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Nano
03-29-2012, 06:53 PM
What a decent LED fixture for a FW tank, no plants, I would like to stay away from marineland as I hear bad things about them, Ecoxotic is an option but, would like to see what you guys come up with

Bblinks
03-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Kessil A150W (http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/ld-ksa150as/Kessil+A150W+Amazon+Sun+LED+Pendent.html)

sphelps
03-29-2012, 07:15 PM
What about the vertex Vertex Illumilux IV LED Fixtures? They have a variety of color options for fresh water like the Marino Sole or Dolce Bianco.

Nano
03-29-2012, 07:22 PM
I think I'm going to stay away from pendants more then likely, vertex is a lot more then I am willing to spend for a FW tank, 48" is close to the price of a radion lol

sphelps
03-29-2012, 07:27 PM
I think I'm going to stay away from pendants more then likely, vertex is a lot more then I am willing to spend for a FW tank, 48" is close to the price of a radion lol

Actually it's about half the price as a Radion and the same price (and way better) then the reefbright Marineland fixtures. Also if you tank is 48" consider the 36" vertex which should still produce enough coverage.

Nano
03-29-2012, 07:30 PM
I hear ya, just not looking to spend more then probably $250 or so. I might see what martin can offer in the DIY department too, or ask Ecoxotic how many modules or stunners would be ample

sphelps
03-29-2012, 07:41 PM
If you're just looking for somethign cheap and simple there are heaps of stuff on ebay, like this:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LED-Aquarium-Light-Freshwater-Tropical-Fish-Bright-Single-48-4-ft-120-cm-Discus-/110845073151?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cee196ff#ht_1661wt_1060

Nano
03-29-2012, 08:03 PM
That one looks like a knock off marineland, lol not to be rude. anyone have any experience with the marineland lights? I havent heard anything great about them

RuGlu6
03-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Or this one also cheep and free shipping within USA. But they will only warranty for 30 days.
http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Freshwater-Bright-p/56205.htm
If you don't want plants then this can be an option, you only risk us much as $69. And fish looks good under these lights.

I have these lights on my Fresh Water Nano for about 3 month now and plant growth is good.
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82467

Cliff
04-22-2012, 01:44 PM
That one looks like a knock off marineland, lol not to be rude. anyone have any experience with the marineland lights? I havent heard anything great about them

I friend of mine has the double bright Marineland LED and I have the cheap knock-off posted above from E-bay

They are OK as long as you do not have/want plants. It's low level lighting for most tanks (depending on the hight of the tank) but it does give a nice look to the tank.

If you want a planted tank, there are better options out there like the below

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+21598&pcatid=21598

SanguinesDream
11-16-2012, 12:39 PM
I got a this lamp for my planted nano tank http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-2-Mode-Clip-Lamp-48-LED-White-Blue-Light-100-240V-CL-48-/110918224333?nma=true&si=wmaLlf9W7t0ht%2BAQ122VJUjHNBs%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 and it has been running beautifully 24/7 for over a month and a half.

Growth rates are fantastic!

burgerchow
11-16-2012, 05:20 PM
I just put a kessil A350w over my 55 corner bow front African cichlids tank. I tried the marine land led first, it wasn't too bad but wasn't really bright enough to make the fish colors "pop". The kessil is great.

Nano
11-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Lol wow. This is a nold thread guys! I don't even have fw anymore. :P