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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38730

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Whats a good light to get for my tank? 90 Gallon - 36x24x24! I am thinking T5, looking for a full setup. I have a LED on the tank now, its a reef light and I am tearing the reef this week.
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38733

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If for south or central American then I would go for a lower light setup then t5, especially if Oscar or dempsey in your plans, they like lower light. I'd go with a warm white LED setup, they have DIY setups on eBay for cheap with remote controls and all that. Unless your planning on growing plants those would be perfect and low energy costs.
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38739

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I am in the market for lighting also...just so many choices.
Lefebvre could you post a link of a DIY setup example from ebay?
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38744

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Love my Current USA Sattelite LED. Awesome color effects - you can dim the light down or crank it up. Change from white to red, to green, to blue, etc. Has a couple of automated settings to like cloud cover simulation, lightning storms, etc. Moonlighting. And of course your own custom settings can be saved. For the price of a new T5 - spend 20 bucks more and get this light. It will do or be pretty much whatever you want it to be.
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38745

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Copper7 wrote:
I am in the market for lighting also...just so many choices.
Lefebvre could you post a link of a DIY setup example from ebay?
Thanks


www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Waterproof-300...ords=led+strip+light
I'm planning on setting up a 75g in the near future. Using plain old work shop T8's in combination with these. Work shop dual T8 at lowes is like 15 bucks. The bulbs tend to be a little too warm for my taste (usually they are like 2-3000K which is really yellow) but the last time I was in I saw a couple of 5500K? Can't remember what they were - they didn't look too bad, and with the addition of these LED strip lights I should be able to get the color combo I'm looking for without much trouble.
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38756

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~rush~ wrote:
Love my Current USA Sattelite LED. Awesome color effects - you can dim the light down or crank it up. Change from white to red, to green, to blue, etc. Has a couple of automated settings to like cloud cover simulation, lightning storms, etc. Moonlighting. And of course your own custom settings can be saved. For the price of a new T5 - spend 20 bucks more and get this light. It will do or be pretty much whatever you want it to be.

Are these the lights that you are referring too?
90 Gallon - 36x24x24
EShopps ADV-200
Jabeo WP-25 Wave maker
Ehiem 3000 return Pump

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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38758

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Yup those are the ones I'd recommend right there!

Rush I'm running a combo single t8 with the strip LEDs on the 120 right now, the t8 is pretty white in hue so I add warmth In the daytime with the leds, at night the t8 is off and I run dim blueish white on the LED to simulate moonlight. Cost me 30 bucks for everything.

On a second note I really want one of those current USA fixtures. How do the weather effects look?
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38769

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Depends on the fish. I dont see going from LED to t5. Both are high output lights.
-55 gallon with Red Lutino Oscar
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Lefebvre wrote:
Yup those are the ones I'd recommend right there!

Rush I'm running a combo single t8 with the strip LEDs on the 120 right now, the t8 is pretty white in hue so I add warmth In the daytime with the leds, at night the t8 is off and I run dim blueish white on the LED to simulate moonlight. Cost me 30 bucks for everything.

On a second note I really want one of those current USA fixtures. How do the weather effects look?


Personally I'm not big on the lightning storm effect. It looks cool the first few times you have it on, but I don't think the fish like it. The 'cloud cover' effect though is awesome. That's what I have mine set to most of the time. Fades in color from warm white to cool white, also fading in intensity and then ramping up again. Awesome effect.
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Lighting 4 years 1 week ago #38780

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~rush~ wrote:
The 'cloud cover' effect though is awesome. That's what I have mine set to most of the time. Fades in color from warm white to cool white, also fading in intensity and then ramping up again. Awesome effect.

Ditto...... The cloudy day effect is impressive. If you sit and watch the tank you would swear you are watching clouds cover the sun in varying levels of brightness. They nailed this one.

The storm effects are equally realistic but it can go from darkness to complete bright light, which is not good for the fish. But it absolutely resembles a storm. The daytime storms are not as impactive but nor as impressive as the night time storms.
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