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    LED lighting for SPS in a 29G nano?

    Just curious what lighting you're using for your sticks if you have a nano? I picked up a super clean 29G Biocube and plan to convert from the 150W HQI to LED and grow SPS.
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    150w HQI should do fine

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    True, but I prefer LEDs--much cooler, no recurring bulb replacement costs, and they don't suck down the $$$ like halides. I'm paying $1.75 per kWh up here.
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    You probably already know this but if not I've heard rapid Led is good. But if it was me I would do a AI prime.

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    I've bought from rapidled in the past. What I'm really looking for is advice from people who actually have a nano and are successfully growing SPS in them under commercially available LEDs. I may end up retrofitting the hqi fixture just to get the asthetics I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceOps View Post
    I've bought from rapidled in the past. What I'm really looking for is advice from people who actually have a nano and are successfully growing SPS in them under commercially available LEDs. I may end up retrofitting the hqi fixture just to get the asthetics I want.

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    I had a 29 gal Bio-Cube HQI which I put an Ecotech Radion Gen 1 over and no trouble growing anything. I currently have this same Ecotech on one side of my 75g test tank and the HQI 150w with a Phoenix bulb on the other. The Radion is the brighter of the two. Sorry, no PAR measurements for you.

    The Radion Gen 1 has 34 LED's. However, eight of those are green & red. Here's the exact mix:

    8x Cree XP-G Cool White LEDs run at 5w each
    8x Cree XP-E Blue LEDs run at 3w each
    10x Cree XP-E Royal Blue LEDs run at 3w each
    4x Cree XP-E Green LEDs run at 3w each
    4x Osram Oslon SSL Hyper Red LEDs run at 3w each

    Hope that helps. I'd probably go brighter/stronger if it was dedicated to SPS and you were using some really deep violet and blues.

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    Thanks. There's really no use in comparing PAR measurements between predominately blue LEDs and any halides.

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    Have Doyle build u a 2-4 puck setup from the Pucks I used in my 29bc. It'll allow for 6-channels of control. And I have the pwm settings needed for different spectrums.

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    I'll be running a 120w full spec black box over mine when it goes up
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    Quote Originally Posted by 89delta View Post
    Have Doyle build u a 2-4 puck setup from the Pucks I used in my 29bc. It'll allow for 6-channels of control. And I have the pwm settings needed for different spectrums.

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    Which controller?

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    I'm no stranger to DIY LEDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceOps View Post
    Which controller?

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    levi likes the bluefish nano. All you'd need is ldd-h drivers
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