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I use the cheap LED "Aquaneat" fixtures off ebay on most my tanks. 4' 1w versions run about $38 and the 6' ones run about $70. I have six of those fixtures currently running on tanks and have been very happy with them. Have been using them for about 3 years now and for the most part have had no issues with them.
This is way late but would they penetrate 28 inch tank?
 

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This is way late but would they penetrate 28 inch tank?
If your looking for cheap versatile led light with a nice spectrum checkout dsuny, marsaqua and blackbox. I got 3 dsuny daisychaned together on a 200x50x60cm tank tank and im more then happy with them
 

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look on ebay for COB light strips. They are super cheap and super bright. I have 2 on my 90 gal and a small power supply. I took out the florescent bulb and tomb stones and mounted these directly to the reflective metal backing thats in the housing.
i added a small fan just for the sake of completion and it is bright enough for me. i could have added more and used a bigger power supply but i didnt want it too bright.

All and all, less than $20

https://www.ebay.com/itm/COB-LED-Light-Source-Strip-Lamp-DC-12V-10W-Bulbs-Colorful-For-DIY-Lighting-ST520/362410259878?var=631594637187&hash=item546155b5a6:g:BakAAOSwJkNbbAel
 

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I might give something like that a try eventually to replace the rolls of led strips. I can't tell if they're dimming because of the poor cooling, or I'm just getting used to them.

But those on some aluminum channel with a fan blowing through it should stay reasonably cool.

Most of those COBs have a pretty low CRI, though. I wonder if mixing cool white, warm white and some red and blue would improve that?
 
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