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Old 05-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Lighting help

My friend is setting up a new tank, it's a 15gallon tall, he is redoing the lighting system, but doesn't know what type of lights to use. He wants to have easy low light beginner corals, and clown fish. Here are the lights that he's been looking at, any suggestions/recommendations? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2015, 08:02 PM   #2
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I use true lumen pros(can't even think of one other keeper I know of though).
There are definitely cheaper lights as good out there and current customer support is POOR to say the best!(the transformers/power switchers SUCK!).
Please don't rush (or have your friend rush) to buy lights before a couple real vets have their say.
Always best to ask!
I do like my lights(the current true lumen pro's), but have out sourced replacement transformers and cursed their lying customer support too much to ever give them any more of my money!
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm interested too because I have an old 15g sitting around that I may turn into a saltwater tank if all goes well with his. I just got into saltwater a few months ago, as of now I have a 10g with some snails, starfish and an urchin, I have a 75g set up cycling, I haven't decided on livestock for it yet. Hopefully we get a lot of "old timers" to comment on this post lol, I'm excited to learn about lights, I don't know what a lot of the jargon is though, so hopefully they can "dumb" it down a little .


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Only need one, and it will more than handle that depth.
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