Lighting

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Lighting

Postby reefled » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:12 pm

Which light do you use for your tank? How do you choose the right light?
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Re: Lighting

Postby ampaogiko » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 am

reefled wrote:Which light do you use for your tank? How do you choose the right light?


LED cause it produces less heat, low consumption (70 watt LED is brighter and has more coverage than 70 watt MH), it shimmers! and you can choose the color ratio for DIY. choosing the right light is a personal preference, it also depends on some factors such as what type of system you're planning to have (high demanding corals, low demanding or fowlr), and ofcourse, budget. hehe HTH :D
-75 gal reef tank
30 gal sump
RO dnw-110 skimmer
sunsun wavemaker
1/2 hp chiller
DIY LED
-45 gal fowlr tank
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Re: Lighting

Postby thurrmac » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:48 am

ok here goes...

power leds - most desired because of less heat and much brighter sya
halide - intense lighting that will make your corals grow like weeds mainit ito needs chiller or fans
T5 HO - not as hot as halide some say it will give your corals pastel color needs fan or chiller

rule of thumb, 5W per gallon, so kung may 20 gals ka your lighting will be 80w... pero hindi naman to sinusunod eh ngayon pa na my leds na... a 50 watts leds will out shine a 70 watts metal halide... san kapa :mrgreen:
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Re: Lighting

Postby reefled » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:15 pm

5W per gallon, HPS or led, both same? or HPS 5 Watt per gallon, LED like 3 watt or even 2 watt per gallon?
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