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Old 06-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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help led lighting for saltwater reef tank

i would like to get an led light fixture for 29g saltwater tank. i have coralife t5 now several mushroom,zoos,frogspawn,red acans etc. i have been looking at the acan led lighting a104 but not sure if i can find a better deal or go with another company. any suggestion? pic? etc? i like the adjustability of acan led but the price i dont like. help me choose please?
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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An AI sol would be a good option, maybe something from ecoxotic? Not sure on what you could find there though

I know Orphek makes some good fixtures, though I'm not too sure on the quality at all
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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i have looked at them but hard to find, to be honest i had 2 marineland db led 36in over the 29g tank for awhile and nothing died everything looked good but i had some wierd things growing that nobody knew what was it.then i got coralife t5 and everything is great, but heat is an issue. i love the led lighting looking for advice. i have seen the acan lighting led and it is awsome. lots of growth of everything but the cost is up there. hows the marineland reef led? do you know?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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The marineland fixture kind of depends on what you want to keep. I have no worries that it could keep low light stuff like mushrooms or zoas but i'd be nervous putting anything else under it for a long period of time.

All of the ones idream listed are excellent. I have the AI SOLs and love them. Most places online are starting to have them in stock.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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were did u order urs from if u dont mind me to ask? what size would i need for a 29g? what are they going for?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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I got mine from my lfs. I'd think you'd only need one for a 29. they're 529 and on stock on aquacave.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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wow thanks for the info now one light should be enough for a 29g tank? and it is dimmable how does that work?
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it's dimmable with the controller. you have the ability to control white. blue and royal blue colors as well as set timers for them
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #9
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so it is almost like the acan led lights right? now how many would i need? i am assuming 1 right?
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
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Yes, only one would be fine for a 29G
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #11
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thanks any other suggestion for led lighting
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #12
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The lights from AquariumLEDSolutions are incredibly bright. I have a 55 gallon reef tank with SPS and LPS corals and two of their 60Watt panels mounted above do as well as my halides did with a lot of benefits. I'm glad I didn't throw in the towel on LEDs after getting a 48" marineland that claimed to be reef capable. It simply didn't have the power and wasn't bright enough. I do however wish AquairumLEDSolutions would have better mounting options for their lamps.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #13
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what happen with the marineland reef led lights? are those lights adjustable in color? any picture of ur tank? has anybody tryed cree led?
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Marineland just wasn't bright enough. After a couple days my corals were retreating and I just wasn't satisfied and returned the unit to my LFS.
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the lights u have can u adjust the colors? the look pretty cool
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The new Kessil A150W LED pendant I've been watching these at a LFS and will try them when I can afford it. Has anyone tried them?
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Just looking around they look like a great light, but since no one actually has one yet (aside from businesses and the like) no one has done any PAR readings on them.

I hope someone does soon, looks like a very high-quality and right now powerful pendant for an affordable price
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yes they do look very powerful. has anyone tryed cree led lights?how are they?
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What do you mean? Cree are a type of led, not a fixture. That'd be something you'd have to DIY.

I do know that the fixture I will post below uses Cree XR-E type LEDs, and it is quite potent.

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SWC CREE 60 WATT LED REEF AQUARIUM DIMMABLE FIXTURE it on ebay but there are other web sites i seen them on check it out tell me what you think
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