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t-8 led look to grow coral w/o expensive fixtures!!!


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    carlitofish - Reefkeeper CR Sponsor
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    Default t-8 led look to grow coral w/o expensive fixtures!!!

    just bought 2 led t8 fixtures that can fit to any old shop light. they look to be 50/50. I'm very excited about the possibilities.


    has anyone else tried them out yet?

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    Got any pics?
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    Sounds good...who makes them. Any links for more information?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitofish View Post
    just bought 2 led t8 fixtures that can fit to any old shop light. ......
    WARNING!!!!!

    Do NOT put these in a shop light unless you like explosions, fires, and electrocution!

    It says right on their page that it is for use in their fixtures only!

    These are almost exactly like the old Sunbrite Gen 1 bulbs. Ballasts are internal to the tube; 90 low powered LEDs per foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjr View Post
    WARNING!!!!!

    Do NOT put these in a shop light unless you like exposions, fires, and electrocution!

    It says right on their page that it is for use in their fixtures only!

    These are almost exactly like the old Sunbrite Gen 1 bulbs. Ballasts are internal to the tube; 90 low powered LEDs per foot.
    just hooked them up. they are sweet as pie. you are right about plugging them in as it popped my fuse. sorry no explosions. they are extremely bright. whole thing would cost around 150.00 if you want two. would easily grow coral in up to a 90 gallon tank with two. you definitely do not want to plug them in without rewiring the shop light to accommodate the led bulbs. the problem with shop lights is it has too much equipment in the guts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjr View Post
    WARNING!!!!!

    Do NOT put these in a shop light unless you like exposions, fires, and electrocution!

    It says right on their page that it is for use in their fixtures only!

    These are almost exactly like the old Sunbrite Gen 1 bulbs. Ballasts are internal to the tube; 90 low powered LEDs per foot.
    just hooked them up. they are sweet as pie. you are right about plugging them in as it popped my fuse. sorry no explosions. they are extremely bright. whole thing would cost around 150.00 if you want two. would easily grow coral in up to a 90 gallon tank with two. you definitely do not want to plug them in without rewiring the shop light to accommodate the led bulbs. the problem with shop lights is it has too much equipment in the guts...

    ps. would be around 80 bucks if you want only one.

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    Default no explostion or death. but do not plug them in a ballast.

    nice pic of the light
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    Are the cases metal (with heat sink "fins") or plastic?

    Sunbrite sells clips that attach to the ends for about $5 per tube. They would work on these too, so you could "retro" them if you do't want to add a fixture.

    These will work fine on LPS; if you want to grow acros, you'll need a bunch of them to get sufficient PAR.
    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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    i would say on a 40 gallon breeder many acros could easily grow and flourish with two bulbs. there are 288 leds I will set up a few tanks with this. I would say they will out last and out perform t 5s, pc's, and the ho leds i am now using smoke halides completely. so far, in all the tanks i have switched, i aM REAL pleased with led performance. this is simply a light that will out perform t5, pc and vho pound for pound every time.

    i just got 6 300 watt leds delivered and they seem way brighter than a brand new 1000 watt bulb
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    here is a tank with 4 leds tank is only at two weeks old. now i have 12 variety of sps the tank is 10 x 3 x 3. all coral growth is insane. there a 6 leds now total.


    this is only the live rock so far. this stuff came with all kinds of life on it. (there is a tiny acan in the bottom right.)
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