LED light

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LED light

Postby Hopper21 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:59 pm

I need some help and thoughts on a new LED light. I want to try one out but their are so many to choose from and most of the reviews are all over the place. I have a 4X2X 24 tall tank some Xenia, zoes ,RBTA, chalice, nothing special really. No plans on getting SPS. Right now I have a 4' with 2-250W HQI and 96W Anti. I bought that light years ago when I did have SPS and some more light sucking stuff. Thanks for any thoughts and please be specific if you could.
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Re: LED light

Postby MadCityReefer on Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am

If cost isn't an issue then 3rd and 4th gen Ecotech Radions. That's what I use and love but I also use t5 supplement lighting with my led's and in my opinion its the best combination. If your looking for value I would look into Reef Breeders or SB Reef.


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Re: LED light

Postby power on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:56 pm

I gave up on leds yes they give good shimmer but t5 are simple and lamps last a year. leds DO degrade drivers fail yes ballast burn up in t5 but are cheap to replace. leds don't use that much less power a EcoTech Radion uses up to 150-190 watt and cost $650 a t5 48" setup 200 watts (depending) so about the time you leave the hobby or want a new fixture the t5 was cheaper
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