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Old 08-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Need help, have a 10 gallons nano-LED setup

I know nothing about LED and its hard to research. I have a ten gallon and I want to buy a clip on or LED hood for it. I plan on doing SPS and LPS corals.
I need some numbers for what to look for. I have no idea what kind of watts to get, the size or how many leds to get on the fixture. can someone please help point out some affordable fixtures that would work well on a 10 gallon?? thanks for any help!!

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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What are your aquarium numbers calling for as far as lighting? In watts. You need to have a figure before anyone can advise you to what type and size LED you will need. Then all you have to do is figure out how to match the lighting requirement using LED. Google is your best bet.
Maybe use the search term LED watts = Fluorescent watts.


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Old 08-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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You should never search using "watts" for lighting comparisons. "Lumens" is the more appropriate term for an accurate calculation ....

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Lumens is what you're looking for. Watts is a rate of energy conversion.
Try and find out what you have for lumen output and try to find something similar or better.
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