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Finally setup my DIY LEDs on my 20G. I'm still debating wether its enough light or should I go back to T5. I only have 4" of clearance so that may be the problem. These are dimmable but these are on full power for the pic. Let me get your input and see what u think about the lighting. Is it enough? Should I go back?



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It's 6 units of wingos MR16 12,000K bulbs. Each unit has 3 bulbs. I have 2 all white and 4 with 2 blue and one white.


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lol I thought about that a long time ago. If I did that there wouldnt be enough light to spread through my tank since I would only have about 2 1/2" of clearance and that would make all the light focus to the center and all my corals would burn. and the bigger the fixture, the more power and I dont need so much
 

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There are no dark spots just not bright enough for me ( I'm used to T5 still) I might just add a 24" led strip to brighten it up. I don't know if they are removable I'll ask Wingo.


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Who said anything about 120 watts? Mine is exactly 2 feet long. And clearance is a big part in lighting which I don't have much of...


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17" in height? Not sure what diodes are being used, I would ask the manufacturer. But if they are 3W diodes @ 17" of water, and you went 100% from the getgo... you would have a lot of unhappy corals on those rocks very quickly.
 

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This might help a little. Look at what Wingo says.
http://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum/want-buy/105079-leds-my-20-gal.html


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