Right now my lighting consists of a 4x54w bulb T5HO fixture with two 10ks and two actinics. I'm not having any issues with the fixture but with there being more affordable options with LEDs now, I'd like to upgrade.
I don't intend to keep SPS
, just softies and LPS
, but I know if I changed my mind I would be able to no problem with the LED
fixtures I'm considering. I know it will also save me in the long run, with both energy costs and bulb replacements.
I've read through threads here and have really began looking into LED
lighting recently. I still am having a hard time deciding on what is best for me, both with cost and for my tank. I'm hoping I can have a few questions answered that will help me make my choice.
My tank is a 60 gallon; 12"deep x 24"tall x 48"long
So based on my reading these two sources/lights seem like the best option.
TaoTronics TT AL09 Dimmable Coral Reef Tank Light LED Aquarium Light 120W 55 3W | eBay
On with the questions..
With the TaoTronics, I'm assuming I'd need two for my tank, right? It'd certainly be great if one was able to work but with the length I'd think two would be required.
Also, with these lights I know its common to hang them. I would really rather not hang them if possible for a number of reasons. Are there other options?
Onto the second link, I'm not sure which lighting fixture here would be best and what would be needed for my tank. I want to be able to grow softies and LPS
no problem, not worried about anemones, clams, or SPS
though. With all of the options on this site I'm just really not sure what I should be looking for exactly . I really like that these can be placed on the aquarium, from my understanding they have the legs/stand for this.
Also, I don't mind spending the money to be able to upgrade but still don't want to go overboard. So obviously, cheaper (without loosing quality) is better.