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Old 06-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #1001
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Well I think I am sold what brand name and wattage of LEDs are they?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #1002
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Well I think I am sold what brand name and wattage of LEDs are they?
I'm sure there's a ton of ones out there that'll do the job just fine and probably much , much cheaper than the ones I got,.( see Greg or Doug)... However, the ones I have are " Starks" Cree 60 watts with dimmers ,..each fixture has ten whites and ten blues LEDs @ 3 watts each...I'm running three fixtures,...so that's only a total of 180 watts for my entire 135 gal tank,..they've been going strong for a year now and although I do not nor have I ever suggested that I really know what I'm doing when it comes to the lighting aspect of this whole setup, ,I do know that most everything seems to grow very well under them,... This is what I got good or bad,..and I'm sticking with it for better or worse The three units combined were about a grand more or less at the time of purchase.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #1003
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I'm sure there's a ton of ones out there that'll do the job just fine and probably much , much cheaper than the ones I got,.( see Greg or Doug)... However, the ones I have are " Starks" Cree 60 watts with dimmers ,..each fixture has ten whites and ten blues LEDs @ 3 watts each...I'm running three fixtures,...so that's only a total of 180 watts for my entire 135 gal tank,..they've been going strong for a year now and although I do not nor have I ever suggested that I really know what I'm doing when it comes to the lighting aspect of this whole setup, ,I do know that most everything seems to grow very well under them,... This is what I got good or bad,..and I'm sticking with it for better or worse The three units combined were about a grand more or less at the time of purchase.
Well that's not too bad considering this build is a nano 20 gallon so I would only need one. Thanks my friend
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #1004
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I like the look of them, and you corals look great.

Do you know if they have optics on them?
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I like the look of them, and you corals look great.

Do you know if they have optics on them?
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #1006
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Very nice, 60 would give a good spread, meaning less spotlight/laser beam, more happy corals.
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My ecorays are 30 bulbs (had to count) and my LPS go crazy with growth. SPS not as much. But every tank is different
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #1008
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[QUOTE="Jlsardina"]My ecorays are 30 bulbs (had to count) and my LPS go crazy with growth. SPS not as much. But every tank is different[
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A couple of years ago having and maintaing a reef tank was something that I thought ( for me ) was impossible..., wow,. Somehow I've managed to make it happen,.. All the alien like equipment needed, protein skimmers,reactors etc and reef capable lighting too...so far thru a lot of research and some trial and error I'm really happy with the equipment I have gathered.
A funny thing I've noticed since I've installed my mp 40 powerhead is that every now and then and in a certain area my triggerfish will spin like a John elway spiral for a few seconds before darting off,..at first I thought something was wrong., terribly wrong,..but then I realized that he was just taking advantage of some corkscrew like currents and was having fun,...heck he's shaped like a nfl football anyways so why not act like one,...I guess even fish like to have fun once in awhile too.
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Lol that made me laugh pretty hard.. Triggers are my favorite fish.

I thought the same thing, i really didn't think I would ever have a saltwater tank, let alone a sps dominated tank. I thought I would have to be out of my house and most likely out of college. Luckily my parents understood how much this meant to me
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A couple of years ago having and maintaing a reef tank was something that I thought ( for me ) was impossible..., wow,. Somehow I've managed to make it happen,.. All the alien like equipment needed, protein skimmers,reactors etc and reef capable lighting too...so far thru a lot of research and some trial and error I'm really happy with the equipment I have gathered.
A funny thing I've noticed since I've installed my mp 40 powerhead is that every now and then and in a certain area my triggerfish will spin like a John elway spiral for a few seconds before darting off,..at first I thought something was wrong., terribly wrong,..but then I realized that he was just taking advantage of some corkscrew like currents and was having fun,...heck he's shaped like a nfl football anyways so why not act like one,...I guess even fish like to have fun once in awhile too.

LOL Spin baby spin. hehehe
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