see for aquariums are meant for reef setups and are expensive. I'm wondering if i can use the flood lights they sell at Lowe's. I have 2 planted tanks that req med to high light.
This is led household bulbs, you could do something similar with par bulbs i think.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107146&d=1363547338

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=277946&highlight=
 

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Here's a bad photo of my setup. It's a 58 gallon with two par38 bulbs from Lowes. Had to raise the lights because I was getting alot of algae even with CO2.
 

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awesome gooseneck mounts. where did you find those?

PAR bulbs come in a variety of color temperatures so try to get those with 6500k or thereabouts.
 

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here is my led grow/flood light



its installed on a desk lamp with a swing arm so the light could be adjusted to face nearly any direction.
 
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