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Old 08-01-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Lighting opinion

I am setting up a 125 gal and want to use it as a reef tank. I have been scouring the web for a light but can't decide on what is best. What would you recommend?
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:29 AM   #2
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Led if your budget Can fit it. You could buy a premade unit, but its going to set you back several hundred dollars. You could also check out sites like rapidled.com for diy led fixtures. They offer a decent variety of necessary equipment and can even print out a proper wiring diagram specific to your system. It will prob cost half as much and youll still get great results
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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Check out these chinese LEDs

New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light White US | eBay

More and more people are starting to use these lights and they are growing in popularity. They are highly effective for their price tag.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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Razors on my 125
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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Id just be careful with looking at led fixtures such as this one mentioned. Its extremely easy to get suckered into paying for a junk piece of equipment. Even at 100-150 a piece, id hate to see someone spend theoney only to have the piece fail prematurely. If you find a fixture on ebay/amazon etc. try to find someone with that exact fixture. Ask them about it and get a feel for the product before committing, its way too easy for these overseas companies to ship you a product and disappear into the wind. This one here seems to be of decent quality. Only thing id question is 1) what brand are the leds and 2) what exact model of cree or bridgelux board arethey using.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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They are all made by the same manufacturer, and rebranded. Those units above are fine.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Check out these chinese LEDs

New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light White US | eBay

More and more people are starting to use these lights and they are growing in popularity. They are highly effective for their price tag.
Thinking two of these would be enough light, one on each side
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No. You will definitely need 3.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #9
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Was looking at these also http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...758&cmd=VIDESC
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They will also work. It's the same unit, with some different colors in it, and 90 degree lenses. Either one will work fine.
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