Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 22
Leds??? Leds + t5 or t8s??? Help???

I have a 160 litre reef tank, current has a blue and white t8 and a blue and a white aqua ray 600 LEDs. Would I be able to put 2 more led units in and scrap the t8s or do I need to add some t5s I'm wanting to keep a variety of corals ??? Help and advice please???
__________________

__________________
Pick1225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
obscurereef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,301
Are those 3 watt LEDs or 2? I don't think you'd need the T8s or T5s. LEDs can be very strong and can even fry corals if they're strong enough.
__________________

__________________
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill
obscurereef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 22
Not sure what wattage they are? Bought second hand so no paper work. But they are the latest ones so asuming they are 3 watt then i could perhaps scrap t8s???
__________________
Pick1225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
obscurereef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,301
Yeah T8s don't really help with coral growth that much (might grow mushrooms and very low light corals, but not much else). I've seen AquaRay LEDs on mixed reefs growing pretty much anything. Just research more about. They are really strong lights and if they're not dimmable you'll need to put them high up so you don't burn corals.

AquaRay | LED Lights
__________________
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill
obscurereef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 22
I have since found out they are 2 watt so would u suggest more and scrap t8? Thanks
__________________
Pick1225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.