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Old 10-08-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of them and if you have what kit would you get for a 100 gallon tank?
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I built a 36 led unit after their Black Friday sale. With a good controller there's a lot you can do to customize the lights to your liking. What are the dimensions of your tank?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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48in wide 24in height 20 in depth( front to back) I'm just getting into the saltwater tanks and can't really spend more than 450 for lights and I was thinking of corals and maybe hard corals or sps and even soft corals. I couldn't find anything for that price that was made until I found this site but I don't know which kit to choose what do you think it's 100 gallons
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:23 AM   #4
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What kit do u think I should get?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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What kit do u thin I should get?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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Please help me out.
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The phrase 'just getting into saltwater' and corals (especially sps and many lps) usually don't go well together. My advice would be to research coral care while your tank matures. Let your sand and rock settle in and that will help keep your parameters stable, and when cyber Monday rolls around you'll know what you want to do about your lights. Nothing keeps corals alive and happy more than patience and knowledge. If you must stock corals in the near future start with softies.
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I need help with the lights that are really good for my tank from rapid led and you tolled me to tell you the dimensions and I did and can you help me to choose which kit now
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The phrase 'just getting into saltwater' and corals (especially sps and many lps) usually don't go well together. My advice would be to research coral care while your tank matures. Let your sand and rock settle in and that will help keep your parameters stable, and when cyber Monday rolls around you'll know what you want to do about your lights. Nothing keeps corals alive and happy more than patience and knowledge. If you must stock corals in the near future start with softies.
I agree with the above. A 100 gallon tank should IMO have in general about 200 watts of LED for softies, 300 or better for SPS. Lensing makes a big difference in penetration and PAR levels on the sand bed. 2, 3 or 4 watt LED emitters are all okay as long as the total wattage adds up to the minimum needed. Dimming drivers (PCM) are nice. It is up to you as to the mix of white and royal blue LEDs, I prefer 2/3 20K white and 1/3 royal blue (540nm). But many like the opposite, for a more blue florescent look.

The last light I built, there is a thread, used the new multi segmented LED chips that come in 5-100 watt sizes. My son used RapidLED on his build, but I tend to just order components as needed off of EBay.
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