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Old 11-20-2014, 03:49 AM   #1
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Newbie in need of help

I'm completely new to this saltwater game. Here is pics of my reef set up its a 220 gal display with a huge 150 gal sump refugium. I need more better lighting
Now have only two eBay LEDs. Any help advice Greatly appreciated
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:09 AM   #2
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Here lemme fix that for ya
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:15 AM   #3
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How far off the water surface is the bottom of those led units? They should be somewhere around 12 inches. I forget what my brothers it at.

Also I'm pretty sure those units are meant to be hung with the ring they came with so they level out. Not each cable mounted.

Going to assume you have a 6 foot tank? Looks like you need at least 1 maybe 2 more of those leds.

Ummm not sure what else to say. What equipment do you have?
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The lights are about 5 inches off my tank. This was a used system I used what ever I had. I'm running a algae scrubber what seems to be working great.


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Old 11-20-2014, 04:24 AM   #5
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The lights are about 5 inches off my tank. This was a used system I used what ever I had. I'm running a algae scrubber what seems to be working great.


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See how the light is lazer beaming if you were to raise them up to at least 10 inches or maybe 12 it would help drastically.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice I'll do that after work.


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My tank is 7x24x24. Yes I was wanting two more when I can afford it. Should I stick with the same lights or buy two different I've seen just blues. Or blue and white. These have red and green as well?


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Old 11-20-2014, 04:37 AM   #8
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Yes go to ebay
Aquastar 165W Dimmable LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Reef Coral Fish Marine | eBay

Being your tank is 7 foot def go with 2 more. spaced evenly as possible.

My brothers tank running your same lights at least 12 inch off surface.
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Nice tank. Thx again


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the height of the light also depends on how intense you want the lighting and how deep the tank is.
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