60x24x24 SPS Dominant LED Lighting Recommendations

Kevinmj70

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 4, 2022
Messages
132
Reaction score
230
Location
USA
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Upgrading to a 60x24x24 SPS dominant (eventually) tank. I am asking for LED lighting recommendations, please. Price is not first criteria. Quality, PAR and coverage. Yes, I know T5’s but not an option. I thank you in advance for the recommendations and links. I have watched the extensive BRS series.
 

ninjamyst

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 1, 2014
Messages
2,596
Reaction score
3,944
Location
Orlando
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Radions has the clean look...
DSC_2544-01.jpeg
 

bobnicaragua

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 28, 2019
Messages
907
Reaction score
918
Location
Dallas, TX
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
The best options are to go with a nice module light with supplemental LED bars or a larger panel style light like orpheks.

This is the part where I would normally recommend T5/ LED hybrid, but you already shut that down! :)
 

jda

10K Club member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 25, 2013
Messages
14,325
Reaction score
22,142
Location
Boulder, CO
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I would see if there are any Photons that could fit that area. 60 inches is not an easy size for larger panels. In full disclosure, I do not use LED and this is only recommended since therman uses them and has the best acropora under LED that I have ever seen.
 

Uncle99

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 22, 2018
Messages
8,882
Reaction score
13,066
Location
Province of Ontario
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Upgrading to a 60x24x24 SPS dominant (eventually) tank. I am asking for LED lighting recommendations, please. Price is not first criteria. Quality, PAR and coverage. Yes, I know T5’s but not an option. I thank you in advance for the recommendations and links. I have watched the extensive BRS series.
I use a Hybrid, mostly LED but with 3 ATI blue plus.
3 CBB’ 2 Halos, purple, blue plus and Antinic T5’s
$1,000
IMG_1706.jpeg IMG_1735.jpeg
 
OP
OP
Kevinmj70

Kevinmj70

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 4, 2022
Messages
132
Reaction score
230
Location
USA
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I would see if there are any Photons that could fit that area. 60 inches is not an easy size for larger panels. In full disclosure, I do not use LED and this is only recommended since therman uses them and has the best acropora under LED that I have ever seen.
@therman how many Photon 50 V2 for 60”x24x25 tank would you recommend?
 

Big E

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
2,257
Reaction score
3,632
Location
Willoughby, OH
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
I have the same dimensions and went with two Orphek Icons to start. I fully intend to need to add two 60" reef bars and or maybe another icon and run them perpendicular. I'll evaluate as I go. I also wanted reflectors not lenses.

I would advise against the RB photons as you would need two parallel banks of lights and they also don't come in 60 inch lengths. You'll have a mess of cords and lights.

I've seen these in action at therman's house in person and have also seen Orpheks in person on larger systems.
 

billyocean

10K Club member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
27,644
Reaction score
46,160
Location
Atlanta
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Orpheks are nice and clean and I like the panel style leds. Reefi 2.0 are going to smoke xr30s at half the price and are clean too.
 

xiaoxiy

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 8, 2013
Messages
809
Reaction score
1,350
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Thanks. Checked out the Reefi 2.0. Seems like the way to go
Just be aware that the Reefi 2.0's are fairly blue. If you want a bluer spectrum, Reefi 2.0 is perfect. If you like a whiter-spectrum, go with Duo Extremes.
 

billyocean

10K Club member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
27,644
Reaction score
46,160
Location
Atlanta
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
A couple of quanta bars in addition to reefi would drop some major light on it and reduce shawdows as well. Be careful with reefis though...really strong
 

MartinM

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 26, 2021
Messages
1,261
Reaction score
1,176
Location
Japan
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Radions has the clean look...
DSC_2544-01.jpeg
You mean budget black plastic clunkiness that looks like a toy? :p

stratons or Aurora v12 is my vote. True aesthetics and perfect coverage.
 

Bpb

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 27, 2014
Messages
4,516
Reaction score
6,346
Location
College Station
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Whatever you use just try to cover the tank as best as possible. I use 2-Photon 50 v2+ units along with 3 kessil a360x units on mg 60”x24”x24”. The kessils are purely for aesthetic shimmer which scratches that itch. The reef breeders do the heavy lifting and provide excellent coverage, spread, fill, and evenness. I use the provided legs and get it up to 12” over the water, and the Kessils are between them using aquatic life mounting plates that articulate perfectly into the reef breeders heat sinks.
IMG_5322.jpeg

IMG_5378.jpeg
 

MartinM

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 26, 2021
Messages
1,261
Reaction score
1,176
Location
Japan
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Yep coverage is crucial, and PAR. None of that measly 200-350 PAR that BRS throws around, I have acros and stylos that really took off under 500-600.
 

rtparty

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 19, 2010
Messages
4,674
Reaction score
8,041
Location
Utah
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Yep coverage is crucial, and PAR. None of that measly 200-350 PAR that BRS throws around, I have acros and stylos that really took off under 500-600.

Lol “that BRS throws around”

You know those numbers that have been scientifically studied by Dana Riddle and many others. Yeah, those totally suck! :rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:
 
Back
Top