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Opinions on some DIY lighting I am trying out

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by apastuszak, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:07 PM.

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    Aquarium lighting, in my opinion, is ridiculously overpriced. So I am always looking for a DIY solution that will allow me to light up my tank for far less than store bought lights. And, I would like them to at least help grow some types of plants.

    So, I came across these on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Solla-Flood-2250LM-5500-6500K-Waterproof/dp/B019O1H3RS

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    I attached a PC power cord to it and plugged it in. The light seems nice and bright and the product description claims it's 5500K-6500K, which should be a good range for plant growth.

    I'm curious if anyone else has used this kind of light, or perhaps might be able to read the description on Amazon and offer an opinion on the light.
     
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    I have a 92 corner tank and I use 2 of these to try and hit the back of the tank. I think that I should have went with 2 20w lights in stead of the 10 w lights that I got, but they seem to do OK. I have seen them around, and the "King of DIY" on youtube has had success with them. My under powered ones are nice for allowing me to simulate sunrise/sunset, though in a step wise fashion.
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