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Old 04-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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You're not planning on corals with that light are you? Not suitable. Good for FOWLR tho
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:08 PM   #12
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You're not planning on corals with that light are you? Not suitable. Good for FOWLR tho
Is it not good enough for corals? The guy at the LFS said it was..
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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Sadly no. Even their brightest model, the Reef light has only 27 x 1 watt LEDs for up to 36" tank. Those are the lowest quality LEDs and not used by any other manufacturer of actual reef lights. Even inexpensive chinese LEDs use 3 watt LEDs (good) and often of the Cree make (high quality). If you want corals you cannot use those lights.

Hopefully others will chime in and provide opinions so its not just my word. BTW, that was the light I initially looked into but was fortunate enough to not get.
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Glad someone told me this before I can't return it. What should I get?? I want to eventually have corals
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #15
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If your seting up new lighting LEDs are the way to go. Many members have had great luck with the Taotrinic 120watt dimmable lighting. There is a long thread on the Reef Aquaria forum about this. normally 1 light per 2ft tank length. Not sure what size yours is, but if only 3ft you could probably get away with only 1 light. Ebay seems to be the way to go at around $150 or so.
Can someone post the link to these lights off ebay for Charlie.

another option is a 4 bulb T5HO or better, but you might want to upgrade in the future.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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Glad someone told me this before I can't return it. What should I get?? I want to eventually have corals
Taotonics.
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I agree with Ingy on all counts. Return that for something stronger.
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Hi all, I am new to this site and just started looking at what was being talked about. I am in the process of setting up a 135 gal tank. I just bought new Marineland plant LED lights for it and called the company to ask about using non-glass covers. They said you can use either glass or acrylic. Also they said you DO need to use covers between them and the water.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #19
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If your seting up new lighting LEDs are the way to go. Many members have had great luck with the Taotrinic 120watt dimmable lighting. There is a long thread on the Reef Aquaria forum about this. normally 1 light per 2ft tank length. Not sure what size yours is, but if only 3ft you could probably get away with only 1 light. Ebay seems to be the way to go at around $150 or so.
Can someone post the link to these lights off ebay for Charlie.

another option is a 4 bulb T5HO or better, but you might want to upgrade in the future.
I have a 24 inch x 13 x 14. Small tank. But this is my starter tank to get into it. I was planning on going with LED I like the look. I paid 119.99 for this one and figured it was what I needed. Can't trust LFS's with kids working there I guess. Thank you very much Ingy
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My tank is 72X18X24 so I got three18 to 24 in. size Marineland LED lights as they don't have a 72 in light. I put them going front to back rather than long way over the tank. I think I might get a forth one when I see how things in the tank look.
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