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Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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55 gallon reef led lighting/ LOW BUDGET


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I'm setting up a 55 gallon reef tank and I am on a low budget, say 250-300 range. I'm want to use LEDs because they will save me money in the long run. I know they are not cheap though . I just wanted your input and any recommendations would be great.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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Alot of folks here do DIY. I don't have a clue about it so here is a bump....
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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What is your dimensions for your tank?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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I do not want do diy
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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What about width and how handy are you on DIY stuff?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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21 deep I could do DIY but I would like to buy for this build
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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I was looking at the deep blue solar flare dx 2 strip lights have any of you used this before?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #10
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No, but I read some info and found these are better, http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Reef-Bright-p/56214.htm, just add some blue strips and you are good.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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Maybe this, http://www.aquatraders.com/EVO-Quad-...ht-p/56209.htm, but i have read on it...
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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Hey thanks, I think the evo quad is what I will be getting!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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So I guess I am asking for input.





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I am looking into these personally, http://www.ecoxotic.com/catalog/prod...ma-marine-led/.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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I built my own fixture with a 36 led kit from aquastyleonline.com, they use bridgelux leds and some no name drivers but they are cheaply priced and are actually pretty decent quality only thing is that the shipping is pretty expensive. It cost me about $150 for the LED kit with shipping, and then about $50 in supplies from homedepot.
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Hey thanks, I think the evo quad is what I will be getting!
Build your own and customize it, fixtures like that in my experience tend to create beams of light into the aquarium.
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