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Old 04-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #91
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In in the process of building my first reeftank. In my reading I am finding nothing but praise for LEDs. With nothing negative being spoken about them, I am forging forward with the mainland LEDs for my lighting.

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Sounds good, let us know how they workout
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how do led lights work anyway they are like half a watt and t5s are 54 watts per for my tank
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:49 AM   #93
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Thank you, yes I will let you know how they work. On the marineland LEDs each light is one watt. The model I am choosing has 18 lights and I need six units. (i have a 180 gallon tank) This brings the total to 90 watts.
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the marine land LEDs will not support corals. they are just for looks.
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Curious, specs say 10,000k and 460 nm. Is that not what corals need. Please advise.
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That's the right spectrum, but those LEDs won't put out enough PAR to sustain corals.
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even their "reef capable" fixtures don't put out enough lumens.
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the fixture you are choosing only puts out 1305 lumens. barely more than a spiral energy saver bulb. 6 energy saver bulbs and you still can't keep corals.

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This lighting thing drives me crazy, may have to go back to the drawing board. Any suggestions for lighting for a coral reef tank 30" deep.
Rather not have metal halides.
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Get nice t5s from aquatraders.com. I bought my 4 bulb 159 watt with 4 led moonlights from there for only about 100$. They always have sales and it they are good fixtures. They even have halides that are cheap. Yours might be in the 80-100$ range
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T5s will work for your 30" deep tank. what's the problem with halides?
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