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Old 02-13-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Led for 5 gal lps and softie tank

Do you think this light is enough for a lps or softie tank?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N0P...826Q63GQAMVZ6#


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Old 02-13-2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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Yes but I wouldn't do any lps
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Ok thanks!! I was just going by the 3 watt per gal rule. Unless that doesn't mean anything? Lol


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not to familiar with that light
but I do know this light would handle LPS and softies it's like 12 inch long
I have 2 of them on my smaller tank 30g and love them
WavePoint Wave Point 12" Micro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light - Super Blue & Daylight Aquarium LED Light Fixtures
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So seaweed, this wave point light you use on your 30 gal tank has 16 leds, and you have 2 of them so you have 32 watts for 30 gal. Is this a good rule to go by when sizing a led for your tank? I'm new to all of this. Lol. I thought you were supposed to shoot for 3 watts per gal? Correct me if I'm wrong?


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Do you think this light is enough for a lps or softie tank?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N0P...826Q63GQAMVZ6#


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That will support softies and LPS just fine. Just as good as the wavepoint.

Wattage per gallon is an old rule that doesn't really work. Each tank needs different amounts.
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Ok that's cool. So how do you know for sure what size light you need so you don't have too much or too little?


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So seaweed, this wave point light you use on your 30 gal tank has 16 leds, and you have 2 of them so you have 32 watts for 30 gal. Is this a good rule to go by when sizing a led for your tank? I'm new to all of this. Lol. I thought you were supposed to shoot for 3 watts per gal? Correct me if I'm wrong?


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Rule of thumb is 3 watts but I've yet to ever see a problem with these lights
keeping softies and LPS there actually very bright considering there only 1 watt per led the only thing is you need to add a external dimmer box
they actually seem brighter than my chinese version of the tao tronics
over my 90g
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Thanks, I've been noticing that on a lot of reviews for some of these 1 watt leds that they do just fine for softies and some lps. I just never had the kahunas to spend the money to see if they really work.


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