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Old 03-22-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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New 60 Gallon - LED Lighting Thoughts?

Hello All.
So I am starting on my saltwater venture. My tank is in the cycling stage now and water is doing very well based on the advice I have gotten here....THANK YOU!.

I have a question, naturally....I am currently using the 2 fluorescent hoods that came with my tank and I know they will not be adequate going forward.. The plan is to start with a FOWLR tank and eventually introduce some live corals... I also think it would be efficient to switch to LED when the budget allows. I have been looking at the Current USA LED hood for my tank.

Current USA Orbit Marine LED Aquarium Fixture 48" 60" Wireless Ramp Timer Pro | eBay

I know the TAOTronics are loved here...but I dont really have options for hanging them above my tank...so I need something I can put across the top as a hood replacement.


The model is sold for 225+ for the time being...
I await your responses and thank you in advance...

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Here is a great company to look into for lighting that has option to be tank mounted Build My LED Custom LED Lights for DIY Horticulture Aquarium Hobby Lighting

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I would want something more powerful if you intend to keep stony corals and clams. Otherwise, the current fixture should work for you.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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I used the tao over my 60g with bars that mount to the back of the stand. You can buy premade ones or make your own.

here is a shot of them

180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
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