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Old 05-30-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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LED Lighting

Is LED lighting good enough to grow corals?
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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How many bulbs?
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #3
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23 1 watt white light
4 1 watt blue light
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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Where did you get those numbers?
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Oh never mind. That is the OP lol. I couldnt figure out how someone came up with 27 lights would be enough.

How big is your tank? Dimensions not gallons, long tanks are different to light than tall. And what kind of coral?
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30 long
12 deep
18 high

Any kind of corals. It's a 29 gal tank.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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LED lighting is good lighting for coral
growth. That being said, it isn't really about wattage. It's about PAR and PUR measurements. It also matters what the color spectrum the LEDs are. LEDs are a technology that is in its infancy as far as aquarium lighting goes. You should look up some of the current threads already posted on AA.
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Can you post a link of the fixture or is this a DIY?
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I think you could build your own fixture quite a bit better than the ones off the shelf using high powered leds (cree/luxeon/seoul etc). There's around 3-6 led build threads around the site.

I think he's wanting this one

http://www.marinedepot.com/Marinelan...FILDFX-vi.html
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I don't know if building one is worth it for a tank this small.
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