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Old 09-07-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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I currently have a nova 1129 light. It's a two bulb 48" high output t5. I know I need more light than this for a reef tank I just dont know should I add another light or just get rid of the one I have a buy a new one? Any suggestions?


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Old 09-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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I would buy 2 dimmable LED units on Amazon or EBay. Would only cost you a couple hundred dollars...


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Old 09-07-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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Something like:


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Old 09-08-2014, 12:30 AM   #4
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Look into ocean revive lights. More expensive than the eBay brands but not nearly as expensive as the big name brands. I have one on my 40gb and have so much new growth on nearly everything. I only have soft sand lps. But the guy I buy corals from has about 8 of these lights on his tanks. He has everything growing under them


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Old 09-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice I think I will just go with a new led light and maybe sell my old one. As a follow up question how much light do I need for my tank? Will just one light be enough for my 90 gallon tank?


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Old 09-08-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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It depends on what light you go with and the dimensions of the tank, but 2 of the units I posted should suffice. LED's are very strong when you get the 3 watt bulbs...


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Old 09-08-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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Two at minimum like he said. One would leave you with dark spots also


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Old 09-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #8
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I ordered 2x 165w full spectrum dimmable LEDs for my 90g mixed reef. I have softies, lps, sps, and an anemone. I think I spent 160$. I would suggest full spectrum vs blue and white because full spectrum has more colors that coral need.
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I found these but they don't have any real reviews. Do u think two of these would work


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Yes they are 3 watt bulbs and will do fine.


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