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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:52 AM   #926
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I'm having a heck of a time estimating the actual size of these things from the photos. Would these LED spotlights fit in a canopy? Would they get too bright for a tank that'll have, at most, shrooms, polps, and softies (since we already have a puffer)? My husband wants LEDs for the 58g that we hope to get soon.
You can visit your local Lowes or Home Depot and they have similar par30 and par38 bulbs with LEDs...


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Unread 03/27/2011, 03:25 PM   #927
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I bought two of these for my two PAR38 leds from nanotuners.

When I got the bulb in and plugged it in, I noticed it has 3 settings. Touch it to turn it Low, touch for medium, touch for high and again for off.

THe bulbs only went on when I was touching it and it would flicker on then go right off. I didnt mess these up did I? They arent dimmers like it says NOT to use.

Im having so much trouble finding wall lights to go with these that can be plugged in.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 03:55 PM   #928
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It sounds like the fixture you are trying to use is a three way or dimmer. I would avoid using it.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 05:28 PM   #929
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yeah its a 3way. Im not trying it again and will be taking it back


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Unread 04/13/2011, 04:52 PM   #930
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I finaly got my Par38 light to screw into it, a 6500K LED made by http://www.sunbritelighting.com/



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Unread 04/24/2011, 09:42 AM   #931
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Cardiff MH replacement

Tank dimensions are 20x20.5x20 according to website. Looking to get rid of MH hair dryer fixture. How many would I need for sps, lps, calms and softies? Any input appreciated. May have found aesthetically appealing fixture. Pricey, but looks good and allows vertical and left-right adjustment. Search for "rise and fall" lamps if interested to see the type of fixture I'm looking at. Trying to combine aesthetics and form with function is a bear!


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Unread 04/24/2011, 02:19 PM   #932
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How many 20,00k for a 60 gal tank? 4' x13" x20"... thanks


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Unread 05/28/2011, 11:28 AM   #933
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How many would you all go with for a 48x24x24? Als what optics and spectrum. I have a sps dominant mixed reef. Thanks!


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Unread 05/28/2011, 02:42 PM   #934
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How many would you all go with for a 48x24x24? Als what optics and spectrum. I have a sps dominant mixed reef. Thanks!
IME I am getting right at 12" X 12" coverage. This allows a little overlap and keeps the lights off if the glass. So with that in mind you are looking at 8 - 10 of these. You may want to look at a different option for that big of a tank or you could do some spotlighting and make a really sharp looking tank. Look around on this thread for pics of Beeker's tank.....

Very nice!


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Unread 05/28/2011, 06:22 PM   #935
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Yeah I pm'd beeker for more details but haven't gottena reply yet, so I am just seeing if anyone else has any info on the subject.


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Unread 05/28/2011, 07:17 PM   #936
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i have a rapid 20k and a ecoexotic 12k and needed both for complete coverage ohn my aquapod 24g


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Unread 05/29/2011, 10:36 AM   #937
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Yeah I pm'd beeker for more details but haven't gottena reply yet, so I am just seeing if anyone else has any info on the subject.
Yeah, I got the same thing when the family and I went to Cincy for spring break to see some friends....Was hoping to find out from Beeker where the good shops were....no answer....

Wonder if Beeker is still around.....


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Unread 06/23/2011, 01:47 AM   #938
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comparative shot of bulbs

Over this tank (still cycling) are 4 par 38 LEDs. Recessed cans, extensions used to adjust height. 32" cube. Front left is a generic 12x3w cree 60 deg "cool white" (55-6500k) bulb. Stupid bright, and IMO very reasonably white vs yellow. Back left is the ecoxotic 14k. Uknown lenses (got second hand). Just doesn't seem as bright as the back right which is the nanotuners 14k with 40 deg lenses. They are not exactly the same. The whites on the ecoxotic much more yellow. The front right is a 12x1w generic 60 deg cool white. Again, I think it's a reasonable color. I don't have PAR meter so I can't tell you what the penetration is like, but it seems to light the tank very reasonably IMO with minimal light scatter (right next to DLP tv and doesn't cause viewing problems)


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Unread 06/23/2011, 07:38 PM   #939
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anyone have experiance with this par38, im about to buy it but am hesitant as ive seen multiple threads about it and no one answers, is it that bad? i wanna hang it over a 7.5mr aqua, mostly for sps lps and only softie i want is zoas
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=702


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Unread 07/04/2011, 07:03 AM   #940
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I've read almost all this thread over the past couple of days, and I think I know the "power" side of what I need. What I'm still a little unsure of is the color. I'd like to approximate the color I get with a basic T5 mix of 50/50 10k and actinic - I could go a tad more blue than that but am definitely not looking for the "windex" effect. I'm not sure what that "temperature" would be and in any event it seems as though the advertised "K" isn't necessarily how they appear. So, is there any one of these bulbs (Boost/Rapid/Ecoxotic/Nanotuners) that would have that color (and which combination, since some have multiple possibilities), or any two that would mix? If so, which one(s)? Thanks!


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Unread 07/04/2011, 08:51 AM   #941
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anyone have experiance with this par38, im about to buy it but am hesitant as ive seen multiple threads about it and no one answers, is it that bad? i wanna hang it over a 7.5mr aqua, mostly for sps lps and only softie i want is zoas
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=702
Only 1 watt LEDs and very tight optics so you will most likely have some spotlighting even in that small of a tank. Let us know how you like it and track your results for us.


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Unread 07/07/2011, 01:27 PM   #942
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...I'd like to approximate the color I get with a basic T5 mix of 50/50 10k and actinic - I could go a tad more blue than that but am definitely not looking for the "windex" effect...is there any one of these bulbs (Boost/Rapid/Ecoxotic/Nanotuners) that would have that color (and which combination, since some have multiple possibilities), or any two that would mix? If so, which one(s)? Thanks!
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Unread 07/07/2011, 02:21 PM   #943
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anyone have experiance with this par38, im about to buy it but am hesitant as ive seen multiple threads about it and no one answers, is it that bad? i wanna hang it over a 7.5mr aqua, mostly for sps lps and only softie i want is zoas
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=702

i just ordered one of these to try out, i am setting up a 12 gal nano and interested to see how it does, im hoping to get by with the one, we will see..


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Unread 07/07/2011, 04:54 PM   #944
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I've read almost all this thread over the past couple of days, and I think I know the "power" side of what I need. What I'm still a little unsure of is the color. I'd like to approximate the color I get with a basic T5 mix of 50/50 10k and actinic - I could go a tad more blue than that but am definitely not looking for the "windex" effect. I'm not sure what that "temperature" would be and in any event it seems as though the advertised "K" isn't necessarily how they appear. So, is there any one of these bulbs (Boost/Rapid/Ecoxotic/Nanotuners) that would have that color (and which combination, since some have multiple possibilities), or any two that would mix? If so, which one(s)? Thanks!
if you are trying to avoid "windex" effect, you should pick up the "reef" color par38 from wingoled. their par bulbs beat rapid's and acan lights' par bulbs hands down both in the color rendering and par value. when it is on, the "reef" color is very white with very little blue while still providing a lot of "pop" . when it is off, the ratio of the blue to the white is 7:8. i am not sure how many royal blue and blue are in the 7 leds.


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Unread 07/07/2011, 05:42 PM   #945
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You have link for wingoled?


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Unread 07/07/2011, 07:01 PM   #946
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here is the link of the par38

or you can browse wingoled.com. click on aquarium lights, you can see a host of aquarium lights they make or import. you will have to email them to get the dealer nearest you. I picked up some of their products in ct swap and lfs in new york city


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Unread 07/13/2011, 06:31 PM   #947
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Would two of evils Par38s 20K with 60degree optics light a 18 gallon (24"X12"14.5"T)?
Would I be able to keep SPS?


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Unread 07/17/2011, 03:40 PM   #948
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i did get the par 38 bulb in, here is a pic with the tank empty with a light fixture on it, has 36 watts, 2 bulbs, one all white, one all blue,

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Unread 07/17/2011, 03:41 PM   #949
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here is the tank with the par bulb i got on ebay, it has 12 2 watt led, 6 blue, 6 white, the picture came out like all their is on is blue but both are on, this bulb has 30 degree optics and is mounted aprox 1 foot over the tank

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Unread 07/17/2011, 03:43 PM   #950
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i do not have the par bulb permanently mounted yet, I will be looking into that soon, the tank is still cycling and i just now today put in some softies from my other tank, they other tank had a 175 mh, figured if they adapt and live then they will be getting enough light,


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