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Old 02-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hello I'm interested in switching from t5 to led right this what I have Aquatic Life T5-HO Light Fixture - 4 x 54 W - 48" and would like to switch to this
Current USA Orbit Marine LED Saltwater Reef Lighting System - 48" to 60" but I'm not sure if fixture is more or less powerful it's for my 180 gallon thanks
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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Go led you'll save money in the long haul.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #3
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I have the orbit led and it most likely will not be enough light to keep corals in such a deep tank. I have it over my 40b and expect it to keep softies and lps.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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So I guess my current light is more powerful then this led light fixture
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #5
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I was looking on Amazon and found this http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00CE3O...110_SY165_QL70 would this help the growth of my corals? thanks
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I couldnt see all the specs on that light, sorry.
Have you looked into the ebay taotronics leds? They are about $100 each and you would need two. They will keep whatever you want to keep too.
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I couldnt see all the specs on that light, sorry.
Have you looked into the ebay taotronics leds? They are about $100 each and you would need two. They will keep whatever you want to keep too.
For a standard 180, 3 are needed. Those fixtures are good for about a 2x2 area.
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lol, this was a 180g? oops my bad,.....X is right, thats 3.
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I think the one on Amazon are 3watt led.
I found good reviews Dimmable 165W LED Aquarium Grow Light Full Spectrum Fishtank Reef Coral LPS SPS | eBay on this light just wish it had built in timers
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