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Old 07-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Are these lights good for my 30 gallon reef. As of right. Now I have Zoas and mushrooms. But I want to get frogspawn and hammers. My current lights are 2 t5 39watts. Would this be a substantial upgrade. I would get 2 fixtures.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_...TFILDLK-vi.htm

Sorry I forgot the link! I would get 2 12000k/445nm fixtures.

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The link doesn't work but it is the ecoxotic link. First one.
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hmmm, the link did not work. Can you try again?

I see ecoxotic in what did show up in your post... so it depends on which model. Some of them are not powerful enough to grow coral, others are.
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http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_...FILDLK-vi.html
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Unfortunately, I would not recommend the stunner strips for growing coral.

Some others might have a different perspective, but I am looking at an 18W strip that has 72 LEDs. This equates to some very weak LEDs that will have very little penetrating power. The PAR at the substrate would be extremely low.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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What about ecoxotic panorama pro
http://www.marinedepot.com/Ecoxotic_...LDLK-4-vi.html
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Yes, those are 1+W diodes, which will provide much higher PAR. I would personally be much more comfortable with those on a reef rather than the stunner strips.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #9
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I think I might get the 24 panorama pro fixture.
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