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Old 11-17-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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This LED light ok?

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How sufficient is this for reefs?

Normally $230 was on sale for $180 contemplating getting it. IF ITS GOOD?


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Old 11-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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No it's a pretty weak light, will limit you to low light softies


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Ok good! Saves me the money then haha


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Old 11-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with that particular unit.

I have LED lighting on my Reef and have for a few years now but I built the light myself. LEDs are a topic of debate in the Reef world. Many people will say you have to have certain LEDs with certain wattage per LED. I have 42 3w Cree LEDs on my system and I've had great success with them. Again I built the setup myself. I've never looked at prefab LED units other than the very expensive EcoTech Radions.

Maybe someone here will have had some experience with the light you are looking at.
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I'm not familiar with that particular unit.

I have LED lighting on my Reef and have for a few years now but I built the light myself. LEDs are a topic of debate in the Reef world. Many people will say you have to have certain LEDs with certain wattage per LED. I have 42 3w Cree LEDs on my system and I've had great success with them. Again I built the setup myself. I've never looked at prefab LED units other than the very expensive EcoTech Radions.

Maybe someone here will have had some experience with the light you are looking at.

I don't have the cash flow for radions!

Thanks for yalls help!

I have about $200 I want to spend on a light.


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I don't have the cash flow for radions!

Thanks for yalls help!

I have about $200 I want to spend on a light.


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For what it's worth I built my light for just a little more than that.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #7
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Without mentioning the dimensions of the tank this can't be answered very well. I disagree with bigred. As long as its used on a 36inch tank it could easily handle LPS corals maaaaybee some SPS. However since you cannot control the led colors its a bad choice just from that alone. I personally like having blues on for 10 hrs and whites on in the middle for 7 hrs. This light seems to be all on all the time.

If you are really want low cost leds google this: "GU10 LED Build Thread (Chinese Ebay Lights)"
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #8
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504 LEDs doing 35 watts? That's .07 watts per diode. I would not trust that with anything but extremely low light corals. Here's what I'd get with that budget. http://m.ebay.com/itm/301388959409 or you could do the just blue/white ones as well.


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These are my dimensions guys! Maybe this will help out some!!!

36x16x21

Bowfront so 16" at the widest part of the tank


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Using the lights bribo suggested would work. They are hanging lights though and if not hung properly can lead to looking trashy. If you do end up going with those absolutely do not run them at max level at first. Slowly raise light level over a week or 2.
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