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Old 06-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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I have nothing to say about the MarineLand light, but I caution anyone about buying their cheap brand of submersible pumps. They are flat out dangerous as two of them shorted out over a year and almost electrocuted me.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #12
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Well way would be a good light to buy for all my hard and soft coral ?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:48 AM   #13
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:56 AM   #14
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I'm looking to spend around $100. Led or halides what ever will give me the maximum growth for that price.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM   #15
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you aren't going to get a new fixture for 100.00, no matter what type of lighting you go with. The Taotronics unit that someone mentioned earlier are down to around $129.00.
Remember, halide lamps produce a lot of heat, and must be changed out every 8-12 months, and the lamps are expensive. LEDs are much more efficient, and more powerful IME.
Whoever told you halides grow corals faster than LEDs was incorrect.
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In thinking about this finnex ray 2, you think that would be a good light ?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:26 PM   #17
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Mr-X said it previously. The light that has the most users on this forum seem to like the basic Chinese fixture like I have and many others use. $129 shipped is incredibly cheap. I also use Rapid LED full spectrum fixtures, but they cost twice as much.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:52 PM   #18
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That's a fair price I really ment to day I don't really want to go I've like 180 Ish. Does anyone have any thoughts on the finnex ray 2 light ? It looks really nice I just want to know if it will support my hard corals.
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Not sps IMO. they say on the website it's equal in PAR to 3 T5 lamps...how many watt T5 lamps is not mentioned, and how much PAR total these 3 T5 lamps put out is not mentioned. If I was selling a fixture, I would want to list PAR numbers. IMO, nope.
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They are Epistar LEDs, but this looks more like a stunner strip than a sps coral growing light. No mention of wattage or lenses. That makes me uneasy.
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