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Out with the old metal in with the new leds


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    carlitofish - Reefkeeper CR Sponsor
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    Default Out with the old metal in with the new leds

    just got 6 300 watt LEDS to replace 10 Metal halides. here is the before and after... by the way if anyone needs any used metal halides, lol.

    I think by doing the change it saves about 230 a month for this tank operation. the tank is twice as bright.
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    Default new leds :)

    here is the nice clean look of LEDs. No remote ballasts to deal with.
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    Default here is the tank lit with leds

    its a 1500 gallon tank about to be decorated with coral (im looking for frags...)
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    wow...not much else one can say.
    what led fixtures did you go with?
    what did you base your decision on?

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    That tank is sick! Im going all led on my main soon! Are those Evolution Leds?
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    I went with blueline. I have always had good luck with them. and I get a real good deal on them. they are the brightest i have seen so far.

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    A 1500 gallon tank?, now we're talking. Im thinking about going that big a few years down the road
    It takes a long long time to build a coral reef. Step by step the reefs survive on partnerships. And the most important partners are you and I.

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    WOW! Are you going with sps, lps, softies or a combination?
    240g Great Lakes Glass! ETSS1400/panworld250,LED 120wX4 AJM, LED,2x sunbrite ,Tunzex4/,200gal sump/mixed reef/Biopellets.

    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

    IMG230 - Out with the old metal in with the new leds
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    Quite a huge tank! Go led!!
    Detroit's oldest large LED tank! Est'd Jan 2005, went LED June 2009. 6' wide 130g reef, Sunbrite T10 LED tubes (3xGen 3 and 1xGen 1), mostly SPS, but chalices, other LPS, and a few softies too.
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    gonna be a mixed reef...(not this one its a fish only tank, for now.)
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