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Old 02-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Advice on lighting please

At the moment I have 4x 24w t5 on my fluval 190 corner tank, I have 96wats of light and it's just not enough, I am just about to bid on eBay for a 150 halid light with a 14000K Marine Lux bulb, no t5 blue or led though.Will this halid light be ok or should I go for 2ft arcadia series 3 halid light with 2x blue lights. this is a 250w halid unit and I'm a little worried it might be too much as I don't run a chiller or have any spl just Lps and soft.

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Neither IMO. One of these is what I would use-
New 120W Marine Organism Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank LED Lamp Black Dimmable | eBay
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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120w is not enough? Or is led more intense?
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That's enough to keep SPS on the sand bed. You will be turning it down for your LPS and softies.
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Mr.X how is your setting on these dimmable fixture? I have the same one and right now i have at 50%blue and 30%white. Most are Lps and soft corals but I will be adding sps in a couple of weeks.
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Mine are all the way up, but I have mostly SPS. You will need to "listen" to your tank and adjust as needed.
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