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Old 03-14-2014, 05:11 AM   #41
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I have three separate units each good for a 24"x24" area, 55 x 3watt led bulbs with 120 degree lenses I went the slightly more expensive route and bought ones with built in timers but that's not really needed, I got mine off amazon but a lot of people on here use them and get them off eBay, one popular seller I believe goes by supermart, and sometimes you can find two and three light packages for @ $100 pet unit, just make sure you get the dimmable ones because you don't want to go full power right away or you can bleach your corals
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:16 AM   #42
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Sounds like I should of found this site before I bought my lights lol but it's ok I'll stick to mine unless the electric bill gets outrageous . Lol I probably won't have any kind of reef for six months at most till I get my tank really established and get the hang of the saltwater vibe down to a tee.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:20 AM   #43
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Took a lilt while to hind them but this is what I'm using

TaoTronics? TT-AL16 Dimmable Timmer Led Aquarium Light Coral Reef T... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COG41H6/..._qTRitb0Y6BJS2
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:23 AM   #44
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Apparently auto correct can't keep up with me a 4:30am
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:25 AM   #45
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Lol those look sweet and three of those support your 150 gallon?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:40 AM   #46
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Yup, about a year or so ago I got started in saltwater with a killer CL deal on a 65 gallon tank that had a 6 bulb t5ho that was a neglected nightmare( divorce casualty) and by the time I started to get it looking halfway decent by not having hair algae on every surface I needed new bulbs so I started reading around on here and got turned onto the LEDs, there a few threads on here discussing lighting and most if not all come back to the LEDs being the best thing going especially when it comes to the cost and heat factors, the LED bulbs are rated for @ 50,000 hrs of use with no spectrum fade so at @ 10-12 hrs a day that's roughly 10 years bulb life at @ 1/4 the power consumption with nearly no heat generated, down in Texas unless your tanks in an air conditioned room up May end up needing a chiller for a reef tank
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:51 AM   #47
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Also found the ones on eBay they have the blue and whites, and for a little more they have full spectrum

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Alright I think that's it for me, I need to get some sleep
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Makes since and I was considering getting a chiller in the future . A guy I met at my lfs has those lights and said he loved them . And I thought the same thing about my aquarium like if it's not one thing it's another. I often question if I should of went freshwater lol but I'm not changing my mind now.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:22 PM   #50
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After getting into saltwater I have found myself quickly losing interest in freshwater, I'm thinking I may scale back to just two tanks if I go all salt
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