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lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 11:41 AM
Hey guys I have a 16g bow front that I'm trying to setup but I can't seem to find any lights that work for it. It's only 20"wide but is 18" deep. Any ideas on a decent lighting setup? I'm thinking at most medium-low light needs stuff in the tank since its depth. Would a par38 bulb be my best bet? I've been searching for days and can't seem to come up with a reasonable solution. I'm on a budget so trying to keep lighting around $150 if I can.

Murfman
09-13-2013, 11:45 AM
Par 38 is not going to be enough coverage. You would probably need a few of them. How long is the tank?

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 11:47 AM
Sorry the tank dimensions are 20"l x 13"w x 18" H

Murfman
09-13-2013, 11:49 AM
I would think 3 par 38s would give you the coverage you need. I would go with an Evo 120 LED unit and hang it as high as you can. I run 3 on my 300 and they put out 90 par at 30"

xsocali
09-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Buy a used chinese led or a new one off the forum for about $125 new.

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Thanks guys. Yea I was thinking of maybe picking up one of those off that group buy but it looks like those are over a month out. Anyone know of a decent vendor to pick up one of those LED's from? So many seem kind of sketchy online that I'd rather use someone who has ordered from them before.

Murfman
09-13-2013, 12:11 PM
These are dimmable so they are perfect; http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?14236-3-EVO-150w-Dimmable-LED-Panels&highlight=evolution

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 12:38 PM
Wouldn't those be a bit of an over kill for a 16g tank? I was hoping to be more in the $150-$200 tops range.

Murfman
09-13-2013, 12:44 PM
Wouldn't those be a bit of an over kill for a 16g tank? I was hoping to be more in the $150-$200 tops range.

probably overkill but you can dim them to the light level you need. I have used small led arrays on my 5 gallon pico, 9W, and not enough to keep zoas alive.

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 12:47 PM
Yea I figured I'd have to dim them down. Any cheaper alternatives? I'm not trying to be super cheap on the tank but I do want to stay around my budget.

static reef
09-13-2013, 01:04 PM
I have two evo 's that have 12 3 watt. With a nice 20k spectrum. I had both of them over a 60 and ran corals and macros just fine. 75 per. You should only need one. I can take a pic when I get back to the house. Both blues and whites are dimmable

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lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 01:06 PM
Static that would great! Depending I might take both if you are looking to get rid of them. Really appreciate all the help from everyone. These forums have helped me a lot.

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 01:23 PM
Not a lighting question but do you guys think a Koralia nano 240 would work for flow?

Coral Xpressions
09-13-2013, 05:24 PM
How soon are you needing the lights? If uoure wanting one of mine from the group buy I have an extra full spectrum running over my 55 for "what if" reasons. I could lend you that one until this next order comes in and then swap it out for a new one. Shoot me a text and we can habla about it :) 210 275-7520

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 08:51 PM
I'm thinking I might take a full spectrum non green from you for a different project. I'm thinking the light Static has would be perfect

Coral Xpressions
09-13-2013, 08:56 PM
Cool beans. You have my number, just lmk. Out of town til the 25th but I've got cell and some Internet to take care of ya. I got you tentatively down for one of the extra full specs til you say for sure

lamilvelo
09-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Perfect. Thanks Bush

lamilvelo
09-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Static Reef you still looking to sell one of those evo's?

static reef
09-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Static Reef you still looking to sell one of those evo's?

Yup. 843 318 2736

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