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Old 05-08-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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How many LED's

I'm just setting up a 60g(uk) tank and was wondering how many LED strip lights to use,I have 1 aquaray aquabeam500 and 1 aquafx500 at the moment.The tank will have LR,fish and corals later on,the tank is 24" in height.Is this enough or do I need more,will these be adequate for corals?
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I just switched to Led’s for my 125. I'm using the PacifcSun BT-EX units which contain 120 - 1w Led’s per unit. Each unit can cover a 2x2 section, so I have 3 of them (1 master - 2 slaves). Now that is supposed to be equivalent to 400w MH, but I would think you would need quite a few 12w strips if you want to maintain any corals.
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I've read that these strips give off 33% more light at 50cm than 24w tubes but I am going to get a 2x2 aquabeam soon so hopefuuly that should be adequate
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