Bio-Cube LED fixture group buy

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by al g blenny, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. al g blenny

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    Hey Everyone. It's been a long time since I talked to most of you. I have been out of the reef thing for a while but I recently got back in and I now have a 14g bio-cube. It's not much right now but it's better than nothing. In all of my researching on this I stumbled across a LED fixture that works perfect for the 14 gal. It has the light output of a 250 halide without the heat. It also uses a LOT less power. I know LEDs aren't a new thing to the hobby but this hood is perfect for these tanks and it is super cheap. I was thinking I could manage a group buy on them. The fixtures should run less than $150 (maybe as low as $120). The only problem is that they need to be protected from the water in some way. All I did is have a piece of acrylic cut to sit on the lip of the tank. The light rests right on that. I could take some pics if anyone is interested. You are all welcome to see it in person if you want as well. I live in Redwood City. You can post here, PM me, or email me at algblenny@yahoo.com. Thanks.
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Do you have a link or something to the fixture in question? I mean $150 seems awfully low considering the cost of current fixtures out there.
     
  3. GreshamH

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    MAAAATTTTTTTTT long time now see :)

    I was just talking about you the other day :D
     
  4. xinumaster

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    I want one for my office.
     
  5. tuberider

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    Hi Matt!!!
     
  6. GreshamH

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    Hey you're the one I was talking about Matt with :lol:
     
  7. tuberider

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    We made him reappear :D
     
  8. GreshamH

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    POWER!!!!!
     
  9. Ibn

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    ...cue background music...when you wish upon a star...

    great to see you, matt!
     
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    hi Matt,

    Would love to see a picture, or specs on the LED fixture.
     
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    Very interested.Ditto on the specs and some pics.Welcome back.
     
  12. al g blenny

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'll try to get some pics and the specs up in a day or two. Do you think I should post this on the RC BAR forum? Will I get in trouble for that? Al g blenny is already banned but I don't want to get my other screen name kicked off as well.
     
  13. sfsuphysics

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    Knowing the RC forum you will definitely get in trouble for it, regardless if you're running a business or not.
     
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    welcome back Matt.. its been a while..
     
  15. tuberider

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    We have nothing to do with RC anymore!!!!!! :D
     
  16. sid700

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    Any additional info?
     
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    I can tell you that it is a little over a square foot (12" x 12") and it is 28 watts total. I'll get some pics today.
     
  19. sfsuphysics

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    Name?

    I have a really hard time believing that a 28watt fixture can equal the power of a 250w light, maybe right next to the emitted.
     
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    Welcome back Matt!
     

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