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Old 01-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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Need thoughts on right LED setup

Changing over my standard 125 G from MH/T5 to Led.

Right now the tank is FOWLR, growing mostly aptasia and 1 shroom that survived the reef-pocalypse when I got slack. It's slowly but surely cleaning up, thanks to Igor the file fish, and at some point I want to get corals back. Not sure if I'm responsible enough for SPS but zoos, shrooms and other more forgivings for sure.

Tell me what Led systems you would use and why. You don't have to pretend your talking to an idiot - I'm telling you I'm pretty much clueless!

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:30 AM   #3
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Read the lighting best bang for your buck forum, it will answer all your questions.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:44 AM   #4
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I have a sinking feeling it'll be approaching $1k. Not seeing that I'll need to cover all 72 inches of length, so wondering how many of what to use.
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Not seeing a forum by that title, nor a thread on the first 2 pages. Can you link me?
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:54 AM   #6
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It's a rather involved thread. Good stuff though:

Lighting your reef... Best bang for your buck.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:06 AM   #7
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It's a rather involved thread. Good stuff though:

Lighting your reef... Best bang for your buck.
Ouch! 120+ pages! Did I mention I have a day job, a husband and 13 dogs, most special needs? Not much free time.

Just a quicky oppinion question before I start delving: The thread ended in Feb of 13. Seems LEDs have been changing in leaps and bounds over very short periods of time. Are all or most in agreement that the 1 year old information is still current?

Moving on to page 2 of the thread!
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Though the thread died down in the last few months, there is still fresh messages being posted.

As far as these chinese LEDs go, they have received very good reviews, and are still going strong. The only new iteration of these panels is the full spectrum version. Both the blue\white and full spectrum will grow anything you want. It just comes down to the color preference. For $150 per light fixture, they really save $ in the wallet.
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Though the thread died down in the last few months, there is still fresh messages being posted.

As far as these chinese LEDs go, they have received very good reviews, and are still going strong. The only new iteration of these panels is the full spectrum version. Both the blue\white and full spectrum will grow anything you want. It just comes down to the color preference. For $150 per light fixture, they really save $ in the wallet.
Because it is SOOO far past my bedtime right now: currently looking at the chinese ones. Would you do 3 or 4 for a 72 inch length?

moving to page 3 now...
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3 for sure. These fixtures cover a 24" x 24" square area. 3 would be ideal for you. Not sure how far you've gotten in the thread, but these fixtures have dimmable nobs, so you will need timers.
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