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post #11 of 105 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, I thought it would cost $100+ for LED's. This cost only cost $15.95 for 3 feet and the shipping was free. I am way happy with the results.

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You must have bought the last 3 footer in stock. He only has 1 and 6 foot now. I really would like to know numbers wise how this compares to a lamp suited to grow plants

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the one foot 250 lumens for 13$ looks like a good option for a 5 gal. i could just get a glass cover and put the strip above it so the water cant get it.
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kyle89, if you need to order some now check the other listing for the more powerful ones. You might need to only order 1 foot instead of 3 since they are more powerful. Also since they are 'rated' at 6500k they should do the job.

I am just going off the listing info since it would take specialized equipment to really tell what color temp they are.

Marktrc. You can still place the strip on the bottom. Just be sure to seal the connections with aquarium sealent. If you don't have to cut it then sealing the one end is all that is needed. The one end that came connected to the wall wart on mine was already sealed.

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Any updates on how your plants are doing with the updated lights?

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I have had them down from Sunday until last night. Had to go back and seal all the connections with aquarium sealant and also wire them in to the factory tank light switch. So they have been fine as far as I can tell.

Out of the plants I have in my tank the moneywort seems to be the one that is lagging behind in growth the most. The anacharis, compact swords and anubias seem to be holding steady in growth. They were doing good with the old light and I was hoping to see better and faster growth. So more time may be needed.

When I get home I will take some pictures and compare them to when I first installed the lights and see if they are helping

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My apologies Kyle for the late update. Since this was taken I trimmed and regrouped my plants so the tank has a cleaner appearance. I opted to float my moneywort since it's recovery seems to be much slower then any other plant in my tank. Overall I am impressed with the $15 ebay strip light.

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You just made me very very very very excited!!! I order mine on Tuesday an they should be at my girlfriends house waiting for me!!!!

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I was just reading your other thread and remembered I had taken the picture but not updated this thread. what LED's did you decide to go with?

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Same as you. I decided to save money an wait

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