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Old 03-26-2017, 11:59 AM   #1
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Question LED Lighting Needed for Soft Corals in 60 gal Tank

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I'm setting up my first reef. Planning on fish and soft corals with 3" or less of sand substrate in a 25" tall tank.

Wattage on LEDs seems to be wildly different than wattage on standard lights, so I'm baffled about what kind of LEDs I'd need for the setup described.

Halp?
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your looking for a led with 3w per led minimum
something like this is your best choice for the buck
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That's what I use and it lets me keep a variety of diffrent corals
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Perfect! Thank you both.
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Well, the 3 watt per gallon is slightly a myth...but it sure puts you in the ballpark with the assumption. Doesn't change that that is a great unit.
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