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Dec 10, 2018
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Portland, Oregon
Hi all,

I have an 18" x 18" x 24" enclosure and need some help with finding the best lighting option, preferably LED. I had a small LED fixture, but after buying a lumen meter, it is no where near strong enough. It's a 12W, 6500K Fluval Aquasky, and the lumen reading at the bottom of the enclosure reads at 400, and fairly close to the top reads around 3000 lumens, which comes out to 279 FC.

Any recommendations?
Have a look at (Or any other supplier - that just happens to be the one I last bought stuff from.) It's easy enough to build your own these days. If your enclosure is 24", get an LED strip in multiples of about 20", and use several if you need. That's pretty much what I do.

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