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Old 02-25-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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What is the best lighting option for my 90 gallon sw to grow all types of coral
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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I have two of the eBay dimmable led panels over my 90. Grows everything but the kitchen sink.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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I have a 90 gallon as well. I'm running 4x24" T5 (Nova Extreme) and 4 LED Stunner Strips (equivelent of about 300w total) and am successfully growing LPS (torch/hammer/frogspawn) & SPS (birdsnest). I do not think it would be enough for Acro though.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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I'm using aqua illuminations hydra's they aren't cheep but everything seems to be doing okay. I'm having slight issues with % but I'm playing with it. My zoas are going nuts.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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I use a quad t5 ho light I was wiondering what could I add to it to grow corals
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #6
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I don't know I just know that you need to research PAR levels to really get an understanding. There are a lot of help full people here that can help you I'm not one yet. I took the easy more expensive way out with my lighting but we'll worth it.

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You could either add more bulbs or switch them out for two of those eBay units which would grow anything
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What are the units on eBay that would grow anything?
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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These http://bit.ly/1obUiHu

They were $10 cheaper a few days ago. But this seller changes prices regularly. You can get them now which is still inexpensive (less than I paid) or wait a few weeks till the price drops again.

You can search eBay for dimmable led for other options. You are looking for 120 and 165 watt fixtures. Each fixture is good for a 24"x24" area of your tank.
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If I add 2 more t5 ho would that be able to grow a lot more coral. Or add a led light like this. Click image for larger version

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