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Old 08-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Led on a 120gallon tall new build

Thinking of using these on my new reef tank sps lps. Using t5 right now with no issues but would love to have all the benefits of led. These are off eBay anyone have any insight if the specs seem good enough for growing my coral thanks for the help
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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Is anyone using these or ones with similar specs for their reef tanks ???????
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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I should think a pair of them would do fine at 160watts each.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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I plan on ordering my new aquarium just want to make sure my existing corals will not just be ok but I hope better with new lighting
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If the T5's were working, be careful and start the LEDs on a low setting and work them up as your coral adjusts. Lots if variables, lenses, power efficiency, tank depth, type of coral, led color, etc. So best thing is go slow and don't underestimate the power the LEDs have.

Depending on the length of the tank, you might need 2 or 3 fixtures .
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That's the big question can I get the power from led will they grow coral.
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With out a doubt IMO a proper led fixture will grow any coral that can be grown artificially using light. Clams, sps, the lot of them can be grown. Just be advise the light is only part of the solution to growing hard corals. I think a large number of folks on this forum have moved to LEDs. But even T5's can grow hard corals under proper conditions and tank size.
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I already grow under t5s I pay very close attention to tank parameters just looking for a change in lighting led seems to offer more
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They are superior on a number of fronts.

Cost less (if you go Chinese) otherwise about the same fixture cost.

Less heat
Much longer life
Better flicker effect
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