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Old 11-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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LED Lights for 125 Mixed Reef

Hey everyone. I'm thinking of upgrading from t5's to LED. Looking to discuss the best systems for both coral health and flexibility.

Tank is 6ft long.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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I just put up 3 of the tao chinese led panels yesterday over my 180g, 6 feet long. Cost met $389 on ebay for the three. Gives good coverage over the entire length and they can keep just about any coral I can think of. I';d look into those first unless you have a $1200 or more budget then I might look at aqua illuminations led's.
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If you can solder, a group LED buy would allow you to build a custom fixture for about 30% more than a equivalent Chinese fixture that can dim and be computer controlled. This one dims 4 channels, so you can fine tune the look you want.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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If you can solder, a group LED buy would allow you to build a custom fixture for about 30% more than a equivalent Chinese fixture that can dim and be computer controlled. This one dims 4 channels, so you can fine tune the look you want.
Thanks but want to start with ready made systems. I did the DIY for my T5 and just don't feel too motivated for that right now.

Have any brand / model recommendations?
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Anyone have any long term experience w the Current brand? My lfs has them for $140 for 36"
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