Reef Lighting input needed

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Reef Lighting input needed

Postby bubblewood on Sun May 26, 2013 10:42 pm

I'm currently in work on a 240 gal reef tank. Tank dimensions are 60"x36"25". I'm looking for some input on suggestions for lighting. I really like the metal halide look on corals and fish. Then I'm not against the LED route either. My tank will have LPS & SPS plus any extras.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Reef Lighting input needed

Postby zdstrong on Fri May 31, 2013 7:54 pm

If you are looking to purchase. I have two lumenbrite III SE pendents with electrontic ballasts sitting around. Would like to get rid of them.

they have very good coverage so they would work well stretching the gap from the the standard 48 to your 60 ... ector.aspx

These are the reflectors. they have good bulbs in them so they are ready to go. let me know if you want to take a look
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Re: Reef Lighting input needed

Postby plainrt on Fri May 31, 2013 9:38 pm

I just went with one of these large hamilton reflectors over a 36x36x27 cube with a 250w radium and it covers it so damn well.Great looking fixture also if not gonna use a canopy. ... P3046.aspx
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Re: Reef Lighting input needed

Postby IslaDelMar on Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:47 pm

I have the same 240 and I'm using 3 it2040 led with sps LPs and is doing really good .
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