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Old 04-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
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Whats a good led?

So I have been looking to upgrade my lights for awhile but what would be a good reasonably price led system? I have a 55 gallon and prob need two fixtures...and I'm looking for $600 and under
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I would look at the taotronics everyone talks about, but I would go with the 220w model which costs a little more and is harder to find but has a couple better features such as being dimmable.
Amazon.com: TaoTronics Adjustable Light 220W LED Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue Grow Light White 1W LED: Pet Supplies
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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Would I need 2 of those though for my 55? It's 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21...cause if I do might be a little out of my budget for two
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Aquarium Coral Reef Tank black Blue LED Grow Light 120W | eBay

Something like this would be easier on your wallet.
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The price I linked isn't very good considering you could buy 2 of the 120w's for less, but I believe it could be found cheaper. I was thinking I saw it for around $350ea.
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Would two of the 120w support all corals? I have a mixed reef right now with lps sps softies and a anemone? Sps I only have monti but I wanna get some acros
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I bought a MVAVA. It is by far the best fixture for the money. It comes in 1 watt and 10watt. I have the 10watt and it supports all my lps and sps with no problem. My tank is 60"x24"x24" and the fixture cost me $1400. Check them out. Www.mvava.com.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #8
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I have three of the Tao tronic on my new 180 they are increadibly bright and they were 157 dollars each on e bay ill put a pic on here so you can see how bright they are definetly will do acropora half way up. MT tank is 2 foot deep 2 foot wide

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That 220 watt fixture above isn't going to work because it's not going to cover the tank properly. I would go with 2 of the 120's also. It's enough for whatever you want to keep.
I have montipora on the sand bed of my tank doing well. I had to lower them because they were bleaching under the 120 watt fixtures.
Look for the ones with 30 blue and 25 white. they look nicer than the 30 white and 25 blue, unless you get the dimmable version.

*edit* These are not "good". These will do the job. Good fixtures are starting at about 400 each. You'd need 2.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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I decided to go with the taotronic 120w i can't seem to find the dimmable versions but I'm gonna order my first on Friday and the 2nd one hopefully next week or at worst end of the month
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