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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2006, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey i was just wondering if anyone has used this -> http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...roledlightblue


If anyone has just say if its bad quality how much it lights up ( i have a 10 gallon tank) and maby how long it lasts.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Used what? There are no photos so I'm not sure what you are referring to.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-18-2006, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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oh sorry im such an idiot...
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 02:48 AM
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NP. I don't use that actual one, but I use something similar...
http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...tnocturnalblue



I use 2 of them on my 20 gallon long tank, which measures 30"Lx12"Wx12"H. I'm sure the 10 gallon is the same height as mine. The only problem I see, since it's not as tall, is a spotlighting effect with the blue leds. My 125 gallon tank (72"Lx18"Wx22"H) has 5 built in leds that came with my Coralife lighting system. Since it's 22" high, the leds are further out, so there's not much spotlighting effect. Cafermike posted the Odessa lunar lights, which appear to be a better solution for lunar leds.

Regarding their lifespan, my Coralife are still new, about 6 months and so far have not gone out. I know leds have a long lifespan.
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tyvm but i think that one is a little to expensive for 2 little led's. ill have to keep looking.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 04:20 PM
Basically, in small tanks, leds cause a spotlighting effect in s short tank, no matter whether you use the Marina brand or Current USA. Several leds would be a better effect to spread out the light.

There are also DIY cold cathode lights, which produces better lighting. And if you use a multi voltage adapter, you can adjust the intensity of the light.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 07:39 PM
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Brandon, you can get the lunar led's on ebay for a good price. i believe the jebo odyssea's would suit you. here is a link to an auction to show you what i'm talking about.

http://cgi.ebay.com/JEBO-ODYSSEA-15-...QQcmdZViewItem

and another one
http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-Blue-Je...QQcmdZViewItem

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 08:07 PM
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NP. I don't use that actual one, but I use something similar...
http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...tnocturnalblue



I use 2 of them on my 20 gallon long tank, which measures 30"Lx12"Wx12"H. I'm sure the 10 gallon is the same height as mine. The only problem I see, since it's not as tall, is a spotlighting effect with the blue leds. My 125 gallon tank (72"Lx18"Wx22"H) has 5 built in leds that came with my Coralife lighting system. Since it's 22" high, the leds are further out, so there's not much spotlighting effect. Cafermike posted the Odessa lunar lights, which appear to be a better solution for lunar leds.

Regarding their lifespan, my Coralife are still new, about 6 months and so far have not gone out. I know leds have a long lifespan.
i just bought and installed one of these (in the picture). i paid 11.19 at drfosterandsmith.com. well worth the money IMHO. it does create a spotlight affect hwoever you are gonna get that from any of them on a short tank. the taller you get the more the light is spread out. the biggest reason why i would NOT recommend this is the installation. how are you planning on mounting it? you cant get most of them wet so under the lid is out of the question. canopys are good but with a 10gal im certain you dont have one. i have a perfecto hood/ flourecent light. i was able to cut some of the inner housing around the main flourecent tube to fit the lunar lights. it was a pain in the ass but i like it a lot. i read that they will stay lit for 11 years constant. i wouldnt recomend the Odyssea lights unless you can control the light output. i wouldnt put anymore light into my tank then what these 2 leds produce. you have to remember these are supposed to simulate the moon. not LIGHT up the tank..

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hey and thanks for the replies. I dont really trust ebay because the shipping is always like 70 bucks for me. Does drfosterandsmith.com ship to canada and how much is the shipping.

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-19-2006, 10:16 PM
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Hey Brandon, where are you from in Canada? I am in Edmonton, Alberta. Big Als is an amazing store. As for the led lights, i have not used them but saw some red lights in one of the gorgeous tanks at SuperPet (lots of live plants in it). I would have to agree with you: ordering anything online from the US costs lots of $$$ for the shipping. By the way, the red led lights in the tank at superpet looked amazing.:)

You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
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