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Old 01-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Is my lighting good for all types of corals??

I have the ecoxotic panorama marine led fixture for my tank and I was wondering if that's enough for soft corals, sps, Lps, clams, and anemones.

I have two 36" strips and my tank dimensions are 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8 140 850
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Ecoxotic have high quality great products. I don't know if that light will grow SPS, but it looks fine for soft and LPS.
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How about anemones or clams?
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Anemones and clams need high lighting so I don't know if it would support those. I'm hoping someone else chimes in b/c I really don't have experience with using LEDs on corals. I have T5 HOs.
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Ok. Thank you!
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I have the ecoxotic panorama marine led fixture for my tank and I was wondering if that's enough for soft corals, sps, Lps, clams, and anemones.

I have two 36" strips and my tank dimensions are 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8 140 850
No It even says on the website they are only for soft corals.
It doesn't specify the wattage of each diode but im assuming they are around 1 watt since 30 leds and a 35 watt total.

Sps,anemones and clams need high lighting. Leds diodes that are 3 watts+ each.
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This is what it says on the description on amazon:
12,000K White & 445nm Blue LEDs - 34.75"x1.75"x1" 35 Watt
Independent control of white & blue LEDs

So I'm assuming since I have two strips I have about 70 watts.
Is that enough for at least soft and sps? Maybe anemone?
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not enough for a nem. like someone else said high output 3 watt leds or MH or 6 bulb T5. Have 3 nems and they sit 6 inches under 2x250 MH for reference as to how bright of lighting they need to thrive.
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This is what it says on the description on amazon:
12,000K White & 445nm Blue LEDs - 34.75"x1.75"x1" 35 Watt
Independent control of white & blue LEDs

So I'm assuming since I have two strips I have about 70 watts.
Is that enough for at least soft and sps? Maybe anemone?
The problem isnt how much wattage you have but the wattage of each diode which seems to be 1w which is not effective at penetrating very deep of water. This means only the top 1/2 to top 1/3 of your tank may be ok for sps, clams, or nems.

Since nems move i dont recommend a nem since they can simply move to the bottom of the tank and die.

A clam may be hard to place high in the tank comfortably

That leaves sps, and i would start by trying one or 2 in the top of the rockwork and see how it does. Even if they do ok chances are long term they will struggle.

If you want clams nems and sps my advice would be to invest in a better fixture.

For great priced leds that will grow anything look into Kessils.
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