View Full Version : LEDs Light tank from 5' above tank!

04-17-2010, 12:19 PM
Check out this guy's custom LED setup! He's lighting his tank from 5' above his tank using 8 lenses!


06-25-2010, 11:33 AM

06-30-2010, 07:51 PM
man that looks to easy to do. do you think that puts out enough light the corals need?

06-30-2010, 08:03 PM
Mr Liriel made one and uses it over one of his tanks. The new technology does work with SPS corals.

06-30-2010, 08:08 PM
it seems like a cheaper route and more lifetime stability since LEDS last a long time. i havent decided weather to do this or MH. being military i dont have big budget. you know how that works murf lol E4=broke lol

06-30-2010, 08:58 PM
man i just looked @ the par38 bulbs for 12,000k is like 110bux. man i would probably need like 4-6 bulbs with 6 LED's in each to work on my tank so i might stay with MH idea for now

07-01-2010, 09:30 AM
Well if the Photon Canon come out next week as promised, and the numbers are there I will be replacing my MH ;-)

07-01-2010, 09:58 AM
Yeah those photon canons are promising!

07-21-2010, 05:50 PM

07-22-2010, 06:39 PM
50 watt single led pendant. Damn that is all you can say.

07-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Found this on R2R, puts out as much as a 400 (read the whole thread)


07-23-2010, 02:21 PM
This just went up on reef builders! The blue pendants!


08-02-2010, 12:31 PM
How do you know how many of these dudes to get for your tank?

08-02-2010, 01:05 PM
I plan on going with 3 for my 8' tank. I might have some dark areas but it won't be where I have corals.

08-02-2010, 01:26 PM
Id think they would be similar to MH with one every two feet as the recomendation!

08-03-2010, 07:44 AM
I've been out to their site and I don't see a chart that would help with that decision. I'd think that the 2 ft. per lamp would be sufficient, so 2 lamps for a 4 ft long 120.

I did the math and if you run your halides 8 hours a day, it is just over 17 years to get to 50,000 hours of use. So that means that you'd go through 34 MH lamps compared to 1 LED lamp. If you use 2 MH lamps, like I do, that would be 68 MH lamps. So just uing 1 lamp for price comparison, at $75/lamp, you'd spend $2,550 on 34 lamps over 17 years. So, $549 vs. $2,550.
That's an easy call!