View Full Version : Need help picking led

09-08-2014, 04:33 PM
My parents want to switch my tanks to led . And I don't know much about led . What should I be looking for a 175g reef

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09-08-2014, 04:56 PM
What's your budget ? What are you growing in your tank ? I ran 4 120 watt cheap Chinese LEDs over my 180 and was happy, I started with only 2 fixtures and once I added two more I was growing everything from mushrooms to sps and clams

09-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Lps , claim , nem ,couple sps and soft corals

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09-08-2014, 05:11 PM
What's your budget ? What lights are you running now ? If your just wanting LEDs to try and aren't concerned with dimming and timers built in I would start with some used 2:1 ratio Chinese fixtures. Many people who switch to LEDs end up going back to t5 and mh. The money saved with bulb replacement and electricity cost made LEDs a good choice for me and I was always happy with the results.

09-08-2014, 05:17 PM
$ 300 wouldn't want it to be more then $500 . And I have t5s

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09-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Ive used the reef radiance and I really like them. I have one now on my frag tank if you want to come check it out.

09-08-2014, 05:48 PM

these are the LED lights you saw on my tanks when you came over


these are the yo-yo hangers that make it super easy to move the lights up and down, very much worth the cost

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09-08-2014, 06:34 PM
You could talk to hooked about building you custom lights. He just redid his 90 gallon and they put out a perfect coloration

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