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Old 11-21-2014, 02:39 PM   #31
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The light would limit you to softies and low light corals. IMO you should look online for a 120W dimmeable led you can find them on eBay.


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Old 11-22-2014, 01:42 PM   #32
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The light would limit you to softies and low light corals. IMO you should look online for a 120W dimmeable led you can find them on eBay.


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Thank you for your suggestion however they are a bit over my budget


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Old 11-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #33
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Thank you for your suggestion however they are a bit over my budget


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these would be perfect on a 6 g tank
WavePoint Wave Point 12" Micro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light - Super Blue & Daylight Aquarium LED Light Fixtures
I run the 6 inch models on my 37g fowler
1 day light and 2 blues
if there strong enough to support my nems and macro's in a deep tank than there strong enough for corals in a shallow 6g tank I have had these lights in the past and I just bought new ones ,I love these lights only down fall is they need to be put on a timer as they don't have on off switch
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WavePoint Wave Point 12" Micro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light - Super Blue & Daylight Aquarium LED Light Fixtures
I run the 6 inch models on my 37g fowler
1 day light and 2 blues
if there strong enough to support my nems and macro's in a deep tank than there strong enough for corals in a shallow 6g tank I have had these lights in the past and I just bought new ones ,I love these lights only down fall is they need to be put on a timer as they don't have on off switch

Wow those look perfect!!! I really hope I can find a uk supplier as $60 is only £38!


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I can't seem to find a uk supplier and to have it shipped would cost more than the light itself! 😣

So I've heard that t5s are also good, any opinions? I've only ever used basic LED lights in my freshwater tanks. Are they worth it? Do they heat up a lot? Pros and cons?


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The right T5's lamps coupled with the right fixture are good...not just any T5. You want ATI or Giesemann lamps and a high output fixture that has individually contoured reflectors. Then you'll be sure to have the potency you need.
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The right T5's lamps coupled with the right fixture are good...not just any T5. You want ATI or Giesemann lamps and a high output fixture that has individually contoured reflectors. Then you'll be sure to have the potency you need.

Is it this one? It's what I got when I searched both brands, there was also a two tube 24w and a two tube 54w. This one is one tube 80w. I guess now that I think about it I'll need a two tube one for white and blue... What do you think?

iQuatics Aqualumi Aquarium Controller- OneTube-80w T5 Fluorescent Controller-MADE IN THE UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K74J2..._ehADub03QR8ZS


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How many watts would be good?


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