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Old 12-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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Sorry to jump in on this. Are aqua beam 600 leds lighting any good then? For corals? Thanks
Those fixtures use Cree LEDs, which are good LEDs, but their claims seem to be way too optimistic. .6 watts per gallon for hard corals is pretty misleading. Most of their fixtures are 60-90 watts total. The Cree LEds are more efficient than most, but not this efficient. I would suggest this fixture for only a smaller tank, like a 30-50 gallon. I have a PAR meter and measure PUR. The cheaper fixtures without lenses are only good for shallower tanks, while those with built in lenses work great for deeper tanks. I haven't tested but a few popular fixtures and can tell you there is variation, but you can do a hard coral tank with inexpensive LEDs, you just need more of them.
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Ok. So i have 3 aquabeam 600, 1 is 5 blue leds, use this for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the even.
And for the day lights i got two marine reef which is 3 leds and 2 blue ones in each fitting hope these lights are good enough cause they cost alot of money. Thanks
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Ok. So i have 3 aquabeam 600, 1 is 5 blue leds, use this for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the even.
And for the day lights i got two marine reef which is 3 leds and 2 blue ones in each fitting hope these lights are good enough cause they cost alot of money. Thanks
Tank size?
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Sorry. Its a wall hung aquaruim which is 40 litres so think its about 10 gallons.
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2 cleaner shrimp
4 turbo snails
4 hermit crab
2 wild clowns
1 royal gramma
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That fixture should be more than adequate for that size tank and that live stock.
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Thank you so 3 aquabeams 600 for my tank is fine. Will anemone do well in there to?
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Thank you so 3 aquabeams 600 for my tank is fine. Will anemone do well in there to?
It should do fine. You have quite a bit of light in your 10 gallon.
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Ok thanks very much .
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Nicole,

Don't know if your still shopping around for lights but I've had my eyes on these as an upgrade for my tank.

Odyssea T5 Aquarium Lighting

This gives me way more then enough light for almost any coral. But since your tank 50g I think it would only provide at max moderate lighting. Though I've read a person using a Duo & Quad side by side on a 55g reef.

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Sorry. Its a wall hung aquaruim which is 40 litres so think its about 10 gallons.
Stock is
2 cleaner shrimp
4 turbo snails
4 hermit crab
2 wild clowns
1 royal gramma
Live rock
Zoas
Mushroom
For a 10 gallon, both of those fish won't do well. Clowns need 20 gallons minimum and royal grammas need 30 gallons. You are also overstocked. In a ten gallon you can only have 1-2 fish depending on bioload. It just won't end well. For a 10 gallon I'd recommend firefish, some of the smallest wrasses, and gobies like clown gobies or watchman gobies. If you want to keep the clowns and gramma you'll have to upgrade. Also four turbo snails is a lot for such a small tank. They'll eat away the algae so fast they'll end up starving. I'd drop the number down to two.
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