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Old 01-18-2014, 08:40 PM   #11
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I'm new to all of this . Iv got a 29 gal cycling now . I'm thinking ahead about wat I'm Gona have in this I like zoanthids and sps, Lps I know I can't have a lot of them because of my tank size but I'm wondering wat lighting and how much of it would be good . It's 18 " deep and 30" long . I won't to get a light that can be good for any thing I don't won't to buy a light and find out later that I'm limited to wat it can grow . I have a 30 " compact florescent on it now . Wat should I do
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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Mark, what did you want to spend? There are many LED options that would work for you.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:11 PM   #13
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I don't realy have a budget but I don't won't to go crazy either . Iv found a lot of LEDs out there but iv found that some r under 300 bucks and some r over 1000 . And none of them say how many wats I need for wat I want to do . As far as my budgets goes the more pricy it is the longer it will be before I get it . Witch it realy doesent mater if I don't have it for a few weeks because my tank is not yet ready for any thing that needs stronger light . It will be a few more weeks before I get my clean up crew if my tank continues on the pace it's on now .
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:20 PM   #14
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First of all, you don't need a cleanup crew. You can save that money for corals.
Secondly, something with 3 watt LEDs would be my suggestion.
One of these-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay
or one of these-
Evergrow Dimmable Full Spectrum D120 120W LED Light for Reef Saltwater Aquarium | eBay
would allow you to keep whatever you wanted.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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Realy . I saw thoes but I didn't no how good they r because they r cheep . And I couldn't find any reviews So my next thing is can it be mounted without having it hang from the ceiling my wife doesn't like the look of the wires we saw a similar one at our local marine store .
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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And wich of the two would be better for me .
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:17 PM   #17
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Either one will work fine. Many people are using these units now, including myself, and they do a terrific job.
You can use something like a plant hanger and hang it from the wall behind the tank.
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+1 on the first unit that X listed. I recently purchased two and they are actually a very nice unit for the price.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:30 PM   #19
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I think im going to get it iv heard good things so far . Should I get the 165w unit and just keep It turnd down incase I ever get a bigger tank
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no. the 120w units usually dont need to be run at 100% to grow just about anything. the 165w ones would be more useful if you had an exceptionally deep tank.
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