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Old 02-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Lighting on a 36 tank

Do you think one of them Chinese programmable 120w led lights will be ok on a 36 Long and 30 deep tank with sps and lps corals or should I save up and go for the new radion?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Depend of the lenght of the light. It must cover a good part of the tank wide, or you'll get shadow spots. I got a 60w for my 20g, it's 24" wide and it do the job.
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The lights 24 long, leaving 6 each side. I'm thinking if I put say 10-12 inches from the water it shouldn't get dark spots.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #4
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The lights 24 long, leaving 6 each side. I'm thinking if I put say 10-12 inches from the water it shouldn't get dark spots.
That's a perfect light for your tank IMO. You'll not be able to run it over 60%-60% peek daytime. I can't run my 60w for more than 5 hours peek at 60W%-60B%.


Anyway, it's always good to keep room for going up.
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I'm already running 2 tmc aquaray aqua beam reef white at 100% but i think the Chinese fixtures are a lot brighter
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It depends on the wattage of the leds. 3x1w leds is less powerfull than 1x3w led.
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It has 51x3w LEDs and the aquabeams only have 5 Cree LEDs. They do light my hole tank up thou. No dark areas
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #9
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Yeah I think I will. Thanks for the advice
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