Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-27-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1,102
I don't have any experince with the leds nor do i know anyone with them but the aquaticlife t5 are IMHO are the best bang for buck both and quality and ease of use. I have two set up one 30 inch on a 55g collum and a 48 inch on a another 55 long. I know of 3 others personal friends who use them and have switched to them that enjoy them u can't beat the timers and o e cord feature. I have lps sps mushrooms and polyps they have all grown and done well under the setups.
__________________

__________________
jsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1,102
End if you enjoy the dusk and dawn effect i use a single 50/50. That seems to do well.
__________________

__________________
jsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 01:40 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 16
Thanks yea had my eye on the aquatic life as well just needed some opinions thank you guys again
__________________
Manny2123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 01:50 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bavass's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waynesboro Virginia
Posts: 1,797
I have the Current USA Nova Extreme Pro T5HO and I love mine it was the only one I could find that would fit on a 55g width wise and have 6 bulbs in it.
__________________
bavass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:32 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 16
Bavass what's your opinion on the leds
__________________
Manny2123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bavass's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waynesboro Virginia
Posts: 1,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manny2123 View Post
Bavass what's your opinion on the leds

I have never used them, I was at a fish store this past weekend and they had some set up on a frag tank and I was suprised. I looked into them some when I got my T5HO last year and I am not sure if the have the PAR rating nor the different bulb types. I like being able to try different combo's. People that have them really like them.
__________________
bavass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 16
yea most likely going to go with the aquatic life but ive read that the reef capable leds are not as good as they say they are
__________________
Manny2123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bavass's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waynesboro Virginia
Posts: 1,797
One thing I looked for was what light will go all the way across my tank with out sticking out front and/or back. The Aquatic Life is a very nice fixture and I think you will really like it. I also went and did a google search for reef lighting on a 55g and looked the images
__________________
bavass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,320
There are many great LED fixtures for coral growth out there. It is a simple matter of physics as to the PAR output and the spectrum. In many ways they are the simplest lights we have ever seen in the hobby...they are just different. Much superior to any florescent or ballasted fixture I have ever used in my 25 years of reef keeping. I have posted about this many times before with links to inexpensive, coral capable LED arrays. One note of caution, the good ones are so bright, begin with them hung twice as high as you would hang the equivalent metal halide to avoid coral bleaching. Look for fixtures that have either 1watt LEDs or 2watt, mixed blue and white. Even more sophisticated mixtures can also be supplied. 150 1watt LEDs equals a +400 watt halide.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 02:17 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 16
so the question still remains is the marineland reef capable a suitable led? is the par output good enough on this light fixture?
__________________

__________________
Manny2123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting times for sump lighting? Kelso Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 05-08-2010 12:21 PM
help lighting! newbie to higher lighting Musket Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 06-18-2006 12:52 AM
PC Lighting v. VHO Lighting mharrison86 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 06-15-2006 09:18 PM
Actinic lighting and Now VHO lighting.. seaham358 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 27 04-03-2006 11:06 PM
What is Actinic (03) lighting, 50/50 lighting, etc? flipz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 05-03-2004 11:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.