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    Default LED lighting for a 30 inch tank with plants

    I got a nice dual fixture with my 39 gallon high, 30 inches long, but the ballasts are both bad. Replacing them: about $30. I can do this, but it I can do LED that is adequate to light a 24 inch tall tank for plants, for the same price, I'd like to do that. Any suggestions?
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    I don't think you can find a adequate LED fixture, even DIY, for $30. Please, someone prove me wrong.



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    I may just get a couple of ballasts then, I'm on a real tight budget this year. Thank you.
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    Michael is right. You will need to spend quite a bit more for a led light especially one to provide enough light to get down the 24" you mentioned.



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    I'll just buy some ballasts then, thank you
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    This one may suit your needs. Depending on the plants.

    https://www.amazon.com/VivaGrow-Aqua...LDK?th=1&psc=1



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliphant View Post
    This one may suit your needs. Depending on the plants.

    https://www.amazon.com/VivaGrow-Aqua...LDK?th=1&psc=1
    I checked this out and under the comments section it states that the light is very poor and will NOT grow plants.
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    I never read reviews. Rather just give something a try and see how it works.



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    It's 10 apiece plus shipping for the ballasts. Thank you though, $46 on an if, I tried the diy led's on the reef a couple of years ago and I was terribly disappointed, they didn't provide enough for my anemone or soft corals or even my mushrooms, I mounted them inside the light fixture cover so I wouldn't have to run 2 additional fixtures to provide enough light in the tank. still had to. Thank you though, I don't see how to close this thread.
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    I just bought a 24" LED with 48 10k bulbs and 24 Actnic bulbs with 2 separate switches and it cost me $81 on Amazon. Since I am a prime member I got free shipping.

    https://www.amazon.com/Finnex-FugeRa...ref_=yo_ii_img
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