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#1 fuggers

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:25 PM

after nearly 20yrs my old 6ft fluro is starting to glitch.

can anyone recommend a replacement LED brand that wont break the budget?

preferably 6ft so i wont have to modify the hood

cheers


Edited by fuggers, 06 April 2019 - 11:25 PM.


#2 Delapool

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:08 AM

Planted or unplanted / low light (in which for me, anything with dimmable settings which I just find useful for algae control).

#3 fuggers

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:07 AM

discus tank with community fish so not too bright. i have never been able to grow anything but algae, i even put duckweed in the tank as a nitrate filter but some of the tank residents got a taste for it and kept eating it all :mellow:



#4 Johny

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

Check out the Aquafresh NemoLight series. Aquotix/Vebas/morley aquariums sell them. Youre able to adjust the settings for different applications like make it dimmer, make it brighter, even the colour affects like adding more blue/red LEDS or having none at all.

Highly reccommended. 4FT version does my 6x2 more than adequately. 



#5 Westie

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:30 PM

Be careful with the LED lights under a hood

#6 Delapool

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

Too true, shortened the life of a few I suspect running them hot under a hood.

#7 Westie

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:13 PM

I use a 6 foot light from make my led as that’s what was recommended in Aquarium life forum. I also run a surface aquarium fan behind the lights so there is good air flow under the hood.

Cheap option would be either a 4 footer where you will probably have dark corners or two 3 foot units.

#8 malawiman85

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:57 AM

I have a Nemo AquaFresh... Looks good and performs well but wish i'd spent a few dollars more on something with a better control function like the MicMol range.

#9 fuggers

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:25 AM

cheers for the input guys






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