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    Those ulta bright led strips wil work for your pico, starting at 311 lumens per foot is a lot
     
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    what relationship is there with lumens and K ? and sommer nm too.?
     
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    Lumens - Total amount of visible light emitted by a source,
    Kelvin - Color temperature of the light, the more K the more cooler (white blue) color you get in the light the less K the more warmer color ( white yellow) you get in the light.
    NM - Visible spectrum range colors, human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm
     
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    How many lumen's are ok with corals? because I don't know the K value of these LED's. is there a way to tell the K value of these LED's
     
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    and that will be more than enough light? the light wil be mounted at the top and at the bottom of the tank all the sides of the tank. giving most of the cracks that are dark a bit light .
     
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    sorry for the hijack. would also like to know if u can use the strip lights for tank lighting and where can this be bought, also can i get them in actinic too?
     
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    Yup that will be more than enough light for your pico:thumbup:
     
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    No probs...;) join in the fun.

    http://www.flexfireleds.com/pages/Co...5050-LEDs.html

    It all depends on the size of your tank, the blue led strip will do the job for actinic on your tank. If you have a big tank I wont go for these led strips I'll go for 3w crees or luxeon leds.
     
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    my new tank is also a nano. 690 x 390 x 390. will be starting my work on it over the weekend. want to do something DIY on it and most LED units are too expensive for my pocket. so i figured the strip lights could maybe work for me aas they are not that expensive as far as my knowledge goes.
     
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    For a start I think 4 foot strips of the white and 4 foot strips of the blue would work lekker on your nano:thumbup:
     
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    4ft strips on a 2foot system? is that the sizes they come in?
     
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    or begin with
     
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    By the looks off it you can buy it in foot, I recommended 4 ft off each so that you can arrange it like this in your hood:

    2ft white,
    2ft blue,
    2ft white,
    2ft blue,
     
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    sounds good. will do it that way then. thanx for the help man
     
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    Cool:thumbup:
     
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    so here's a question:

    the bright white ones with the K rating of 6000 -6500k with 531.8lm per foot, can i put these inside a 6-8mm clear return pump tubing, ensure the ends are sealed well with marine silicone and put them inside my sump. Want to use these to light up the sump at night for cheato. I do now want to put it over the sump but inside the sump as the sump is behind the tank and i do not want light inside the DT during the reverse light period.

    Will the clear return pump tubing melt?
     
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    tubing can melt. LED's can get hot
     
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    thought as much - have to figure a way to do this now to have light "inside and not on top":lol:
     
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