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Old 02-08-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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Led for reef tank?

I currently have a 75 gallon tank and looking to get new led lights because the ones I have aren't powerful enough. Any certain brands/ lights that are great? Any guidance would be great!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #2
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There are many great led setups. The problem is price. What is your budget? You want a fixture that uses 3 watt LEDs.

If you are looking for a less expensive option then I hear the taotronics are pretty good. There are DIY kits from aquastyle as well.

If price is not a factor then there are several high end brands. I have heard good things about the echotech radions.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Have you heard anything about the AI vega? Looking into getting two of these for the 75 gallon. Do you think two will work if positioned high enough?
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I haven't. Hopefully someone that has them will chime in.
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AI vegas and sols are popular, though I have not used their products. In terms of AI, they are the apple where Radions are the droid. People love one and hate the other. It is kinda odd, but both will keep corals it just matters as to your style.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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I mean what are we looking at cost wise? 1200? Im just confused on how high to keep the lights above the water? Any tips or hints on what you all have would be great! Or what systems you all run. I had a marine land reef capable but come to find out its just **** (incapable). Looking to just redo the whole lighting with income tax refund. Thanks for the help guys!
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CHeck out the taotronics LEDs. They aren't expensive and will do the trick. No bells and whistles like my radions.
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It depends on which light that you get, what corals you keep, and how deep the tank. I have seen them anywhere from 6 inches to 4 feet above the water level.

After buying them I would start at 18 inches or so and work up or down as needed.
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Or just place them exactly where you want them and dim them to the desired potency.
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I'm looking to buy custom curved stands that will be drilled into the aquarium stand then hang over the water. Just trying to decide what height to have the metal cut for them.
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