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  1. Marine Depot
    The Benefits of Using T5/LED Hybrid Lighting for Your Reef Tank Combine T5 with LED to create your ultimate reef lighting system!
  2. Lighting
    Hi there, I have the COralife 29g biocube and would like to update my lights to all LEDs. Currently I have the stock lighting, which is a mix of fluorescents, actinic, and moonlight LED. I know that there is empty space to add in extra LEDs to the hood, without making any significant changes...
  3. Lighting
    I have a 30"L x 12"W x 24"D tank. I currently have the original Marineland Eclipse 3 system on it, All still intact, but would like to retrofit the hood. I currently have the hood modded to have a 16w 16 led future, but want to remove the 2 T8 bulb fixture and replace it with an LED system. I...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    I have the 12 gallon jbj nanocube dx and I'm really wanting to switch to LEE's. I want to retrofit the existing hood however. But I also want it to be a smooth transition without a ton of electrical labor. I really just want to gut the pc's and mount a new kit. I'm new to reef tanks and I live...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    Woohoo first post! Hey everyone hopefully this is a simple question. I built my own canopy for my 40 gallon breeder and added a retrofit WavePoint T5 36in (4 bulb= 2 actinics and 2 whites) and 2 blue Current USA TrueLumen 36in LED strips. Is this enough lighting to keep any kind of SPS? Also...
  6. Lighting
    I have recently purchased an Odessa 4 bulb t5 light and it has all 4 bulbs over one reflector. I wanted to put individual reflectors but not spend to much. Has anyone ever used the reflectors from this site -> http://superiorsupplys.com/shop/ktn-trofferprismatict5t8/ Also do I really need to...
  7. Lighting
    Does anybody have experience with the ecoxotic PAR 38 LED lamps? How many do I need for a 29 gallon mixed reef with SPS? Also, how high and how should I mount them? Finally, what spectrum is best for these lights?
  8. DIY Forum
    me and my college roommate made MacQuariums. as you can see from the picture below they used a small 6.5k CFL light fixture. they are getting wicked hard to find, not the bulbs, but the mounting. modifying that mounting was a paint to say the least. it would seem that LED's would work great for...
  9. DIY Forum
    Hi all, First up, thanks to everyone who has put so much useful information in this forum already. I'd be completely lost without it! So, I'm planning a to retrofit the luminaire that came with my 11gal tank with LEDs. I learning all this stuff as I go (was always more of a software guy) so...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I should have a DIY 36 (3w) led kit with dimmable drivers and 60° lenses this week to weekend. I already have a strip of 12 3w atinic leds that will be incorporated into the fixture and I will be loosing my MHs. These are bridgelux leds from aquastyleonline and the 36 DIY kit is running me...
  11. DIY Forum
    Ok so I got to thinking, which is a lot of times a bad thing, but I was wondering if anyone has or ever thought about retrofitting the cheap Perfecto 1 bulb (or other) fixtures with LEDs... I have 2 of them on top of my 65 gallon tank, have some 6500K and 465 nm Cree leds and thought if I left...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I want to get either a biocube 14 or a nanocube 12, but I also have some acropora and montipora (high light sps) that I want to keep in there too. What kind of retrofits will alow me to keep them? I would like the retrofit to be easy to build and around $200.
  13. Lighting
    I am buying a complete system that has been in place for about 3 years. It is 180 gallon w/ 2 overflows, a 30 gallon long sump, and Tunze 9020 skimmer. It also has an Outer Orbit light w/ 3-150w metal halides and 4-96w Actinics. My question is it possible/feasible to by the parts and rewire...
  14. Lighting
    so im still on the hunt for new lights for my 75g :arg:. currently looking at catalina t-5 ho retros. seem to be a good value and the only bad things ive heard about them is to get rid of the cheapo bulbs asap. just wondering what you guys have to say about them.
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