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Old 02-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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affordable led lighting for 48 IN LONG 75gal tank

Hi all I'm looking into upgrading my lighting to led. Are there any affordable systems that will do the job. Right now I'm all fowlr but would like to be able to go reef at some point. I have 75 gal tank.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Check out Taotronics. Two of them with shipping should be 300.00. 400.00 if you want dimmable models. They sell them on Amazon.

I have 1 130w non dimmable. With both blue and white. I plan to get another soon. My tank is 48 wide.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light Black Acquarium LED | eBay


Any sugestions on these lights. Just came accross them on ebay. Not sure if it is worth it. Would you be able to do a reef tank with these? I was looking to get two for my 75 gal. Any comments ar suggestions would be great. thanks, josh
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Yeah, that is them. Man, prices have really dropped on those guys. Gratz on that! Just be careful, those things are powerful. Make sure they are hung high and that you acclimate corals to them carefully so you don't burn them to death.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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OK I may go that route. I only have I cluster of ducons now. Will the light change effect the fish at all? Also for lunar light would I just leave the blues on and shut if whites. Thanks for all the help
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No, moonlighting and actinics are 2 different creatures. Leaving the actinics on would be like living in the arctic circle and have 6 months of light. Moonlighting is a different spectrum and are very low wattage, as it is mostly to make us happy. There have been claims it helps things to have a moonlight stage, but not much proven research that I've seen.
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OK what would I be looking for to get the lunar lights. I like being able to see the night only stuff too could I buy something seperate or do I need them in the fixture.
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I bought a seperate setup for my lunars. I got a nice strip of led lunars for 50 bucks that I love. Can't recall the name of them, but got them from saltwaterfish.com I believe.
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