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Old 04-08-2017, 11:30 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me a good led for corals as I have a limited budget right now? Someone said the light I have isn't good enough. It is 3000-25000K, 27 watts, 1850 lumens, 42 white LEDs, 21 RGBs, 120-240 volts. I have been stressing over the lights and want to get the right ones before I start adding Coral and anemone.
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Usually, the taotronic LED panels you can find on ebay or amazon work wonders for people. They are cheap 'chinese knock offs'. Many members use them with great success.
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i would be one of those members love those Chinese knock offs. Lets you grow anything
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Right now I have the Coralife t5 48" dual lamp with 10000k white and actinic blue. Any thoughts on Coral life with these?
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Hmm, I've only ever used high out put t5 once, so I'm not a very good judge on that. I've used leds on all my other reefs
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It depends on the tank. I had a 36 bowfront that was too deep for the 4 bulb coralife T5HO to penetrate to the bottom to support corals.
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I have a 55 long so it's only 19 inches tall and I don't have the legs on the light. I talked to someone I know that keeps Coral and frags them and he said he runs the same lights but with a 20000k bulb and it grows most
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All I know is I put this light on today and my snails and hermits started perking up and my flashers wrasse started dancing it seemed like lol
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It would probably do well for a 55 tank. It is standard height. In terms of the bulbs, if they are good quality bulbs and are being replaced every 6 months things should be just fine.
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Purchased a Green Element LED lightbar off Amazon. Works very well for coral and fish.
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How much was it?
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Mine was like about 125.
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