Need advice on new lighting for 90g tank!

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Need advice on new lighting for 90g tank!

Postby annmarie on Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:51 am

My current lighting system is on it's way out. It is a 48" long T5 system. I have a 90g tank with mostly soft corals (mushrooms, zoas and polyps). The tank is 48"long and 24" deep.

I am looking for advice on what type of lighting to look into...T5 again vs LED. Please, if you could, include brand of lighting you prefer. I have been doing some research and I see that the price point on LED fixtures is quiet variable and the reviews are the same. I appreciate any advice.

thank you,

Ann Marie
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Re: Need advice on new lighting!

Postby starboard on Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:56 pm

Hi Anne! Now it all depends on preference really. T5's you will need to replace bulbs every 6-9 months and for LED's, I have had the same ones for almost 5 years running and saved a lot of money not buying bulbs. I like both and use both but for what corals you have I would suggest LED's. Personally I believe Aqua Illumination is the best brand and bang for the buck , they have a great reputation. http://www.aquaillumination.com/lighting/prime/
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Re: Need advice on new lighting!

Postby MM on Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:58 pm

yes I replace t5s every 9-12 months depending on how many hours per day they are on. - Mark
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Re: Need advice on new lighting!

Postby annmarie on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:33 pm

Thank you for your advice. I will look into the LED you recommended.
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