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Old 06-25-2015, 05:41 PM   #1
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Reef lighting

Can anyone tell me if either of these are any good for a 160ltr reef tank
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Tank is 39" x 18" tall
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:28 AM   #2
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No chance, that thing only has 12watts of power.
You need to be looking for a piece that has a minimum of 1w per LED
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:20 AM   #3
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Ok,the first of those two says it is 1w per led tho or is just a crap unit?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-26-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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My bad, didnt' see that on those. If your just going with a FOWL then your good with those, reef tanks require a totally different Kelvin rating for coloring. The white light for corals is basically not used, you want the majority of your lighting to be Blue. Most nowadays would use a 20k metal halide, or 3 blue lamps and one white lamp in a T5 HO fixture, or 75% blue and 30% white light used on a LED unit.
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First one looks like the P.O.S. Marineland "Reef-ready" LED. Way too much white in that fixture. Notice the picture where you see the blues. The rest is actually white. It would light up the tank nice for a FOWLR and some softies maybe. I wouldn't spend 3 digits on it though.

Those lights aren't anything special to me. I really like Reefbreeders if you were looking economical.
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Ok cheers.
New to this so want to try and get it right with a little help from guys like you,and as im not a rich man i defo dont want to be wasting money on crap that aint gunna work.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:43 PM   #7
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If your looking at cost, then might I recommend this unit.
165W Dimmable LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Reef Coral Marine SPS LPS Lamp | eBay
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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If your looking at cost, then might I recommend this unit.
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+1 each of those units is good for lighting up a 2 foot long section of tank and will be able to support any corals you would want.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:17 AM   #9
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Awesome thank you
1 each?so would i need two of them?


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What are the dimensions of your tank? If it's closer to 3 feet, a single unit with the optics removed will light it pretty well if positioned high enough.
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