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Old 01-01-2015, 09:28 PM   #1
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Saltwatr light

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Some basic info. 45 gallon 36x12x18 tank(18 is the depth). Fowlr setup but planning to get some easy beginner corals. No plans for ever having sps or the likes. Looking at current usa led light for around 160 bucks on amazon. Don't want to spend a fortune. So any suggestions?. Is it a good light or should I lok for something else.

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Old 01-01-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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I have 3 Current LEDs on my tank, and they haven't worked well for me. They flicker on and off, and my plants haven't done much. I put a Finnex planted plus on it about 3 weeks ago, and have seen several new leaves on my plants already. I can press on the light, and they will come back on, but only for a few minutes. I also bought the small moonlights, and they only worked for a few hours. I sent them back.


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I know Finix are good for planted aquariums. I am looking for a saltwater fish with live rocks plus little bit of reef.

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Check out "120 watt dimmable LED lights" on Amazon and eBay.. I pick up a light for $78 with free shipping.. And it can grow anything that your heart desires


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**it also covers my 36 inch 30 gallon breeder absolutely swimmingly


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Check out "120 watt dimmable LED lights" on Amazon and eBay.. I pick up a light for $78 with free shipping.. And it can grow anything that your heart desires


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The problem with this light is that it is a pendant style and I can't use it. I have to buy something that can sit either on my existing hood or on aquarium rim.

I am looking into orbit marine lights. Though they are not as powerful and many users here do not have a good opinion about it, I still think that they are decent starter lights for beginner corals and mushroom. I just could not find anything under 150 that can offer hood placement, ramp timer and both daylight and actinic bulbs under one housing.

Please tell me if there is one and I'll look into it.

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