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Old 12-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a marineland double bright leds

Does anyone have a marineland double bright leds if so do you think they work for a reef tank.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Not bright enough.. you may be able to keep some stuff alive but they are far from being reef capable
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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I have them on my FOWLR. Wouldn't think they'd be bright enough for my reef.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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those light are actually very bad for reef, they have a reef bright one but cost way too much
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Is there anything I can add to the double brights to get more light.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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For proper reef keeping , you will need to add a lot, almost like getting entire new fixtures.

The light not only has very little lIght, it also has wrong spectrum, that most are in red and yellow and not enough spike in blue

http://www.3reef.com/forums/led-aqua...ook-74623.html

The white is 6000k and it is geared more towards freshwater
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So what do I need.
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You can keep corals under 6000k. They just won't look very colorful. What size tank do you have Beau_123?
What photosynthetic creatures do you intend to keep?
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I have a 55g and as of now I have one zoa one toadstool and two clown fish.
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Ok, so what do you intend to add? Sps? Clams? Anemones? For these, strong lighting is necessary. moderate lighting is all you need for what you have now.
Do you have a canopy over your tank?
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