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Post by blennieluvr on Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:14 am

OK...so I'm not a noob but I don't know anything about LED's. I wondered if these might work for my 12g nano. They're not much more than buying new bulbs and my employer might be more willing to let me keep my tank at work if I'm running LED's. ??

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Post by mrhaglund on Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:22 am

Funny, if you kept your tank at home your employer would want you to use metal halides and if you keep it at work LED's. Who's your employer again? oh yea! Wink
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Post by Swanwillow on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:25 am

so mean Mr. Haglund


Yes, they'll work. Very well too!
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:27 pm

Anyone else need/want one?
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Post by GoingPostal on Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:54 pm

I could use one if you want to go in, now we just need one more person lol!
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Post by seaponygirl on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Howdy, I'd like one, if no other members with senority jump in. What size tank area should they go over? I have "plans" to put two 55 gallons together or turn a coffee table into an aquarium or...

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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:07 pm

Doesn't go by seniority so much as the first to speak up. I wouldn't think you'd want them on a very big tank unless you had other lights with it as it's not going to shed light in a very wide pattern with a head that shape. Maybe my 12g will be about right but not bigger then that but that's a guess on my part. It's a great nano tank option.

He doesn't have fixtures to show all 3 working at the same time but says they do indeed work. I'm willing to go ahead with it. $40 is a cheap way to get into LED's! (BTW, was kinda kidding about work Swan....and, for the record, we do like people to save on their electric bills!)
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Post by GoingPostal on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:28 pm

I can mail or paypal my part to you Cammie. It can be my try over the 7.5 gallon. Now to find a ok looking lamp to put it in...
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Post by Swanwillow on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:31 pm

I'll throw in for it too! If there's still an open 'spot' lol, just reduces my cost of buying one in the future. If he's willing to hold them til the 18th it'd be best I bet >.< Otherwise I can stop by and give you monies any time.
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Post by Swanwillow on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:31 pm

And, unfortunately, LEDs don't have a big spread. Its what I run on my tank!
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:22 pm

He said he couldn't hold them and I guess I don't blame him. So, if I'm paying now, I'm hoping someone in Duluth with either pick them up or that he'll ship speedee.

If seapony is out, swan is in and we still have 3 takers.

GP - I hadn't thought about the OK looking fixture part. The one we have is kinda dorky looking...maybe I can paint it black or something.
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Post by Swanwillow on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:23 pm

Go to menards or home depot. They both have the hanging supplies to do pendant style light fixtures.
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Post by blennieluvr on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:43 pm

I have one already. It just isn't that pretty. A silverish kind of thing.

He isn't set up to do paypal and the item is no longer listed on craigslist so he figures he will still most likely have them when we go on the 18th and we can pick them up. I'll contact him before then.

1 - me
2 - goingpostal
3- seaponygirl
in line - swanwillow

Hopefully, he will still have all three. I'll let you know.

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Post by danreefs on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:11 pm

hey guys do a write up of the leds. I like to try them on my 40g when i get it.
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Post by cdness on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:21 pm

I thought about jumping in on this but decided against it only because I don't have the height to adjust intensity. I was thinking about using them under the tank for my sump frag setup. I think I'll do a small Aquastyle kit and build it at the March meeting, assuming all pans out...
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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:34 am

danreefs wrote:hey guys do a write up of the leds.

Great idea!
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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:40 am

Ummm...no write up for me. I dropped mine in my tank. Sad Wait, I can tell you that it looked like it was going to be a HUGE step up from the stock pc fixture.
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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:55 am

So they are not waterproof?

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Post by cdness on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:18 am

rinse in RODI then place in a bag of rice. If they were not powered up when they got wet you may still be ok...
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Post by Swanwillow on Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:23 am

I've dropped my stunner strips, while on, in the tank. They still worked! Just try to let it dry out, do what cd said, and try again.
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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:25 am

Good call about the rice. I might still try that even though it 's two days later. Unfortunately, it was on when it took a dip.
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Post by GoingPostal on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:59 pm

x2 on the rice, I have a cheapo menards led fixture over my non photo tank and the connector thing didn't make the move well or something, I've dropped it into the tank while on two times now. And grabbed it out without getting electrocuted lol. If that doesn't work, you can always have my bulb instead, I don't know how soon or ever if I will get to use it and you need one now.
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Post by icereefer on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Well if it's been 2 days it should start showing sediment lelt over from it drying easier clean up, because you can see the sediment.then Rice it Wink
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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:50 pm

I'll rice it and see if it makes a comeback. Thanks, GP for the offer, I will likely do that if this one doesn't make a comeback.
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Post by seaponygirl on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:48 pm

Now you tell me. I just dropped my small strip in. In trying to dry out the connector I broke off the pin, where it plugs into the cord. Maybe I can have it rewired?

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