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Thoughts On Par38 Bulbs

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TrentN   

It'll work. I would just be afraid that it might be too much blue and not the right white. As for goose neck they work fine, you just have to adjust it occasionally, gravity sucks. 

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Agree with Trent that biggest issue is the spectrum you get is the spectrum you get. Does it at least give a kelvin rating? That would give you an idea of the color at a minimum.

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Moat   

i use the red ones on my macro of chaeto, and i love it. I also have these lights over my zoas. I used the smallest reflector and they didnt work as well as the good reflectors. the good reflectors provide too much light. In the end these are cheap, solid leds. Problem is no dim control and they need a clip on. Which i have fried two already to dropping into the water. oh and the bigger reflector have a better clamp highly recommend them over the smaller. 

 

i have this unit. if you ever want to see them in action in person swing on by. I have some extra zoanthid frags if you want. all i ask is if my system crashes you hand me a frag back of what i hand out for free. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/54W-E27-LED-Aquarium-Light-12-Blue-6-White-Fish-Tank-Coral-Reefs-Bulb-Lamp-/322042947153?hash=item4afb416651:g:W-AAAOSwr7ZW6nEa

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TrentN   

^and it only operates a few hours a day. That's the longest he can get his wife to stand there with the flash light.

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Moat   

These are not to be trifled with, they are extremely powerful, you may not think so. I was one of the first buyers of chinese leds. I fried my corals, and still have that chinese black box over a 300g rubbermaid sump right now. It hangs about 2.5 feet over the tank. This 54w fixture is clamped onto the side and beam to the bottom and outshine those black boxes by a significant margin. With the inability to dim them i had to take them off my shallow zoanthid frag tank. 

 

If your skeptical, just grab one for china for 20$, and give it a test, not much to lose, in this hobby 20$ is a small frag. Like i said major downfall is they are too bright and not dimmable. Also they are too narrow on the lenses imo. I would prefer 120 optics or hang them high.

 

Let me figure out how to do a video onto here. my phone always butchers videos down to small size. 

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Moat   

you can get a 12w one over the 54w one i have would probably be a lot less par. also these are to heavy for the goosenecks they sell. if you can link a gooseneck you think that will hold this weight link it please because i need one, these home depot clamps put the bulb too close

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Moat   

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this is the 24w for growing plants from amazon and a yellow led from home depot. 

 

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T5 far left ATI 8x54, green bin on left 2 x 54w the units were talking about, dropped one so down to 1 now. 

 

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new light i wish i had not gotten in wifi. i prefer remote or hand turn on off. but long term wifi makes sense. 

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Moat   

yes if you buy a bulldog you must own leather, not to derail the thread but i love my dogs. Who also love my now dirty couch we seem to never get full clean. Some pretty dogs you got there. We got the tan boy from just up in chipley. The white/brown girl came from Texas. 

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