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Author Topic: Supplemental LEDs  (Read 55 times)

Offline Poeticlydead

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Supplemental LEDs
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:22:01 AM »
So I have taken down the 90 which ran T5s it's whole life, the tank just did not fit in the main floor living room and was getting no love in the basement.
To replace it I bought a 42g glass aquarium with the intent of doing a fish only or fish and maybe softies tank.
The tank has a multi piece glass top, and comes with a cover that houses a small led fixture - the fixture is good for lighting the tank but not much else also the actinic and white leds while having separate switches share a common plug so no automated dusk dawn etc.. and a bit white for my taste (have always preferred the 12k look) 

With my goals in mind I want to add some led bars to supplement the existing light I'm thinking at least 1 solid actinic bar to bring the blue level up and allow me to have a dusk/dawn start then bring the other light on all at once for the white.

Now I have a lot of options for this some more showy and fun and other more straight utilitarian but what I would like to know is what is everyone's experiences with prepacked supplemental led strip style lights or at least what have you heard. 

Couple things I have looked at
1) http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/blue-xho-led-strip-light-reef-brite.html
2) http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/blue-lumi-lite-strip-led-reef-brite.html
3) http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+10704+32360&pcatid=32360 
       there is a controller available for this one http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=33979 kind of a cool idea
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