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Old 08-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Led lighting idea

I currently have a t8 set up over my marine tank and am looking to upgrade to LEDs

I have both soft and hard corals so need good quality lighting however I do have a budget.

I need lighting that has blues and marine LEDs and that blues can be on alone.

Ideally I'd light to time them but not massively important.

Has anyone got any ideas of good value led lighting that would be suitable.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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I currently have a t8 set up over my marine tank and am looking to upgrade to LEDs

I have both soft and hard corals so need good quality lighting however I do have a budget.

I need lighting that has blues and marine LEDs and that blues can be on alone.

Ideally I'd light to time them but not massively important.

Has anyone got any ideas of good value led lighting that would be suitable.
Tank size and depth is needed for a recommendation. Also why do you need only blue? You may be limiting a few good options with that stipulation. Price range would also help.
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I know so many led suggestions for cheap. What's the dimensions of your tank.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Size: Only a small 100l tank. 2 ft wide by 16 inch deep to bottom of tank.

Blues: Id like Actinic lighting to show off corals in evening. Currently using t5s to achieve this goal.

Cost wise: I am open if it will really make a difference but 250-300 maximum would be nice

Sorry for vague thread I didnt think I'd get detailed responses! Thanks for your help!!
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Size: Only a small 100l tank. 2 ft wide by 16 inch deep to bottom of tank.

Blues: Id like Actinic lighting to show off corals in evening. Currently using t5s to achieve this goal.

Cost wise: I am open if it will really make a difference but 250-300 maximum would be nice

Sorry for vague thread I didnt think I'd get detailed responses! Thanks for your help!!
For that range i thing you will really like the Kessil A150. About 260 US dollars and that should leave you money to buy a small actinic led light strip for 50-100 for actinics if you would still want them.
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For that range i thing you will really like the Kessil A150. About 260 US dollars and that should leave you money to buy a small actinic led light strip for 50-100 for actinics if you would still want them.
That lighting looks good in uk it costs 360 though? Is that normal?
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That lighting looks good in uk it costs 360 though? Is that normal?
Not sure, its 265 US dollars here in the US. 360 UK pounds equals about 565 US dollars so thats a pretty steep mark-up, i would start looking online for a better deal.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #8
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Marinedepot.com has them for $265.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:47 AM   #9
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Get a taotronics 120w led light. It's $169USD but ships all around the world.
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