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Old 10-26-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Full spectrum Led light question?

I'm looking into some cheaper full spectrum led lights (don't know what kind yet) im not sure if I need 2 lights or just 1. I have a 46 gal bowfront, 36" wide, seems like most lights that I see online is only 16" long so I'm thinking that I need 2. I don't want any bright and dark spots. Also if anyone has had any luck with a particular brand please let me know. I'm looking to spend around 250-300$ thanks in advance!!!


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Old 10-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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I use ocean revive lights. I've had many people agree with me and just a few say that saving up and getting something better will pay off. Me and all my buddies use ocean revive and have had zero issues and awesome growth. You can get a unit for like 180? Something like that.


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Old 10-27-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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Any specific reason you want full spectrum? Many times with LEDs you will get green or red spots created by your light, it doesn't always mesh well.

I guess these would work. Each one is good for about 2ft of tank.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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heres a example of what mebbid is saying
sometimes they just don't look right especially after you add coral

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Old 10-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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Oh I see what you are saying, well I'm a newbie and I seen a tank with full spectrum lights and it was really a big difference from the all white to the full spectrum. I just really liked the looks of it. Would raising the lights up off the surface of the water a lil higher solve the red-green spot problem? I don't know, I guess I'm not sold on the full spec yet, need to do a lil more research.


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Amazon is a good place to look as well as Ebay.If you want to go with Ocean Revive they also come in 24" and 32". they are going for $329 for the 24" and $449(over your budget but save you some searching time). If yo u have any questions about the lights: oceanrevive.com . I am still deciding myself. I have a list of lighta on Amazon and i am watching the prices. I am looking at full spectrum because i like the color purple and i liked the look.Good luck!
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I use Full spectrum LEDs off eBay. 165 watts fully dimmable and only 89.99 with free shipping


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Old 10-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the info!! Yea I think I ran across the ocean revive before, so the 24" would probably be all that I need for my 36" long tank? Or should I buy 2 16" lights and have the ability to dim them down and keep the led's run cooler. I don't know if that makes much sense? It just seems like everyone's problems stem from heat build up?


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Ok thanks for the info!! Yea I think I ran across the ocean revive before, so the 24" would probably be all that I need for my 36" long tank? Or should I buy 2 16" lights and have the ability to dim them down and keep the led's run cooler. I don't know if that makes much sense? It just seems like everyone's problems stem from heat build up?


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1 of the ebay lights would work for you, if you hang it high enough. I use 2x over my 90g and love them.
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