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Old 10-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Ecoxotic 445nm stunner Question

I have a stndard 55 gallon reef tank (48x12x18). I want to have more of a moonlight at night because my blue lunar leds just aren't cuttin it for me.. The corals dont pop like i would like them too.. Sooooooo.

I have a frogspawn that is see through green on the tentacles! So sool!! And purple on the tips..
I also have some green stripe mushrooms, galaxea coral, and green hammer coral with pink tips..
A Zoanthid colony that is mostly all green Zoas, with the occasional orange here and there.

I also plan on getting a red micromussa or favia while in Charlotte next Sunday.

I have seen the Ecoxotic stunner at the store I like to shop at in Charlotte. And i was wondering if a 12in. Would cover a good portion of the tank.. Since I have a canopy, alot of the light will be focused into the tank.. Will a 12 inch work?? I can always buy another 12 inch stunner and connect the 2 if needed right??

All of my corals are on the left side of my tank(2 foot from coral to coral) so how about if I got that 12in. Stunner and put it on the left side over my corals.. Then later on once ive started on the right side and moved my corals around, i can buy 1 more 12in. Stunner for the right side...

QUESTION:::

IS THE 12IN. STUNNER GOING TO BE ENOUGH MOONLIGHT FOR HALF OF THE TANK????
If so
Is it going to be enough for the whole tank?

I want my corals to really Fluoresce in the moonlight. So the Ecoxotic 445nm is my best bet right?

Ill on for the rest of the evening so please coment so I can make my arrangements for my 4 hour trip..

Oh and any suggestion on coral are greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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If this is just a moonlight, I am sure the 12 will be plenty. I have a 5 foot tank and only use 2 separate LED moonlight modules each with 3 dark blue modules. Just 6 dark blue LEDs light up the tank just enough. Don't want to have a overbearing bright light keeping your fish awake.
Ones I have just for another idea:
Current USA TrueLumen 3-LED Linking Module
The green/yellow/reds pop like..someone drew highlighter all over them! Really awesome so yes the 12" stunner will work for half or more of your tank.
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If this is just a moonlight, I am sure the 12 will be plenty. I have a 5 foot tank and only use 2 separate LED moonlight modules each with 3 dark blue modules. Just 6 dark blue LEDs light up the tank just enough. Don't want to have a overbearing bright light keeping your fish awake.
Ones I have just for another idea:
Current USA TrueLumen 3-LED Linking Module
The green/yellow/reds pop like..someone drew highlighter all over them! Really awesome so yes the 12" stunner will work for half or more of your tank.
I have that same light on one of my tanks and it's crazy bright for only 3 LEDs. Best thing is they're linkable and can be spaced apart for maximum coverage. I recommend them, too. I got mine on amazon.
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Thanks guys! So ill get just one.
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So does the module come with it or ist it true that its seperate? If so how much do they cost?
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For the ecoxotic and the moonlights I have, you need to buy a separate a 12V transformer. 2 current USA truelumen modules at $10 each + a $15 transformer is going to be cheaper than the $40ish ecoxotic module and $15 transformer.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
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Oh.. Cool. And the ones you posted the link to are what you use right? JMS. And they Fluoresce your corals really well too?
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