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    Top Fin LED hood.

    I just opened and assembled the LED hood that came with my Petsmart Top Fin 29 gal kit. Ugh.. I dunno. It's about as substantial as a soda bottle.

    The strand of 7 LED pods snaps into pockets on the underside of the hood and the kit comes with a plug in power adapter with an on/off rocker switch.

    It is blindingly bright when I fired it up though..




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    leds apear brighter because its point source light. any idea on the total wattage in there?
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    Yeah try to find the wattage if you can. As far as flimsiness Top Fin isn't exactly high quality, there glass aquariums are good enough quality but I don't much care for most of their other products. Looks like they really limit you on the size of a filter you can stick on the tank too with that cover.



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    another reason to stay away from Top Fin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbishop View Post
    another reason to stay away from Top Fin...
    True dat!

    I knew going into it that it wasn't going to be high-end stuff at ~$100 for all. It gives me a starting point. Least expensive for piecing together those components would be more like $150ish

    IMO, after stopping at Petco today, their low end and kit stuff looked better than Petsmart's

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpetrosky View Post
    leds apear brighter because its point source light. any idea on the total wattage in there?
    The only wattage rating I see on the whole rig is on the box for the power supply. Along with the 120/240V, a fraction of an Amp, it says 6 Watts. Dunno if my math is anywhere near correct, but if it was 6 watts total, each of the 21 LEDs would be less than 1/3 of a watt (0.28).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshyFresh View Post
    The only wattage rating I see on the whole rig is on the box for the power supply. Along with the 120/240V, a fraction of an Amp, it says 6 Watts. Dunno if my math is anywhere near correct, but if it was 6 watts total, each of the 21 LEDs would be less than 1/3 of a watt (0.28).

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    Sounds about right the lower end marineland led's are like 0.3 each as well. Fine for keeping fish but you'll have trouble with live plants.



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    Each emitter is .3 watts. Each small strip is just under 1 watt. Great fish tank light.



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