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Old 02-04-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Woud these lights be ok?

Hey guys looking to get a cheaper light set up for my reef tank, running a 6 bulb t5ho right now but want to cut back on the power bill. So i was going to go with a led system I currently dont have any sps corals and dont plan on getting any any time soon, possibly some birds nest and monti cap but way in the future. Currently i have just zoas, leathers, shrooms and a few frogspawns and hammers. Would this light system be ok? If so wat all could i keep under it? And should i keep some of the lps a little higher in the tank? If you dont recomend this light can ya point out something similar priced in led. The tank is a 3ft 65 gallon.



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Old 02-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #2
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I wouldn't keep much more than lower light demanding coral under it. Looks like it could easily keep soft corals and your hammer higher up in the tank. I wouldn't even try to keep any SPS or anemone under it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:42 PM   #3
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What if I did 2 of the units? Not saying sps or anemone but would the lips be ok then lower?
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Might be able to get away with lower light SPS or an easier to keep anemone.

Edit: Have you looked into the taotronics fixtures? They are a third of the price and you'll be able to keep anything you want under them. A simple timer on it and the process is automated for you. All you'd have to do is figure out how you'd want to hang it.
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No way IMO. This fixture is just for looks. Their 3 foot fixture is only 48 watts. Weak is the word I would use. If we are talking a 3' tank, then 2 of these fixtures will be around $350.00. Even 2 of the Taotronics or similar panels Hank mentioned would only be around $180, and you'll be able to keep anything you want.
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Have not heard of the taotronics, I just looked for them a bit from my phone all I found was a used one on Amazon and just one. I did notice it pulled 120 watts tho, so 2 would be 240, was I mistaken I could get away with led at a very very low energy usage? Could you link the fixture your talking about.
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You wouldn't be turning them all the way up, so they would use less wattage.
This-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Grow Light US | eBay
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165W Dimmable Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Light Marine Reef Coral Fish Tank Lamp | eBay
You may even be able to get away with one if hung a bit higher.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:42 AM   #8
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If i get those ill go with 2 its in the budget just keep em turned town a bit, which of those 2 would you go with, i like the housing of the white one over the black but i thats all i know lol dont know enough about led lights to pick the right one.
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Either one of those I linked will make your tank and corals look very nice and grow them well. I prefer the straight blue and white ones with the white case, but many like the multicolored lights. It's up to you. I would try one first, then if you feel it's not enough, or you are getting too much shadowing on the edges, get a second.
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Ok thank you cant wait to get em on my tank.
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