BoyuTL 550 leds,

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by StrayTang, 17 Nov 2014.

  1. StrayTang

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    Hello alll!

    Ok so i am thinking about changing a few of the white LEDs in my boyu lid to red, green and purple,

    Can anyone tell me what LEDs are in the led units??

    Regards!
     
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    Hi @StrayTang, the LED's on this tank is really good for coral growth. Maybe consider adding an led strip (I'm waiting for a quote from my lfs) or two. I'm going to add a 20cm strip of blue just to get more crispness in the water.
     
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    Errrmm, how long are your lights on for?
    I wanna change 2 to purple and 2 more to blue.

    Just for abit less harsh light, and make my corals pop more!

    Tank really looks good, but colours seem abit dull compared to guys with bpught LED light units, with red, green, blue etc!

    Do you know what LED is in the hood??
     
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    @StrayTang if you decide on adding green or red, just be cautious, it could end up looking like a disco. Your idea of 2 purple and blue is good BUT IMHO @Reaper has the better solution. I wouldn't want to void my warranty.
     
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    I just stumbled upon this site, and they have great reviews on their service with overnight delivery. As you can see, they have 14,000k and 20,000k led strips designed for aquariums.

    Marine Lighting | Buy LED Lights Online with a Lifetime Warranty

    I'm just waiting to compare the price from my lfs with theirs to see what I will be adding...
     
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    I am gona change the 2 leds between the blue to purple and 2 more to blue, just for a crisper color in the water and on the corals!

    Has no one opened a boyu led unit?
    I wanna know what leds to get before i remove it,

    Adding more leds strips, means more plugs, more electricity close to the water. Etcetcetc,
    I prefer just changing a bulb or 2..

    Im sure someone has before,
     
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