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Old 12-17-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hello Iím starting a 125 gallon tank. Right now i will just have it fish onlu but eventually i would like to go coral. I donít want to spend tons on a light. I know eBay has knocks off just wondering which one people like and have used
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Mars aqua...
https://www.amazon.com/MarsAqua-Dimm...ords=mars+aqua
You might need 3..I use 2 on my 75 marine tank..
Most say they can grow anything with this light.
It has 2 channel dimming which is nice.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:10 PM   #3
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I'm looking at a t5 4 bulb fixture. Not sure how good they are but reviews say t5 grow corals good
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:16 AM   #4
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T5s are quite a bit more expensive down the road than leds. All lighting: t5s, metal halide, and leds will grow corals really well.

Leds are quickly becoming the most popular light because of bulb longevity, power efficiency, and low heat output.
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honestly florescent's are about extinct in the saltwater world , I bought leds and I would never take a step back to florescent , the cost of each bulb you have to replace florescent
its not worth the money . leds are very inexpensive if you look at it long term on how much saved over the years.
these are the leds I have and love them they'll grow anything
2PCS-MarsAqua-Dimmable-165W-LED-Aquarium-Light-Full-Spectrum-Reef-Coral

I'm sure they can hook you up with a package deal since over a 125 you would need 3
I got a good deal on 2
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Do they make a smaller version of these lights? I'm going 20 long soon and think this would be way to much for that. I have a finnex led and it's very good but I think I want to try something else for it.
I'd like to build a canopy and put one of those Mars in it hidden.
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I have not seen smaller ,but both channels on the Mars are dimmable so I am sure it could be adjusted for any size/depth tank...
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The new t5 fixture came in. This is my tank with the stock bulbs. My blue and coral bulbs won't be here till the 10th
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