First off, asking for opinions on LEDs on the internet will almost always start a fight between two or more people because everyone has a very strong opinion. But, I have personally found the Intellisun and RapidLED both make very high watt, high PAR structures. Over my 48" 55 reef build I use two 170W Intellisun Ceruleans, but I can't have them at full power. At full power they would bleach out any coral. They're growing LPS
, Softies (Zoas, Mushrooms, Palys, Xenia), Leathers, A Blue Maxima Clam, and SPS
(Montipora, Plating Monti) and the exact lights that I am using (I bought them used from my LFS
) have grown Acro.
These lights have Blue, Purple, and White LEDs. They all are adjustable 1-100%, and the max my LFS
had them on when they grew the Acro was:
I think these LEDs would be a good choice for you, but they're expensive. Don't get me wrong, it is worth it and you don't want to cheap out on it. The only LEDs that I think would be a bad idea that are claimed to be "reef capable" are Marineland LEDs, and Current USAs Orbit Marine LEDs. Of course it depends on what you're growing. For just softies and maybe a couple LPS
you could use the Orbits, but they won't grow SPS
. I hope this helped!