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Old 07-08-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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Best cheap LEDs for a reef tank?

I have an aqua reef 400 and want to upgrade to LEDs. I've been looking at this V2 iLumenAir 1200 212w. But price is 500! Any ideas for a cheaper version controllable for blue/white?


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You could look into aqua illumination. They're reasonably priced. How big is the tank?

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It's 80G


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Old 07-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #4
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This is one of the best LEDs imho. It lets you keep almost anything without killing your wallet. I have one an plan to buy one more for my 55 when my wallet allows it.
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I wouldn't bother! Cant beat the ati t5 fittings for coral growth etc. lots of people are actually returning to these fittings!


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This is one of the best LEDs imho. It lets you keep almost anything without killing your wallet. I have one an plan to buy one more for my 55 when my wallet allows it.
Does it not have a controller? I looked into it but it seems to me about the only thing it does is dim. What did you grow with yours?
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I had those! No controller but u can use a seperate timer to brings blues on first!
I had good results but they bleach any sereatopora and digitata. And colours on sps werent great.
But just for lps they are perfect and give water a nice glimmer!


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Taotronics are the best bang for your buck. I personally prefer my Radions, but they aren't cheap at all.
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I had those! No controller but u can use a seperate timer to brings blues on first!
I had good results but they bleach any sereatopora and digitata. And colours on sps werent great.
But just for lps they are perfect and give water a nice glimmer!


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How do you change these from blue to white separately? My current set up with T5 only has a timer that comes on with 2 whites and 2 blues all day. I would like to separate this. It also says you can dim them so do you have to do this manually also?

Last question do I have to suspend them from the ceiling?


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Theres a decent lil LED light called eLive. Its a pod based led strip. You can add pods of many types to suit your needs. The pods are generally 6-9$. Im giving one a try and its doing fine on one of my 20L. They have pods that suit most all tank needs.

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