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Old 10-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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led reef lighting?

I have a 36" wide 35 gallon Reed tank. The current light I have on there is an aquatic life dual 39w t5 ho. I was thinking of trading it out for more energy efficient led lights. Would this light be good enough for my tank? Or am I better with my t5 hos? I'm also using a marineland hidden led strip. Its only 6500k with atinics.
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Are you planning on keeping any corals, or is this just to light up your fowlr etc?
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LPS, SPS, softies. I mainly have zoas but different frags of others.
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I am following this thread. I have the same lighting on my 29 gallon and am looking to upgrade my tank size and maybe upgrade or supplement my lighting.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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I'd recommend Taotonic LEDs... One would work and u can grow anything... Pic is my 180g, but as u can see, I have clams, lps, sps, softies, and shrooms...
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I'd recommend doing a little research. There are a lot of LEDs floating around out there. You get what you pay for. Cheaper ones daisy chain their lights creating hot spots. Check it out....
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:09 AM   #7
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I'd recommend doing a little research. There are a lot of LEDs floating around out there. You get what you pay for. Cheaper ones daisy chain their lights creating hot spots. Check it out....
http://fissh.multiply.com/journal/it...ew_Information
I've have no issues and have great growth...
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I have tmc aquaray reef White/blues and Arcadia moonlight blue led,s and all is happy zoas and mushrooms are growing like mad ! Just remember the deeper the tank the more lights you will need !
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I have LEDs on my system. Check them out if you would like to see a DIY option.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #10
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I import LEDs like the Tatronic ones on EBay. They are inexpensive and work fine. For what you pay, they are disposable if there is a problem. I have a PAR meter and I haven't found any issues.
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