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Old 06-22-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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LED lights

We have a 75 gallon that is 26 inches deep. We are looking for a light that will reach the bottom and have the ability to dim.

Found this one, Current USA Orbit Marine LED Saltwater Reef Lighting System: Aquarium LED Light Fixtures

Would that work, we would get 2. Or any other suggestions? Need to stay under $400.

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Old 06-23-2014, 01:05 AM   #2
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What are your plans for the tank? What type of corals?

1 of these units for every 2 feet of tank will grow anything you want.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/380924886455
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Once it is done cycling it will just be fish only and a bubble tip. But eventually we would like to add corals (nothing specific) at some point.

Our LFS said those grow algae badly. Did you experience that?
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If you maintain your water quality( keep nitrates and phosphates low) you will not have any algae issues. This is true for any light.
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And don't trust your lfs. They are there to make money. They aren't always as knowledgable as you would think.
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No nems for around a year wait till the tanks established completely a nem will require high light and goid flow


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Great! Thank you!

We won't be getting a bubble tip until it is well established. We made that mistake the first time and got one after only 5 months.


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I wouldn't put a nem under an orbit light, they're not strong enough. The units Dave suggested though would work for anything you wanted.


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I have that orbit light and dont like it. I have lost some SPS corals. If you are not sure what corals you want, get a light that will grow anything. I replaced the orbit with 2 120W dimmable LED panels for $85.93 each. Much better lights.
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Thank you!! We will return it once it gets here and try out the other LED lights


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