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Old 11-09-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Help with LED lights

I got this orbit marine LED light for my 75g tank and I don't know how to measure or the conversion of the LEDs I need for corals. This is the description of the light:

410348" - 60"46.8 x 3.5 x 0.4446 Watts96 Dual Daylight/96 Dual Actinic LEDs, 192 LEDs Total.

The combination of 8,000K/12,000K white along with 445nm/460nm actinic blue creates the perfect spectrum for marine fish, inverts, live rock and corals.
Will this be good enough for all types or corals specially anemones?

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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The orbit lights max out at softies and low light lps unfortunately, definitely not enough for nems.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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The taotronics panels off amazon or eBay are about the best bang for the buck out there right now, they cover 2'x2' per panel and go for around $100 apiece and will allow you to keep any photosynthetic creature you'd like. Search 165w dimmable reef led and you'll find them, just make sure they're dimmable. There are other options out there depending on your budget
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Budget want to stay under 200. Will look for those ones you mention. Thank you so much for your help


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One more thing. Why do the need to be dimmable? Do led's need a special setting? Thanks


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LEDs penetrate water amazingly, much better than bulbs. Right now I run my Ecotech Radions at 60%. At 100%, I burned all of my coral to death. You want to be able to acclimate things to the new lighting as well.
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If your a diy type of person 100watt multichip make for powerful cheep lighting! A bit Cheeper then Tao lights and give a wonderful shimmer to the tank!


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Old 11-10-2014, 01:14 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I'm going to pick one of the 160w led's just not the taotronics as they are very expensive. I will be back to ask you a few more questions when I get it. Like the 60% ratio and all that.
Thanks again for the help guys.


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I have two 36" orbits on my 65 gallon. I like them, I have sps, lps, clams, zoas.


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I have two 36" orbits on my 65 gallon. I like them, I have sps, lps, clams, zoas.


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The Marineland Orbits? I like those but read it can't do all corals? You've had no problems?


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