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Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Cutch, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hi everyone. I have read and read information about led lights.,I want to convert from my 2 175 mh and fluroesence fixture!to leds. I have a hard time with the heat and the bulbs are due to be switched out. I have a 75 gallon 48" mixed reef Tank with a canopy. I find myself very confused on what to buy. I am debating between sols and ecotech. I even thought about boost and even debated about the chinese lights. I am all over the board and I just don't want to make the wrong choice. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks!
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  3. cosmo

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    the easiest way to start is;
    what are you growing in the tank?
    whats your budget?
    are you willing to DIY?

    It is very confusing, but there's light at the end of the tunnel!
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  4. frankthetank

    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    how much u looking to spend and what are u keeping ?
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    frankthetank Spaghetti Worm

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    are u looking to diy or buy one all ready for plug and play ?
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    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I am growing mostly lps and softies. I do have a couple acros and a Monti that are doing well. I wish I was a DIY er but I am not sure I could pull it off. I can afford the 2 ecotechs or 3 sols but probably not the 4 sols ( with a lot of convincing to the wife).
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  9. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Thanks Cosmo. I have debated about DIY kits for the savings. Just a bit nervous about tackling them.
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    Rpidled had plug and play DIY kits that are really easy to put together if ya wanna save some cash, i'd do that! i think 3 sols would be plenty for your tank or 2 radions!
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    read up on radions have heard a lot of bad things there very pricy
  12. Cutch

    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I of course would love not to have to drop 1500 on lights..lol. Have you tried the rapid kits?
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    you should be golden for about $700-800 at rapid!
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    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Those images from bio cube look great. Maybe I will give rapid a call and get a bit more info.
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    Thanks! :)
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  18. cosmo

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    i'd email them! Mike is great at responding and answering questions! if you wanna watch some videos on how the build goes, look up modularled.ca and watch their how to videos! that should answer 99% of your questions! If not repost and we'll help ya out! surprised biocube hasn't chimed in! That kid is great at this!
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    lol there ya go!
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  21. Biocube

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    Kid?!? I'm 26 thank you very much! ;)

    I know you will be happy with Rapid, I'm still enjoying my kit.
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    lol sorry MAN!;) trust me soon enough you'll be pumped to be called a kid! I wish i was!lol
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    Cutch Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I will start with the videos and go from there. Bio cube, did you find rapid easy to use? Would you DIY again if you needed another set?
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    Going forward I plan to do DIY everything. I have learned so much over the last few weeks about LEDs and plumbing.. Plus you can save so much $$ doing DIY.

    Once you have everything in front of you the "fear" goes away and you start building.