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Old 02-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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What do you think

I was looking around for a new light fixture, was looking for some halide then was told about this led grow light
Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light 120W Black EU Version
what do you think about it for a 55g corner reef tank?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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Looks good, looks like it will be pretty. But please wait for some more answers before you buy...
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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I'd like to know info too I've been looking around for new light too... I like the night moon light
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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Hehe they do look verycool, but i want to know how they work =)
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You don't want that one. That's the European model. you won't be able to plug it in.
This is the American model-
Aquarium Coral Reef Tank black Blue LED Grow Light 120W | eBay

I have 3 of them over my tank now. Par numbers were good. Give me a couple weeks to confirm via my stony corals.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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All right good to know =P would have been frustrated if i couldn't plug it in, and how is the dispersion with the lights, because i will only be able to hang 1, and the measurements?
and your 250 thread is great read the entire thing =)
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I'm assuming you have a 54 corner. If so, I think the spread will be good enough for this size footprint. As you saw in the build thread, I have a 7' tank and use 3 of these over it. In person, you don't see any shadowing on the sand bed- only small V shaped shadows at the top of the water between the fixtures.

Here are the PAR numbers and i illustrated where you see some shadowing. This is a 31" deep tank, so, your sand bed numbers will be higher, but I'm pleased with the output.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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I'm assuming you have a 54 corner. If so, I think the spread will be good enough for this size footprint. As you saw in the build thread, I have a 7' tank and use 3 of these over it. In person, you don't see any shadowing on the sand bed- only small V shaped shadows at the top of the water between the fixtures.

Here are the PAR numbers and i illustrated where you see some shadowing. This is a 31" deep tank, so, your sand bed numbers will be higher, but I'm pleased with the output.
thanks!, great info, im going to have to see what you do then ill jump into the led craze, but those par outputs look very good =)
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Awesome LED light! Mr. X, if you can could you let us know how your corals are enjoying the LED's. I have a 180gal thats 6ft long, so I was looking at new lighting, either 2-3 of theses or 2 400w m/h. obviously the LED's would save my light bill!! also on buying 2-3 radions......
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You are going to need 3 of these to light a 6' tank. you would also need 3 x 400 watt mh, not 2, because the spread on a halide is roughly 2', unless you put them up really high over the tank, which will be blinding.
These are fine for a tank of your depth. You'll be able to grow whatever you want.
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