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.
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
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.
Last edited by InfiniteGlory; 03-29-2013 at 07:18 PM.