I'm trying to get my aquarium up and running, and found that since I want to do a planted tank the 48" single fluorescent tube hood that I have will be inadequate.
It's a tall 55 gallon; 48" x 12" x 20". Talking to someone in a pet store, it seemed like my options were to go with a compact fluorescent setup or maybe some T5 bulbs, and to check ebay for prices.
When I searched ebay though, I found these for $95 shipped:
4 x White LED Aquarium Grow Light Panels 48" 56w total
Number of panels: 4
LEDs per panel: 225
Total LEDs: 900
Color: White 7000k
Power per panel: 14w
Panel (ea.): 12.25"x12.25"
Panel height (ea.): 1.5"
Hydroponics or aquarium lighting (dry areas only)
Four dazzling, extraordinarily-bright 14-watt panels
100% genuine Bridgelux LEDs
I am a fan of LED technology, but was wondering if anyone had any luck or experience with these new lights. I like the long life of LEDs, and their power efficiency, but most importantly they have to WORK.