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Re: Light upgrades for the biocube..
Well.. here's an update. Returned the Steve's LED lights. I would not reccommend it because of their bad services that they have provided to me. When I received a 95% finished kit, from the looks of it, it sounded like all I had to do was plug and play. It wasn't that easy, though. According to Steve's LED's outdated instructions (which were not updated to the most recent available upgrades..which I bought), I had to solder and cut out parts from my tank in order for this heatsink / LED strip retrofit to fit. Also, the holes didn't even line up. After e-mailing them, they claimed that they did. I even had an experienced electrician look at the wiring set up / holes which were pre-drilled in their heatsink, and he said one of the holes was off by a whole half-inch. He was left scratching his head, and so was I. So after ripping out all of the stock lighting (and getting a huge headache with trying to put it back in.. eventually gave up), and packing up the Steve's LED things with a hopeful 100% return on them, I will go for the ecoxotics. I'll buy two 12 inch stunners, and one panorama. all with various whites and blues.
I wish I had really gone with them in the first place-- No mounting, no soldering.. just stick em on and plug em in. Sigh..
And through all of this mess, I lost one of my baby percula's yesterday. I had removed the hood for quite some time during this.. and he had apparently decided that it was a good idea to hop out of the tank while I was away down the shore. I returned home to the news :( Sorry little buddy! I should have just put back the hood-- even though it had (and still has) no lights on it. Luckily my corals are all pretty hardy and are still opening up with the daylight coming in through the window.