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Old 09-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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aqua illumination hydra led lights

Just considering 3 of these lights just looking for some opinions on them to see if it worth splashing the cash.
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That is something only you can decide. Most of the options on this fixture are unnecessary, so it would be all for your personal enjoyment.
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Well I can get these lights at good price. Am still not going to get them if in 6 months I will need to get something else. Just wondering what make of lights do u run on ur tank.
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I run the cheap ebay LEDs.
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New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black US | eBay

They work just fine, but don't have all the "bells and whistles" the hydra does. Either fixture will grow corals just fine.
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How long u been running ur lights for I've seen them just thought too cheap to be any good.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #6
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How long u been running ur lights for I've seen them just thought too cheap to be any good.
I just got mine in today. I will be doing a full review hopefully this week on how I like them. The only difference is that I bought the full spectrum ones.
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Yes that would be good . What is the dimensions of ur tank coz am running a 5ft x 2ft x 2ft tank. Just so I know what u think of the penetration of the lights.
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How long u been running ur lights for I've seen them just thought too cheap to be any good.
I bought mine in Feb of 2012. Many people on this forum use them now. They work just fine. They do lack all of the lightening storm effects and automatically ramping the light up and down, but like I said, those things are completely unnecessary for a successful reef tank.

You will be able to keep whatever you want. I grow sps on the sand bed of my 25" deep tank.
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Yes that would be good . What is the dimensions of ur tank coz am running a 5ft x 2ft x 2ft tank. Just so I know what u think of the penetration of the lights.
72x18x24. It's a 135g
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Just considering 3 of these lights just looking for some opinions on them to see if it worth splashing the cash.
If I'm not wrong, the aqua illumination hydra has only 95 watts, kinda pricy for programable lights. You will need at least 4 units for your 6 foot tank. Go with mr_X option, you can get them in full spectrum as well with 35 watts more per unit
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