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 02-29-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
Suggesting on LED Lighting for a 125 future reef tank

Hey guys I am currently cycling my 125 and am looking to upgrade my lighting. I am thinking about getting 2 AI SOLs. Im not going to get too crazy with it as this is my first saltwater tank and I dont have too much to $ spend on lighting, I was thinking around $800 thats why the 2 AI Sols sound nice. Is there any other LED lighting that would be better fit for my tank and my budget? my tank is 125 gallon 72X18X20. I know some will say I need 3 or 4 of those but $800 is all I can afford. I want to have some nice fish and coral. Thanks

Brian
__________________

__________________
Brian B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 1,156
Aquarium Lighting for Reef Systems: Current Nova Extreme Pro T-5 Fixtures

Not led but will work great.
__________________

__________________
EriksFish315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
I have 3 of these over my 125. There are also a few others here who have the same lights.

TaoTronics 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light- White | eBay
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
leftyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 824
I have 3 AI Sol's over my 72", I feel one more (4) is probably more adequate, 6 is probably ideal. But I have anenomes, SPS and LPS. If you are doing soft coral or no coral to start, 2 would be enough to light it. The middle and edges will definitely be darker. The price might drop again on them as they are coming out with a different model. You can always add more Sol's later.
__________________
leftyfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
I dont know if this is a stupid question or not but on the AI's can you turn them sideways possibly to cover more space?
__________________
Brian B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:25 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 1,156
Yeah I've seen the mounted either way.
__________________

__________________
EriksFish315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
125 gallon, led, led lighting, light, lighting, reef, reef tank, sting, tan

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My first cichlid tank! Am i ready? VioletEmber Cichlid Discussion 41 03-09-2012 07:37 PM
New 75 gal cichlid tank!! em_witt Cichlid Discussion 27 03-08-2012 06:38 PM
What is your largest tank? phoenixkiller Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 19 02-29-2012 02:06 AM
Update, on me 29 gallon Cichlid hunt Jtwin64 Cichlid Discussion 8 02-29-2012 02:02 AM
What is going on? (Video) CouponDiva Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 6 02-29-2012 01:12 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 AM.


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