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GwenInNM 12-02-2012 06:10 PM

I need lighting, and fast! Help with recommendations
 
Okay, long story, but burnt out my outdated lighting t-12's and have decided to upgrade. I would love the Kissil, but that cost is out of the question. I have a 48" long tank, about 75 gallons. Can one of you please tell me what type of fixture would be good, LED's or a coral life?? I need it to be able to grow corals, as I have some now.

How long can my corals go without light? Any quick leads on where to order, and what to order, I'd so need :lol:

Gwen

Reefing Madness 12-02-2012 07:39 PM

Aquarium Light 48" 216 Watt T5 Aqua Lighting Fixture Reef Fish Tank Salt Water | eBay
Aquarium Light 48" 324W T5 HO Hood LCD Timer Coral Reef 6x54 Fluorescent Actinic | eBay
Pro Light - 4 foot - LED Aquarium Lights - (Powered by CubeCart)
TaoTronics TT AL03 LED Aquarium Grow Light Coral Reef Tank Panel 141W 48 3W | eBay
EVO Quad 48" LED Aquarium Light Marine Coral Reef Saltwater Lunar 64X 3 Watt 3W | eBay

T-5 will not have the lighting shimmer effect that LED and Metal Halides provide. But, here you go, your to choose from, no wrong answer.

GwenInNM 12-02-2012 08:05 PM

Thanks for your work in providing all of those. The EVO seems like a good one. . . but believe it or not, my husband and I were talking about this over dinner, and he thinks the Kessil is the way to go. So, I will never ask for another Christmas present again, and my birthday is coming up, so I'm getting the $399 Kessil 350W. I'm thrilled!!:-D
Before I order that tonight, any reason you think just one Kessil 350W blue tuna wouldn't be enough?? My depth of my tank is 18"

Gwen

Reefing Madness 12-02-2012 08:35 PM

Yup, lots of reasons. Its not going to cover your 48" tank. You'll have to have all your corals in the center of the tank. If you plan on getting any that is. If not, then go for it.
These are cheaper: And if you got 4 of these, that would cover most fo the tank.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/30W-Aquarium...item4aadbd115e

GwenInNM 12-02-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1335460)
Yup, lots of reasons. Its not going to cover your 48" tank. You'll have to have all your corals in the center of the tank. If you plan on getting any that is. If not, then go for it.
These are cheaper: And if you got 4 of these, that would cover most fo the tank.
30W Aquarium Tank LED Flood Light Cold White 12000K | eBay

Yes I have corals! How long can they go without light?

Reefing Madness 12-02-2012 10:01 PM

welp, after about 5 days, i'd say your in trouble with em.


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