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Old 08-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Ok, so I'm thinking of buying a Marineland LED reef light... I have a 29 gallon tank.have A mushroom leather, anemone, and 2 feather Dusters, the light that will fit my tank is a 24" with the white led's and blue moonlight led's.... Has anyone had expirience with Marineland LED's? Any pro's or con's??
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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My understanding is that they aren't powerful enough for anemones
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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+1. I've read they are not worth the money. No experience though.
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Ok, so I'm thinking of buying a Marineland LED reef light... I have a 29 gallon tank.have A mushroom leather, anemone, and 2 feather Dusters, the light that will fit my tank is a 24" with the white led's and blue moonlight led's.... Has anyone had expirience with Marineland LED's? Any pro's or con's??
For what you have, that light won't be sufficient. What lights are you running now? I see you have a nem. Leathers are ok IMO but that nem will require more light.
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Ive done a lot of research into LEDS and I am still not sure which way to go. If you look at the completr setups Marine land sells, they basically double up on their reef lights.

Dr foster and smith's website has Marineland systems for sale and for example a 6 foot tank comes with 4 3 foot reef capable LEDS.
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Don't buy marine land I owned one they weren't powerful enough. I have orphec LEDs they work amazing, look into them.
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What is your budget
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Everytime this topic comes up, I say to look at the taotronics LEDs on ebay. Cheapest you'll find and strong enough to keep anything your heart desires.
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Yes I have experienced the Marineland fixtures and shortly tested one on my 29g tank. They are very unreliable fixtures, also the power output is pretty pathetic. You wont grow much more than softies with them. also the 'moonlights' are way to much for moonlighting. You get what you pay for, so look into some other fixtures.

My recommendation for a 29g and a budget is the Kessil A150 @$265. Great light, exceptional company, no heat, low power consumption and you will be able to grow practically anything your heart desires.
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Yes I have experienced the Marineland fixtures and shortly tested one on my 29g tank. They are very unreliable fixtures, also the power output is pretty pathetic. You wont grow much more than softies with them. also the 'moonlights' are way to much for moonlighting. You get what you pay for, so look into some other fixtures.

My recommendation for a 29g and a budget is the Kessil A150 @$265. Great light, exceptional company, no heat, low power consumption and you will be able to grow practically anything your heart desires.
Hey Schism what are your thoughts on Par30 and Par38's?

You seem knowledgable so I wanted your opinion on it and figured it went with the topic at hand...

My friends tank(10g) has been doing well with the Par30's and there 74.00

Also Ledtric has the pretty popular Par38 back I stock. The full spectrum one. It looks pretty sweet.
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