Lee_k wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 17:06 pm
Whats the reason for selling the current 6 foot Stephen?
I want LED lighting, the current 6 footer has T5 lighting.
It came with 2 light units each holding 4 x T5 tubes (8 in total), total wattage 252W.
One light unit packed in last year so I replaced it (cost £200), the other light unit packed in earlier this year but has not been replaced.
The aquarium and cabinet is sound except for the light unit.
The Juwel Rio 450L comes with 2 x 120cm LED, total wattage 58W (2 x 29W).
At the current electricity costs I will hopefully be saving something like £66 a year.
LED lighting is also superior to T5 which in turn is superior to T8.
LEDs should also last longer (about 5+ years) whilst T5s need changing about once a year (manufacturers state 50,000 hours which is 5.7 years based on LEDS on 24 hours a day, so if LEDS are on for 8 hours a day then that is 5.7 x 3 = approx 17 years).
Selling my stuff (6 footer, Lido 120 & an external filter) should finance for about 2/3rds of the cost of the new aquarium.
I'm only asking £300 for the 6 foot aquarium & cabinet (when my advert goes live).
Hope that makes sense