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Old 11-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
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I've heard not the best for high light demanding corals and poor quality (some LEDs burn out very fast). It has to say reef capable if you want corals, not the other standard one. Are they 2 watt LEDs?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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The Marineland LEDs are way underpowered. What size tank is it for?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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after some searching i found that im really limited in choices :/

looks like the nova extreme is the best bang for buck to be honest, might just do an exchange. I have a 20 long so its only 12 inches high
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I've heard not the best for high light demanding corals and poor quality (some LEDs burn out very fast). It has to say reef capable if you want corals, not the other standard one. Are they 2 watt LEDs?
Where did you hear that? Almost everyone I know has dumped their MH fixtures and gone with high output LED. That boat sailed a few years ago. The only reason a LED would burn out too fast is a poorly made fixture that didn't heat sink them properly. Not many of them around anymore. The Marineland, while inexpensive and well made, just doesn't have enough LEDs in it to grow hard corals. It doesn't matter if they are 2, 3 or 4 watt LEDs, as long as the wattage totals up to what you need, you are good to go. You will find lots of folks on this forum that bought $750 LED fixtures and many more that bought $150 LED fixtures like the Taotronics. We are all growing hard corals just fine. Maybe I just misunderstood you.
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