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Old 01-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #91
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They come with a hanging kit. You will burn up your coral like the lighting intensity if they are not acclimated to that level of intensity it will kill them. You will need to slowly turn the intensity up over weeks to where you want it. Especially if the corals are under t5 and you are going to leds and mh.
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I will try to figure out a way to hang my lights over my 55 and send you pic if you so you will see how the bridgelux will look.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #93
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I think I am going with LEDs is there anything that i need to know about them.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #94
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You them to be dimmable. The led colors is prefrence I like the cw and rb look. If you can find one that has a timer or ypu can control them someone it will be best.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #95
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I agree somewhat... don't you want to start off right though? Idk... I love my mh, but I wish I got leds
I have been reefing for 10+ years and had the best success with MH. I just tried LEDs on a new 30g cube build a few months ago and I am still tinkering with light settings and coral placements. A beginner would have easily lost a few corals by now. It was almost set it and forget it with my MH setups.
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[QUOTE="ccCapt;2266936"]I am all for DIY (I DIY'ed my entire setup except for my current LED lights), but almost every DIY LED lighting system I saw looks like a frankenstein project with wires and drivers hanging out all over the place. If you don't mind that type of look, go for it.

If you want a more "finished" look, I highly recommend buying an LED system, but you will be hard pressed to find anything for less than $300 for a 4' tank.

These are very popular, but use only blue and white LED's. I use similar lights over my 125 and can grow and keep anything. 2 units will run you right around $300.
2 Dimmable 120W Marine Organism Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank LED Lamp White US | eBay

[Quote] I am getting these.
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Will these work.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #98
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They may idk much about them besides that they look like tao tronic leds.
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So do you think that they would work for any coral.
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If they are like the tao tronics they will
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